Friday, April 25, 2014


Happy Friday!
I've checked out some books from the library and some from my own library [I'm a book lover so I love to say that, "my library"...hehe!] This weekend I'm hoping to finish clearing out the garden and get it ready for planting, but I have some homework first...

Roots Shoots Buckets & Books - Really fun book for ideas to grow a children's garden and including them in the process.
Oklahoma Gardener's Guide - Plants for my area. I'm hoping to add native perennials because I tend to buy plants that do better in warmer climates. [Like plants that I grew up with in Mexico and California they don't do so well here.]
Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars - Have not read this one yet but it's by the same auther as Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots and it continues with the children's theme gardening.
The Medicinal Herb Grower - Will read this weekend but it's goes into growing a medicinal garden.
Grow Your Food For Free (Well, Almost) - I'm hoping to improve my vegetable garden. Normally I only grow tomatoes I'm hoping to expand!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 21, 2014

herb fest #2

Jenks Herb Fest

This is the second weekend at the herb fest for me and the boys. We were there at the crack of dawn when they opened! [-er 8am, early for me on a weekend]. This one was bigger than last weekend and they had great plants too, lots of bougainvilleas. [Which of course I didn't take any pictures of]. We took a break and had some chocolate croissants...mmmmm.
Ram, loves selfies...haha!

I only got two plants, go figure, but I'm saving my pennies for the others shows.  The large plant Clerodendron Thomsonae is a sort of bleeding heart. It will be a house plant because it will not survive in our climate. The other "desert rose" Adenium Obesum, the tree trunk just won me over, [very bonsai looking] and my little new African basket in purple because L would love it. 
After coming home I got inspired to get the garden cleared out, this looks a lot better than it had before. No before shot, it was wayyyy to embarrassing. It was all covered in weeds and grass, still is a little on the right side. Will keep working on it but this will be my before shot... I usually just plant herbs and vegetables but I may add flowers this year. Ram digging a hole in his quest for long as they are out and getting dirty I don't mind the holes.
Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!