It is very sad when a blogger must be reminded by her son to post. It's not really that I forgot, though; I've just been so occupied lately.
Spring fever has hit me and I keep thinking all the time about planting and growing.
Also, I've been terribly busy outfitting my rapidly-growing children. But I only enjoy shopping in theory, so let's return to the topic of planting.
I have this wonderful husband who actually buys me dirt. Buying dirt is an activity my children still find perplexing, but it is impossible to do anything much with all the sand we have lurking beneath the surface in this neighborhood.
My husband also bought me seed packets: True Lavender, Yarrow, Snow-in-Summer, Blue Flax, Mammoth Sunflower, and Black-Eyed-Susans. It is one of my life goals to grow my own sunflowers. It's another life goal to eat sunflower seeds I've grown. Kissing the Blarney Stone is yet another goal, but that's a tale for some other day.
In addition to all these seeds, I planted my Grand-MIL's amaryllis bulbs. Now, she said they were amaryllis, but it seems many bulbs of the Amaryllis family are erroneously called "Amaryllis". All I really know is that these bulbs grow lovely flowers.
This is what the flowers looked like when the plants bloomed back in April of 2006.
So, it's not that I've forgotten y'all. I'm just busy at the moment cleaning the dirt from underneath my fingernails.