Monday, July 11, 2011

some monday in july





what a glorious morning! i got to shut the a/c off after a few nonstop days, which always makes me feel better...i did finally have to break down and water the garden yesterday, i cannot believe i'm saying this, but i really think we need a bit of rain. in any case, things look pretty fab, garden-wise, except for the various pests and diseases that seem to be attaching themselves to my plants: blossom end rot, powdery mildew and squash borers, so far. :(




i went shopping in my usual whirlwind style on friday. got some new curtains for the living room, 'cause the old orange ones were faded and falling apart. these are kinda grandma (even for me) but were new in the package from pier one, lined, and were going for $3 a panel. they were marked $45 per panel, and they match the couch that i kind of don't like, either :) ha. good enough for now. ps. see that little chair in the corner? that is my next little 'project'...




then, i got a wild hair and went to world market (actually went there for coffee to make rani's 'concoction' and saw a cute little bistro table that i had admired in the spring for $99. i decided to totally overfill my back patio and get it for half that price. now, i can drink my morning coffee in a more civilized way, i guess. to be honest, i'll probably never use it, but i will admire the pretty :) oh. i have to restain the chairs, which i have had for awhile. more for the to-do list....


here is my favorite new plant of the season. it's called a hyacinth bean, and apparently grows huge. the flowers are an insanely beautiful sweet-pea like blossom. supposedly, it gets big purple pods on it at the end of the season, and is a self-sowing annual (a favorite thing). i am thinking of covering the back side of my new fence with it, if it holds up to all i have read about it.


then, spent part of saturday with carey. we realized we are bad shoppers, but that we really don't care. i did run into a cute bird for my long-empty bird cage ;) he makes me happy.

schwew. ready to have a great week! be blessed everyone!

12 comments:

Karen said...

There is almost too much in that post to comment on.

What are the flowers in the second pic?

What do I ask for if I call World Market to see if they have that table (which would go oh-so-perfectly in the Chris Spot).

What will happen to the chair??

bobbione8y said...

karen, i love talking to you, but not about flowers, please...?!

ask for the mosaic bistro table, they have several different versions, not sure what this one was called, though!

what do you mean about the chair? nothing happens to chairs around here, generally , except that they rotate quite a bit!

see. not so hard to talk about the contents...how are you feeling? ready to tell about YOUR world?

Karen said...

WHY???? I learn so much from you!

You said the chair was your next project, so I asked what would happen to it.

Looking up closest WM...

Freaking tired still. :-)

bobbione8y said...

oh! yes. i was thinking you were talking about the patio chairs. which, btw, i'm not sure if WM had matching ones. you might want to check....! i would love it if you got the table. it is a really cute thing ;)

i am going to paint/recover the other chair. someday when i am not faux working at the computer :)

Karen said...

Faux working is the best!

Rea said...

I don't know if it is too late for them, but getting some calcium at the base of those tomatoes is supposed to help w/ blossom end rot. I just crushed up a bunch of free TUMS that Mike got at the race this spring, but I think that blood meal also has calcium. Or wait, maybe it's bone meal...yeah, that would make more sense, I think blood meal is nitrogen.

anne said...

LT: HAHAHAHAHAAAAA---Free TUMS at the race. I just wonder WHY the marketing behind TUMS would know that they need to win THIS crowd. (?) I can't imagine it is because there is so much salad and veg being served!

Also... I just wonder how you test what your soil needs??

And lastly, Bobbi, shhhhh! be quiet over there... I am talking to Loretta on your blog. ha;)

anne said...

And Bobbi... my mom did hyacinth bean for a few years and finally gave up. Not to be discouraging, but it was never "self-sowing" in our experience unless that means picking the seeds at the end of the season, saving them and "sowing them yourself" the next spring, which she did each year until that got old. But they were/are beautiful and are delightful crawlers! just fyi.

bobbione8y said...

believe me, 'tums that mike got at the race' got my attention, too ;) ha. so far, only the yellow squash and zucchini have the BER...i am praying for healthy tomatoes. i guess that is my regimented plan. rub em and pray for em. ha.

ps. i am going to save the hyacinth bean pods. there is a house on 14th street by my bank that has had these vines for YEARS growing on their chain link fence. i have coveted. it's hard to believe that they plant seeds every spring, considering the overall look of the home, but anything is possible. i'm still loving my little one :)

anne said...

ha! of course you would know the house with the chain link hyacinth! she used to have a pool... ;) it is the one that inspired my mom to discover what the "vine" was. the lady does indeed save and plant each year.... mom talked to her.

bobbione8y said...

really! her yard is actually quite cute, isn't it? little does she know the stir that her fence causes in plant lovers ;)

cherk said...

I think I am just going to print off pics of your yard an put them on stakes and stick them around my yard. That is about as close as I can get.