Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Washing Machine & Flowers

It was such a beautiful day here today...probably in the high 70's with a breeze.  It's supposed to be warmer on Friday~maybe even a record breaker.

Yesterday, I did the last of my "flower" shopping.  I got some geraniums, lots of lobelia (finally) and another bag of Miracle Grow Garden Soil.

I can't remember if I've already posted a picture of my new washing machine or not.  Anyway, I've actually had it since last fall, when the gal down the street moved to Arkansas.  I saw it and asked her what she was doing with it & she said "nothing.. do you want it?"  So I wheeled it down the street. I thought I would fill it full of dirt and plant flowers in it but that would take an awful lot of dirt and besides the lid is in good shape & I didn't want to discard I decided to plant the lid.  I put some potting soil around the edge and popped in some nasturtium seeds and carefully covered them up and watered them.  The way I figure...the flowers will boom and hang out over the edge of the lid.

I planted lobelia in several hanging baskets and the geraniums in pots that I have sitting here and there.  I didn't get it all done before I was pooped and had to quit...but almost.  I also went "big" grocery shopping today, so had all of that stuff to bring home & put away.

My handsome son came over after work and mowed the back lawn this afternoon.  I stopped my planting to feed him some dinner and visit with him for awhile and then he was off and I continued for about an hour.  I'm also moving all the pots with spent daffodils & tulips in them,  back behind my shed.  I figure if I water them once in awhile during the summer they'll bloom again next spring.

Well that's all for tonight...enjoy the pictures.   Until next time, Linda



lv2trnscrb said...

great pictures; Linda; I like what you did with the washing machine lid; very clever!

I bet you enjoyed your visit from your son!!

we are having warm weather here too, but more like in the 90s, LOL; enjoy!


jjdolfin9 said...

Nice photo's and I love the washing machine.
Hugs, Joyce

preciousone25 said...

What an EYE you have... that washing machine's gonna look GREAT!!!!  I don't know much about flowers at all, but I LOVE the bluebells color.... WOW!!!!!!!  Thanks for sharing!!


dbdacoba said...

I love the washing machine.  Real high tech, state of the art, space age.


mariealicejoan said...

Beautiful pictures Linda.  I bet your garden is breathtaking when all is in bloom!  I think the washer will look lovely with all those flowers blooming on top!
Great idea!

sdoscher458 said...

What great pictures. My sister spent the weekend getting her Garden in too..must be the time to do it in Washington State.  Down here we are already harvesting lots of tomatoes, hoping for more cucumber something is attacking and eating our garden like a well the wildlife must live too...take care, love, Sandi

pm71blackfen said...

Linda I am so ENVIOUS of your 'new' washing machine!  I'd love something like that to plant up.  I'm looking for an old butter churn for the same resson, I love unusual things with flowers in them.  Thanks for showing us!  Love, Pat

deshelestraci said...

I talked to my mom last night who is just south of you in Vancouver.  She said it may be 90 or 95 for you today.  It hasn't even been that hot here in Tennessee yet!  And most of you have no a/c.  Here it is a requirement.
Pretty flowers!

robinngabster said... HAVE to leave me the washer in your will!  I LOVE IT!  I sent my Mom sunflowers for Mother's day!   Everything looks so pretty at your house, I could come right over and sit on the porch with ya!

abicequeen said...

Morning Dear Friend,

Boy does the wringer washer bring back memories of the first years of marriage.   I think I had a demon possessed one as all of a sudden the arm would start to swing around and BOY did you have to be careful...not to mention little fingers of kids being curious.

Have a great weekend.   I have had my walk (7 am) and heading to the shower and then finish packing the trailer.



kamdghwmw said...

I love your washer. My great grandmother actually used one like that! LOL We have had near record breaking temps here. 100 plus. It is getting to hot to fast.

breakaway1968 said...

My mom had a washer like that and used it to wash all our clothes in.  Your bluebells are amazing!  Loved all your pics!

justplainbill said...

Linda, I love your plantings and flowers. I am unable to have a garden and can only have a few pots on my back deck. Only disadvantage I can see with living on a golf course.
I think that rosy colored plant you did not name is a rhoderan (that is surely nto the right spelling.) My son asked me about the same plant last Sunday and I could not recall it then.
I can't believe that you are a week or two ahead of us with the planting season. Yesterday, in the Philly area, was called the last day of possible overnight freezing weather. Your weather is a lot more modertate than ours.
Enjoy you Spring and Summer. Bill

fasttrack58 said...

I love the old washing machine! What a great idea... and the new pretty rose, and the bluebells, everything is so pretty....
and it was just 101 degrees here today....
Linda :)

jimsulliv3 said...

I remember those ringers and I remember them pinching my fingers.


jlocorriere05 said...

I used to have a washer like that with a wringer on top back in the 60's! Your flowers are gorgeous, I love the rhododendrons and azaleas, we can't grow them here in Brighton as we have chalky soil. Looks like your yard is going to be full of colour for the summer! Jeannette xx  

wwfbison said...

I love what you've done with your flowers.  I am stopping on the way home from work for my flowers and will do my planting tomorrow.  Your place is going to look terrific when they all come in bloom.