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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Moments

Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor's garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.
Dave Barry

My neighbor does not own one, but he doesn't garden either. I had a tremendous day yesterday. My friend Penny and I went to the greenhouse in the town where she lives. Boy, did I find a haul. I thanked the owner and told the man how lucky I felt that he had Perpetuo Basil again.....He had it last year and hoping, hoping hoping, that is why I made the trip again this year. He told me he only sold a few plants last year (to me) and considered not growing any this year (I will need to buy more!). I came away with Perpetuo, Opal and Cinnmon Basils, as well as thymes and a pelargonium, chocolate and lemon mints and various sages. The ornamental grass that used to be in this front yard has found a new home in Penny's yard.

From there, we picked up her brother and lunched in Sioux City with her family. I have a little secret....I love to play poker. We stopped at a casino on the way home. As a rule, I do not gamble, my money comes too hard and there are always other more important things....like wonderful wools, to spend my money on. Well, I came away as the big winner. I played for a half hour and walked away a quarter richer!! Penny gifted me with the Space Needle charm she found at an estate sale we went to on Friday. I am originally from Washington State. She and I turned it into a row marker.

The leaf I harvested from my Mother's plant is now blooming, does anyone recognize it? I would sure love to know the name. Is it a Primrose?

Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by.

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