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Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter. 


Saturday, March 24, 2018

You can be an artist too.

No painting experience necessary.

These are goose eggs.  
Chicken and duck eggs work well. 

Ostrich eggs are even better.

 Goose eggs are rolled in a batch of water that has been spiked with 3 different colors of nail polish. 

The secret is to use sparkling nail polish.

I used sparkly red, gold and silver.  

 Line a dish with aluminum foil.  Add about 3" of water.  Spike with a few drops of nail color.
With a stick or needle lightly swirl colors.

Quickly roll egg over surface.  
Let dry on a stick. 

Refresh water mixture when nail polish is almost used up. 

Our Lola is laying eggs right now. 
I will share.  

Try different color combinations. 
Purple, grey and brown look like marble. 

Happy Easter dear friends, 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

It's time to let Sweet Pea seeds germinate

Sweet Peas should be planted by late March in most areas.

Sweet Pea "Mollie Rilstone" is still my favorite.

Sweet Peas thrive where summer evenings are cool.

At least 2 to 3 weeks before planting, start germinating seeds in a plastic bag.

 Place moistened paper towel and seeds into plastic sandwich bag.  Keep top open and place by window.

Rinse seeds in cold water every 3 to 4 days, each time place back into plastic bag.

  After  about 2 weeks your seeds will have sprouted and they are ready to be planted.  Sprouts are very sturdy and can be handled easily.

If your nights still register below freezing temperatures, plant each sprouted seed in pots. 

Plant them out after all frost is gone. 

Sweet Pea "Wiltshire Ripple"

Sweet Pea "Mollie Rilstone" is now available from most seed companies.

And so is Wiltshire Ripples.

 Blue and lavender sweet peas have the most intense perfume.  

Dill stalks keep the water fresh.

Sweet Peas are happy when arranged with other flowers. 

Do you have a favorite Sweet Pea?