Visited a beautiful botanical garden today - Leu Gardens - specializing in camellias. Plenty of japonicas and sasanquas, but also some very unusual ones, a very beautiful one with small white flowers, and a weeping habit, small leaves. What a gorgeous plant!!!! I wonder if it would grow in Oregon. No photos to illustrate alas because I'm not at my home computer but I took a lot of pictures.
Yesterday Jim played golf at Deer Island which is like playing golf in the middle of a wildlife refuge. We saw 33 alligators!!!! They were basking in different water ponds on the course, generally quite a bit below our level but some were pretty close by. You have never seen anything quite so prehistoric looking as an alligator...
Also the birds were beautiful, lots of blue herons, ibises, a bald eagle.
This is the Florida that appeals to me, rather than the Disney World part...no offense Walt but your park is just too fake. Nice landscaping though!!!!
So...then this morning I went out walking, had to drive the Volvo so I borrowed Jim's spare keys. Got home and realized that Jim's set does not have a house key on the ring like mine does. So I was locked out.
Then...got to the church to help count the collection. There's a ring at the door and it's Bob. "We're re-keying all the locks!" he announces. Great. I don't have a church key anyway (except the joke kind ha ha) and so that doesn't affect me.
But then...we go to get the money from the safe and the key to the closet is missing!
Hopefully that ends the cycle of keys and I will find my Volvo keys soon. It's not a full moon, but there must be SOMETHING...
Still having our sale on little green and brown spotted paphs. Let us know if you want some!!!!
Call Peterkort Roses at (503) 628-1005.
See the picture - a cute motley assortment, 3 different kinds.
They are growing up - last week Norman decided they were big enough to venture out of the coop he made for them - he opened the door and did they come rushing out? No. They were too CHICKEN to come out.
Eventually they tippytoed out and started going after the weeds and scratching around.
Does this qualify as another step in the "green" direction for Peterkort Roses - I think it does!
After a few days to get used to it, they now come POURING out of the coop in the morning and get down to business.
They started out in the lily area and now they are starting to venture into the deep, dark forest... the roses.
The whole point is to use them to get rid of the tiny weeds, which they love to eat, before these weeds grow up and start attracting bugs, diseases, etc.
Eventually we'll get eggs too!!!!!!
Been laughing at Suzanne Somer's seven dwarves of menopause: itchy, bitchy, sleepy, sweaty, bloated, forgetful, and all dried up. !!!!
Ya gotta laugh at it. If possible!!!
Talking with people down at the market yesterday, Jim of Grand Avenue thought it was too negative. He liked the critique of "flowers in a box" but thought the flowers were kind of nasty.
Gerhard and Melinda of Flowers by Dorcas liked the ad for the Doritos crystal ball the best. Gerhard thought my favorite, the beautiful insect ad by Weiden+Kennedy was "girly."
Apparently Teleflora participants were told in advance there was going to be a Superbowl ad and were expecting it. I was surprised!!!!!