Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Primroses and Pansies

I don't make resolutions but I try make some personal improvements each year. Lately I've been in a bit of a rut... neglecting things that normally bring me pleasure, becoming rather disorganized.. that kind of thing.
And being busy. I used to be a lot busier.. weird huh? Anyway, yesterday's get busy plan involved some errands that I' d normally let go till the absolute last minute like OHMYGOSH THE DOGS NEED FOOD or other emergencies like that.

I also treated myself to a trip to Alden Lane Nursery, it's primrose season. They don't yet have quite the full color selection that I'd like to see, so I grabbed up just a few pots and some pansies. I love them, their scent reminds me of childhood.

Ohh something else I'd like a lot. A crazy bunny topiary! Ok you snow peeps, I bet you think this looks good, but believe me, year round weeding isn't the paradise you'd imagine.


Blogger alobsiger said...

Flowers. I remember flowers. Say, that bunny topiary looks like I have on my farmville farm. Have a sweet day!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Pookie said...

OK, you're right about not wanting year-round weeding, but this post is killing me! It's time to order new veggie seeds for the 2010 garden so I'm already in high "I want to plant stuff NOW" overload. Pictures of pansies and primroses aren't helping!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I agree with the "year round weeding". In '09 I gave control of the yard to my gardener, (I'm 65). It was hard but he does a great job. If I feel the desire to weed, I just go out before he gets here on Tuesday. I still do all the planning and planting.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I've always wanted a topiary too. I tend to kill things but it is good Mr. Hive can grow anything. I'm just afraid I couldn't keep him trimmed perfectly and my bunny would look like the hunch back of notre dame or worse, over trim so that the bunny would look like a skelatin. On a side note, I love primroses.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I know exactly how you feel. Just can't get my mojo working; I feel disorganized. I didn't get my fall planting done when I should have so I only have two pots of pansys. No primrose, no sweet peas planted, no stock, no nada. With the bad freezes we've had my begonias are much and the yard looks b-a-d! We won't even talk about closets. What a mess!!! So I think I'll watch "What About Bob" and chant, "baby steps, baby steps"!

Have a great week. Maybe we should just stay inside and sew!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Orcsmom said...

I love Alden Lane Nursery, especially in September when they have the quilt show! I ws just over there this past week-end! I like to go and just walk through, it really helps me to relax and clear my head out, but it also helps my creativity!


7:55 AM  
Blogger Anne Sutton said...

Oh my gosh, are my eyes seeing what I'm seeing? Did it cost a fortune? Do I need to go right now? Brenda sent me over and I should have know it would cost me money. Seem to remember a yarn place where you bought online...

7:59 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- we all have our burdens....

8:31 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

It is true about the weeding...even though I hate snow and cold, I do look forward to the "non-weeding" season here in Ohio.
I used to get more accomplished when I worked full time and had kids at home. I seem to waste more time now....maybe because I know I can!!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sunny warm pics! Makes this chilly day much more bearable. The topiary is just darling!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Kathi D said...

I don't think I even know what a primrose IS! Is that awful or what?

I need to slap myself around and get into gear. Or maybe you could come and slap me around. I feel all disorganized and phlumpy, and I have a hard time getting traction when I'm like this.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just LOVE pansies. We are in Central Florida and it has been freezing here for a week, with no end in sight :-( A lot of my plants are burned. So there goes the weeding.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Stick to dirt, just can do it in your PJ's.

I have a light green thumb. I'm not 100% into to the garden. I wish I was.


11:42 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You're killing me with those pics. Haven't been to Alden Lane in ages.
I already have primroses, but it suddenly feels like I don't have enough of them.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

Great. Now you make me want to go to the nursery and start planting things that I don't even know what they are.

I really wish you'd go grocery shopping and blog about it. I think it's the only way I'll be able to go. Use your super powers for good, Pam. Send me grocery shopping!

1:07 PM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

I think it was the 2 holiday weekends, I know just what you mean about traction. Lots of ideas but no energy to get moving on them and a myriad of lists of goals and inspiration just don't cut it ( cu tit...get in the end. But Alden Lane, nice way to fill in around errands.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous tammy tadd said...

I dunno, I think I would prefer weeding over shoveling snow. Although I DO like the snow, by February it's gonna be gettin' old!!!

7:30 AM  
Blogger one gal's trash said...

I have some really easy resolutions on my blog, except I like the term "goals" better. Your bunny Binnie is just delicious. But not in the cooking on the stove kind of delicious.
Happy New Year!

7:06 PM  
Blogger one gal's trash said...

Here's my link:

7:08 PM  

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