My Mom loved roses ~ and I like them too. I especially like them in my dried flower arrangements - where I can't kill them (found a lovely shop on Etsy where I splurged a little this past month -Summer Sweet Boutique).
I also, against my better judgement, splurged on another rose bush. I gave my others away last time - before I killed them. But this one - well, I created a bed out front just for it.
|Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose|
. . . but a rose bush is not all I bought.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
Avocados are so good for you and our kids love them ~ so I figured I couldn't go wrong with the addition of an avocado tree. It's planted out front since the back garden is no longer excepting applications. In fact, it has pretty much cried uncle so I'm forced to venture to the front yard. There's lots of room out front. 👀
And guess what tomorrow is? OUR ANNUAL SPRING OBSESSION! I got my big wagon all ready and I'm so excited. Don't need a thing . . . but boy do I have the "wants".
This past week I made my first batch of bi-colored soap (organic coconut oil, palm kernel oil - ethically harvested, and organic juniper berries). The brown stuff in the middle is the ground up juniper berries. The top coloring was done using a touch of green french clay. Isn't it pretty? Oh and it smells wonderful. I used a phthalate free fragrance oil - coconut island. Ya mon!
Well that's it for today. We are so looking forward to the weekend. High Five! Thumbs Up!
May you find a little joy in every day,
"A little madness in the spring is wholesome even for a queen." Emily Dickinson