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Day 491 - Best Laid Plans

Monday, April 04, 2016

We had every intention of putting the boat in the water today. The battery charger is struggling to get the boat battery fully charged, but that wasn't the sticking point.

We found a great new garden center in Middletown (about a half-hour drive from home) and found some amazing plants. We spent an hour after we got home planting all our finds (beautiful Heuchera, Lavandula, Buddleia, Hosta, as well as star jasmine, echinacea, rockrose, alyssum, and more). The owner was great at steering us to plants that would tolerate our windy conditions. With only a couple exceptions, all of our plants are in pots, so they dry out quickly and tend to get very spindly. Our hibiscus are all struggling, and I fear that we will probably lose them this year because they are poorly suited for this climate.

We are still adjusting to living on the lake, but it's an adventure every day! We will get the boat into the water next Sunday (unless something comes up), but we will have a great time no matter what!

Because sometimes life is about how you deal with what happens to you, rather than what you make happen.

Enjoy what happens, and cherish every moment. Life is awesome! Live it with gusto!

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  • AURA18
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    1789 days ago
    Hubby and I were buying plants yesterday, also. Such a pleasure to be able to do that for the first time this year. We are in Middletown occasionally, at the Twin Pine Casino. Such a pretty area, we always drive around the lake and just look.
    1790 days ago
    You can grow hostas!!! Mine are just starting to peek out of the soil. I intend on doing some gardening this year, even if I have to do it from a chair!! I plant a whole bunch of pots to put on my porch. Only a month away!!
    1790 days ago
    I just LOVE it when I go flower shopping...I bet you had the BEST day and we can't wait to see the pics of the posies!
    1790 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Your plants selections sound beautiful. I don't know when I'll be able to plant as we are having highs in the 70's for one or two days and then highs in the 30's. Sunday we had 60 to 70 mile/hour winds, which caused a lot of damage in the area.

    Have a great week and hopefully next weekend will be perfect for getting the boat in the water. That gives you a week to figure out what is going on with the boat battery and the charger.


    1790 days ago
    Interesting. Almost finished with the landscaping here prior to putting the house on the market. By the way hibiscus grows like weeds here in Southeastern Texas. We have two in the back yard that I have to trim back annually. Additionally, the star jasmine is about to bloom.
    Good luck with the boat.
    1790 days ago
    Oh boy, garden centers! I can lose time looking around one. Here's to all your new plants taking root and blooming.
    1790 days ago

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  • PICKIE98
    Another way to show you what was most important today! You could not use the boat without the battery, and perhaps it will be raining or windy this week. The right time is obviously next week!! See? Problem solved! (smile)
    Now, when you go out on your boat and come back, you will have the beautiful plants to look at from the water!
    Timing is everything!
    1790 days ago
  • 911BRAD
    I'm gonna give my day a little gusto!

    Good luck with your finds..... cheers!
    1790 days ago
    Your flowers sound wonderful! I love hostas, alyssum and echinacea! Not familiar with most of the others! Once they have adjusted to their new home I would love to see pictures! Sorry about your hibiscus, they are lovely plants/flowers! Did the owner of the Garden Center have any advice on those? Sounds like it was a productive day and the boat will be just as much fun next Sunday! Roll with it, Baby emoticon
    Have a great week, Steve!
    1791 days ago
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  • MISS1528
    Good 2
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