Friday, June 10, 2011

The rain barrel works!

We got a shot of rain this AM which I didn't think amounted to much, until I was puttering around the gardens this evening and decided to give the rain barrel a knock.  It seemed about 2/3 full.  The water was warm and ran from the spigot wonderfully.  I think that I 5-tripped it around the gardens with the watering can and all went well. 


Smiles in my day:
-  My migraine was a three hour tour today.  It could have been worse. 
-  The green bean seeds that I planted to replace the ones that didn't come up are starting to shoot up out of the ground.  I was so happy to see that! 
-  The garden is weeded.
-  My neighbor gave me a Potentilla that she purchased to replace a plant that didn't die.  I had never heard of a Potentilla, but it now has a cozy home in the butterfly garden.  I moved one of the ground cherries to make room, but believe me, we're running a little spacious after the recent rip and flip of that bed.  I was thankful to have a new addition. 
-  Sprinkling organic food throughout my beds, hoping that the scent makes Chuck (the resident chipmunk) or Chuck's friends stop eating my marigolds.  I seriously don't know if the marigolds are going to make it, but my hope was that the powdered manure stink will turn the critters away.

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Hooray! A rain barrel is really on my wishlist. :o)

I've never heard of a potentilla either. I can't wait to see photos. :o)