Gardening is not my forte…but I’m trying

It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a blog post. Sorry about that. Things have been busy and even though I have a lot of things I want to blog about, they are not really all that interesting. No one really wants to hear about my lousy work day. 😉 I don’t consider myself having a green thumb. It’s mostly brown. I kill things. I’m the only person I know who has been able to kill a bamboo and an aloe vera (and almost an ivy). You know, the plants that are mostly impossible to kill? Yeah, that’s me. A couple of years ago, the husband and I removed holly bushes from the front of the house. They were a litter box for the neighborhood cats and I was tired of smelling cat pee when I go to the front door. Anyway, in their place, we planted rose bushes. They’re actually doing really well! These are the knock-out roses. I transplanted a little piece of the rosebushes we have in the backyard to the front. I was pretty sure I’d killed it, but turns out I didn’t! I’ve been wanting wisteria for some time but wasn’t sure how to grow it. I couldn’t find seeds either. Then this spring, I found some at the garden center of the local home improvement store. I was pretty excited! So I bought it. We got it planted this weekend along with a new trellis so it has something to climb. All…

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Stuff and Things I Did This Weekend

The husband kidnapped me on Saturday for a day trip. It was great! We were headed to Fredericksburg on a quest for bluebonnets (our state flower) and had a few stops along the way. One of them for PIE in Hico. It was delicious! Then we went to the chocolate shop across the street and the hubby splurged on chocolate. I got a new coffee mug. Then we continued on down the road and I had to stop and take this picture of this abandoned RV park with a stage. For someone, it sparked the imagination and all I could think about was what it must have looked like in its heyday. We finally made it to Fredericksburg late in the afternoon but were so tired, we ended up heading right back out. On the outskirts of town, we stopped for a wine tasting at a local vineyard and came home with three bottles of wine. What can I say? I love my wine. Afterward, we stopped for dinner in Marble Falls and stuffed ourselves silly. We still hadn’t see fields of bluebonnets until the husband took a wrong turn and TADA! We found some!

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