Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday This and That

Hi, everyone. I hope all of you are safe and managing through the storms that are across the country.
We're under a severe storm warning, so I'm just waiting and blogging. :)
Here's what's happened around our house in the last couple of days.

This morning, a turtle found it's way to the area at the bottom of our deck steps. I can't imagine how it got there, because it would have had to navigate several lower steps to get to this part of the yard. It disappeared a few minutes after I took the pic. 

I put a pot of sedum Autumn Joy cuttings on the entry chest, and..

...cuttings of Basil, and a branch from one of the hydrangeas on the kitchen hutch. I found the hydrangea branch broken off, so I'll see if it roots.

Baby figs are appearing on the fig tree. 

Two trips to the garden center and thirty bags of mulch later...

...the front yard is mulched. Yay!

I put a little vase of gardenias on the secretary. Love the fragrance...so much for my exciting life. :)

Well, it's getting really dark outside. 
Guess I'd better check on things before the storm hits. 
Take care everyone and stay safe.
xo Babs

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is storming like crazy right now! Love the little touches of flowers and greenery in your home. I have that same Turquoise pottery vase you showed. Love the color but mine is pretty beat up but found for super cheap at a thrift shop. The gardenias in it are gorgeous, one of my favorite flowers!


Sarah said...

Babs, I think the storms are headed across the country. I hope all your mulch doesn't get washed away. ;-)
Seriously, hope all is safe and that you don't experience the torrential rain we had here.
That turtle ventured into friendly territory.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your yard and gardens are looking good Babs and I love the pretty vignette you created on your entry table! Hope the storms have passed and all is well!

Scribbler said...

I hope you are safe. I saw the news today about the severe flooding in tx and ok. That turtle is a doozy!

Kelly said...

We ended up getting a lot of rain from that storm! That's a great pic of that turtle! I love watching turtles. I don't see them very often. Our gardenias aren't blooming yet. I love the smell of them! Yours look pretty in that turquoise vase.

Stacey said...

Hey that's the kind of exciting life I love!! Your flowers and plants are all so pretty. Don't you love putting fresh mulch out? It's hard work but makes everything look so pretty.

Marigene said...

Great photo of the Eastern Box Turtle. So much rain in areas that really don't need it...send some to California! Your yard looks wonderful.

Blondie's Journal said...

Such sad news coming from around Houston---I hope you are on drier land...so devastating.

That's a colorful turtle. We have a lot of snappers at the lake and I can't tell the difference so I stay far, far away!

Love the herbs...you can cut basil, etc., and keep it in containers in the fridge to use for a good week or so. But I bet you knew that! ;-)

Jane x

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Babs- your yard looks great with the fresh mulch! That is one colorful turtle- love it! We have had several bouts of rain since yesterday afternoon and right now the winds have picked up dramatically. Seems to be a lot of storm activity going on everywhere!

Dana Bishop said...

Babs, I love everything you've cut for indoor arrangements. I have never thought about cuttin the Autumn Joy but that is a wonderful idea. I wish I had gardenias. I think the fragrance is heavenly. Your mulch is icing on a lovely cake :)

Lady of the Manor said...

Hope you weathered the storm. We've had plenty of rain but luckily no real storms like in OK and TX! Your yard looks so nice and rooting the cuttings are a great idea. I've recently planted Autumn Joy. How big should it be before I try to propagate it? I didn't think about doing that until I saw you did it. Do you just put it in water and let it root?

Linda said...

Your photos are beautiful, and the turtle is gorgeous!

Denise said...

Hi Babs, Your newly mulched lawn looks great!! That's always such a good feeling to get something like that accomplished -- makes the lawn look manicured. :) I love your gardenias; they have the most wonderful fragrance.

It's been raining on and off here in N.C. since Monday evening; it's a good thing because things were turning brown here, and it's only the first week of June. BTW, I loved the picture of the turtle!! Have a good week.


Denise at Forest Manor