There is usually not a day that goes by that I don’t work. I’m not complaining–I love what I do, and it’s very difficult for me to keep still anyways. Short attention span and all that. But this glorious sunshine convinced me to just enjoy fiddling around at home and in the garden. So apart from ordering some gorgeous new gems for some upcoming designs, I was tasked instead with difficult decisions like: Should I paint the kitchen shelving yellow or aqua? (Aqua won out.)
And then I made two batches of banana nut muffins and ate an entire plate full. Well, not really, but almost.
I rearranged our living room and hung lace curtains for summer; they billow in the breeze quite nicely. And now, my desk is the best seat in the house.
Plus, it’s got a pretty sweet view.
Being surrounded by sunlight during the day is wonderful. I just soak it up like these little plants. In fact, I’m sitting here now as I write to you good people.
And did you think I forgot about the garden? Heavens to Murgatroid, no! For starters, the Mister and I spent most of the afternoons weeding and mulching the front rose garden, pruning the hydrangeas, the butterfly bushes (good grief what a job that was…they were as tall as the house) and cutting back the ornamental grasses.
I was too quite-covered in dirt to be carting around my camera, so I didn’t get a chance to take photos of our progress. But I couldn’t resist bringing it out to snap a photo of this lungwort which just started blooming (about 1 month earlier than usual).
Then I went ahead and relocated some of the container roses into the garden to make room for new arrivals. This is ‘American Pillar’ which I will be training to grow up the crabapple tree presiding nearby. Won’t that be so pretty? I also transplanted Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’, two of my ‘Dr Van Fleet’ roses, ‘Reine des Violettes’, ‘Félicité Parmentier’ and ‘Mme. Plantier’ into one of the perennial gardens. I’m not going to lie, I kind of shoved them in along with all the other plants. But I don’t mind if everything grows all tangly-wangly and overgrown. In fact, I kind of like that.
OK, so maybe it wasn’t really a do-nothing weekend, but it was still pretty fantastic. What did you do last weekend?