Friday, April 10, 2015

Use Your Words-April 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

My words are:
Spring ~ flowers ~ dirt ~ wash ~ work
They were submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.com 

I tried to make these words work into a Talking Turkey post, but they just wouldn't work when compared to the last segment. So, I'll talk about my plans for the flower beds this spring

When we moved here a few years ago, it was a new construction home with just some bushes along the front of the house (which we ended up putting in, but that's a whole other nightmare story). Over time, I added flower beds and such to the landscaping. We also had added a couple of more bushes and had to pull out a couple (they ended up taller than the front of the house no matter how many times we trimmed them back). 

However, when I started college in 2011, I found that my gardening time was lacking. I was either studying, homeschooling the kids, doing house work, or a host of other things that needed doing around here. My flower beds got badly neglected and I just don't have the ambition to weed them out, just to do all that work again week after week. 

Last summer, I snagged an orange day lily (I mean, BRIGHT orange) from my mother-in-law when she moved. And instead of putting it into the ground with the rest of my day lilies (that are currently being choked off by weeds), I put it into a small wash tub that Bob drilled holes into the bottom of for me. It was an experiment, of sorts. I wanted to see if the lilies got proper drainage with just a few holes in the bottom of the tub, and I wanted to see if the bulbs would survive the winter on my porch with only some dirt to protect them from the cold. I'm happy to report that, not only did they survive the winter, they have multiplied and are coming on even stronger this spring. As soon as I have some blooms, I'll be sure to share pics since the orange on these flowers is so bright and interesting!

So, instead of weeding out flower beds, I'll be finding more containers and pots to put my lilies into and fully cleaning out that flower bed so we can just mow that side of the house and not have to deal with weeding it out all the time. Maybe I'm just getting lazy, but it makes my whole body hurt when I tackle those flower beds.

Not very interesting, I know, lol! Maybe I'll have some inspiration and imagination for next month's Use Your Words post!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts; be sure to check them out!

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                                 Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                      The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://themomisodes.com                                          The Momisodes
http://www.southernbellecharm.com                           Southern Belle Charm
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch                Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                   Someone Else’s Genius
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                 Stacy Sews and Schools
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                              Sparkly Poetic Weirdo 
http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                    Searching for Sanity
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                              Climaxed
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com                             Juicebox Confession
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                                  Battered Hope

9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the pictures!!!!! :D

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  2. That was very interesting to me. We have very wet soil here and Day Lillies are one of the few flowers that can tolerate it so we have many, including some very tall beautiful orange ones that started as just a few plants but now are many. I love now knowing that you can grow them in pots and they'll make it through the winter!

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    1. I wasn't sure if they would do well. I love my day lilies because they are pretty resilient plants. I'm now convinced that it would take a lot to kill them.

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  3. I miss my yard, flowers and the days of homeschooling my boys. Now I'm the student and have little time for a garden. This too shall pass and one day you can garden again. Some veggies do really well in pots And your post was just fine, no worries, I enjoyed it.
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thanks! Bob asked me over the weekend if I wanted him to till up some soil for a garden this year. I told him no, but I wouldn't mind putting a few plants into some containers.

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  4. Bright orange lillies sound beautiful 🌺🌾

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  5. I think the only way I can do flowers is in small batches - like flower boxes. Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  6. I love orange lilies, but they are just too darn fragile for me, and I always kill them. I think it's time I moved my gardening to flower pots too, I just don't have the energy to maintain an entire yard either.

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  7. I like the way you think - no weeding and still have pretty flowers :-)

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