Sunday, February 27, 2011

Meet Peat

Meet Peat. Peat as in Peat Moss. He walked up to Michael one day at the nursery about a month ago and I don't know who adopted who but he's ours and we are his now. He is the sweetest most lovable kitten I have ever had. This is a photo of Peat up in one of the Monterrey Oak trees, he flies up there in about 3 seconds flat. When he is not up in the tree, he is helping us water and weed, or greeting a customer (all of which have fallen in love with him). The photo below is a pretty good summation of how he spends his day when not helping us or greeting the customers.
He has a bed that I have brought for him and he goes between the bed and the chair. Normally half of his body is hanging off the chair as he sleeps.

Here is Peat helping me in the greenhouse. Don't know what I would do without him.
Just had to share.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hey Bud!

Pomegranate 'Wonderful'

Big Tooth Maple

Things are getting ready to pop! I can't wait! It is incredible to watch things change so rapidly. I can't wait to see them take off. We have a few new things that I haven't seen in full swing yet that I am anxious to see how they look when they are full of leaves and/or flowers. It is so fun to watch the what for weeks has just looked like sticks change and grow. I snapped a few shots of the buds getting ready to show their true selves. There are a few that are really changing but I haven't quite gotten the right angle on the camera, maybe tomorrow. I attached the Big Tooth Maple and the Pomegranate 'Wonderful'. Still trying to capture the Wisteria, Philadelphus and fruit trees- all are full of buds but for whatever reason the shots are not coming out very good- operator error I am certain. I will try again tomorrow. Enjoy for now.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Pretty Are These?

One thing that I love about having the nursery is all the pretty plants and flowers. I have learned so much in the short time I have been doing this. My husband I feel knows everything, but I am still a work in progress and am loving every second of it. Today we got in these really unusual pretty flowers, they are called Helleborus. I love them!!!! I put some under the Fatsias and the color combination looks pretty I think. I am sure I will keep moving them but that is where they are for now.

Things are starting to bud and starting to wake up and get ready for spring. They say there will be another freeze- just please not one like the three days of sitting in the teens I hope. That was painful. I am ready for spring, make no mistake. I do not think I am alone in this.... I think everyone is ready for spring.