Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Post Christmas


It was a great Christmas for me...good family Rock Band and Trivial Pursuit fun, decent food, great cocktails (thanks Melissa!).  Now that the horrible rip-off-the-bandaid moment of departures has passed I find I may survive. Today the washing machine is going nonstop as guest beds are changed and table cloths and napkins are washed. 


Time to check back in with the garden and see what needs to be done. Sophie and I decided that the Fairy House needs a well, so that is on the list for today. Hypertufa mix is ready for water to be added. The correct form is being pondered.


The rocks that Sophie painted (with help from Leanne) have been placed in the Fairy House yard, just in case any fairies are unsure of their welcome! 


The freezes of last week convinced me that it was more than time to pull out the last cherry tomato plant. The few remaining tomatoes might not be wonderful by midsummer standards but at least they are local!


 After all the Christmas treats a salad for lunch sounds like just the thing. 

 And just in case all that red in the other photos was getting to be too much, here is Rosa Flawless from the Cutflower Collection of Roses getting ready for the New Year.  I picked this up about 2 years ago at an event at UC Davis. It was in a 4 inch pot and has been a good rose for me...very disease resistant, a compact plant, and it keeps blooming. Just the thing to lift the spirit suffering from post-Christmas blahs.


8 comments:

Fairegarden said...

The bandaid ripping moment , what a metaphor, Leslie! Your little ones are too sweet for words, so cuddly still. The fairy house is a wonder, welcome to fairies for sure. I am interested in your well, know it will be perfect, too. Merry post Christmas!

Layanee said...

Who was it who said 'parting is such sweet sorrow'? Romeo or Juliet? Hmmm...anyway the sentiment is apt when lovers part but also loved ones and those two little ones are precious.

Leanne said...

Oh that's a great photo! We like saying fairies welcome just like in a certain fairy movie we've enjoyed. Soph was a little sad to leave "her" fairy but we agreed she should start out at the castle. And it was amazing food! Thanks for having us and sorry for ripping the bandaid. Gotta watch for cheap flights and I'll bring just the kids and me soon...

Gail said...

Adorable and sweet. I know you will miss them dearly. Your fairy house creation is wonderful~and a wishing well will make it even more fun for a little girl. xogail

Carol said...

That fairy house... I must not let my garden fairies see it, or they'd be packing their bags and heading west for sure. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas-time with two very cute kids.

Cindy, MCOK said...

What a wonderful Christmas the fairies must have had, thanks to you and Sophie!

Debra said...

You must have very contented fairies, indeed. And my fairies will be very jealous of that beautiful house; please do post a picture of their well when it is complete - happy new year to you and your family.

Annie in Austin said...

Fairegarden is so right to appreciate your description of that "horrible rip-off-the-bandaid moment of departures" - but it's worth the pain just to have those visits!

Austin's own VBDB of the Playing Outside garden blog gave me a 'Flawless' rose last spring. It isn't blooming, but it survived the summer of hell so there is hope.

Happy New Year Leslie!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose