This weekend, after working Friday and Saturday, and teaching the next day, Monday really felt like my Sunday, and Alain and I worked outside on the back deck, clearing away the messes from winter storms, and sorting through our own plants (some of which had gone to seed) as well as some that my friend Linda had bestowed on me as she was packing up to move.
I got into the rhythm of dividing, making those hard decisions about who was going to stay on, and who would get along, putting them into their new homes, terra cotta pots rimed with calcium that I have had for years, and a couple of new pots from the local Ace Hardware memorial day sale. After a day of hard work, we celebrated Linda's move with her friend David, Dede, myself and mister J, who plied us with sliders from the grill.
Tuesday was my Monday, and we cleaned the front porch, pulling the huge antique bird bath Linda gave me into place in a corner of the porch. George carried the huge fern out and placed in the bird bath for me...
A trip to Lowes garnered lot of inspiration and several small succulents, with are now rooting in a little soil and some river pebbles. George says they will get enough filtered sun to flourish there throughout the summer, and I love the way they look.