For the first time in many years, I have not visited the garden center at least three times a week. There isn’t any more space around my entry, and it has remained too frosty at night to add plants in containers outside.
When I moved here six years ago, I added perennial plants in the tiny section by the front door, putting in a few hostas, ferns, creeping jenny, and some other species that thrive in mostly shade.
These plants return each year, so I have minimal work to do in the future.
The trees, shrubs, and rose bushes are part of the well-orchestrated landscape in my planned neighborhood.
These are the rhododendrons I showed you earlier in the week. The blooms last for about three weeks.
Since the fireplace will not be used again until the fall, I moved the accent chairs over to create a more spacious feel in the sitting area.
The weather has remained much too cold to move any plants outside on the screened porch, so it is still empty. I relocated the tea cart to the bay window area and repotted the orchids. This white one has been blooming non-stop for over two years.
That’s the breakfast nook where I enjoy most of my meals.
My vegetarian lunch yesterday included a variety of sauteed mushrooms. I added chopped fresh cabbage near the end of the cooking time. The spinach is raw. I added some roasted red pepper and green olives, black beans, sliced avocado, and a slice of baked sweet potato. I shaved a few pieces of aged sharp cheddar cheese on top and then added hemp seeds. I was so busy; I didn’t get a chance to eat again.
That’s a Japanese Maple behind me. I may add a few more hosta and ferns to this area.
A technician arrived to change my internet provider service, and then the exterminator showed up. I had many errands to run afterward, including picking up Mr. Mickey from his warehouse. He has been working full days this week as he continues to recover from a broken leg at almost eighty-six years old. How incredible is that!