Monday, May 17, 2010
We had our first really nice weekend here. I've been working on gardening-related things since last Wednesday, when I attended a morning Container Gardening presentation at my favorite local nursery. The nursery is great - the gal in front of me at the presentation came from Richland, Washington to Beaverton, Oregon, because this is her favorite nursery - that's quite a drive!
We put in a lot of new plants two years ago, our first summer here. Afterward, my new partner said, wow, we spent a lot of money on plants and containers! So last year, I really didn't do very much, enjoying what we had. But he said, "You know, I really miss the lush pots you did the first year..." lol!
We've added four new roses - including a 'Julia Child' - a lace-top hydrangea in the back, plus some miscellanous small things and replanting some big pots. We WORKED OUR BUTTS OFF this weekend! Mr. Man now knows how to prepare a hole and transplant and water in a rose - SWEET!
I smoked some chicken thighs on the Traeger www.traegergrills.com/
made some sex corn (corn shucked and cooked on a medium grill with smoked paprika in melted butter) and a Gorzonzola Chicken Pasta Salad with Red Grapes and Whole Wheat Ziti.
Awesome, killer, perfect weekend, and we figure we'll both be crippled by tomorrow, but it was worth it. :)
Oh, and then we watched Treme and he rubbed my feets - MOAN!
Love you guys!