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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Frrost Warning, Pink & B-day Garden Gifts

Look what just came in my e-mail! IT is June 17th for goodness sakes! Our local nursery sends out weather alerts through e-mail and this just came!

Frost Advisory Tonight!
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch in effect from late tonight through Friday morning. Temperatures of 30 to 36 degrees possible. Locations include Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Rigby, INL Complex, Dubois and St. Anthony.
Cover any tender annuals and vegetables, hanging baskets etc. Protect with blankets, bed sheets, or frost cloth. If you can't cover up, consider turning on sprinklers before the temperature drops below freezing. Hardy annuals (petunias, pansies, etc.), perennials and shrubs should be okay. Anchor coverings well in case of wind.

So I dashed out and covered everthing up and now that everything is covered - here is my post for Fertilizer Friday - be sure and hop on over to Tootsies to see all the great gardeners from everywhere! So fun to see what is blooming in all the different zones.http://www.tootsietime.com/
Lots of pink stuff popping out all over!
Hawthorn Tree - it is magnificent!
Centareus - also considered the perrenial bachelor button
Pix on left are the flowers close up - such a cool flower!
My b-day was a couple of days ago - here is a gift my darling friend Betty shared with me. The pot is a bathroom sink - very awesome!
This is cute do-dad she made me too - it is a bowl inverted with glass marbles glued all over on it - it is stuck on a glass bottle so it sticks in the ground - looks like of like a mushroom out of the dirt. It is in the middle of the bottom in the right picture. The light shining on it is so fun!!!
One of our darling daughters gave this cute garden owl - isn't it so fun!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend - our prayers daily include the people in the Southe east being so negatively affected by this oil spill.

This week my garden tasks when it warms up are to 1 - finishing mulching my garden, 2 - fertilize my pots, 3 - clean out on top of the ditch.

Today I am thankful for such good people that are in my life on a daily basis - I am humbled by the ongoing love they show me.


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday!!

What a fun gift, looks great in your garden. Everything is growing like gangbusters in your neck of the woods

Tootsie said...

I do hope you don't get any frost!!! I hate that we had a frost warning two days ago...so stressful...your flowers are looking lovely...It seems everything is going well in your garden!!!
thanks for linking in today...I have loved the visit!

LC said...

Frost... yikes!! I don't know where you're located, but I'm glad I'm not having to cover plants mid-way through June, although the old farmers here in east central Wisconsin talk about a year when it froze every single month. Larry

debiclegg said...

FROST! YIKES!! I think I will stop complaining about temps in the mid to upper 90s and hit index of 100+. Easier to handle than frost.

Happy Birthday!! What fun and creative gifts!!

Angel said...

OMG! Frost!?! You poor thing! This weather has been absolutely Crazy this year!! Your flowers do look Lovely ~ Love the bathroom sink full of flowers,what a cute idea.
Enjoy your weekend ~

siteseer said...

Yikes!!! frost!! We're about to get hit with a heat wave. Beautiful daisies and love the garden art.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Heatwave here also! Some of your photo's didn't come in clearly and I was not sure how to clear them up, but the ones that were are just beautiful! I have always loved that "step down" area in your yard!
How I would love to have a tree like yours in our yard!
Love and hugs to you this beautiful Friday!

Hartwood Roses said...

Frost? We're getting 90's and humid here in Virginia (normal, I'm afraid to say), and it's so weird to think of frost in other parts of the country.

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