Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is one of my quilts.I had two ready this year. I'm trying to work on next year's quilts this year and be ahead of myself. I'm slow as Moses and that's about the only way I can have any ready.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a medieval handbook on wellness, based on the "Tables of Health", an eleventh-century Arab medical treatise by Ibn Butlan of Baghdad.
It sets forth the six essential elements for well-being:
-sufficient food and drink in moderation,
-alternations of activity and rest,
-alternations of sleep and wakefulness,
-secretions and excretions of humours and finally,
-the effects of states of mind.
Illnesses result from imbalance of these elements, therefore a healthy life is lived in harmony.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
These are in the ponds in my garden - my first water lilies.
I had the lilies sitting to high in the water - they needed to be deeper to bloom.
I learned a lot from going on the Water Lily Tour at the Duke Gardens. Just like the fish, the lilies will overwinter.
Maybe next year, I'll get a dark pink - they are so pretty!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Danny Jaynes, our chapter president, and his wife Mary worked tirelessly to make this happen as did many other members of our group.
Danny's already talking about winning the award next year.
FYI - I'm not in the photo.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about digging the pond. Well, it's almost complete now. I got some little fish from one of those big pet stores - about half have survived. The pond plants I had, the rocks were around here and there and the dead tree was in the mulch pile.
I've got some more to do before it'll be finished but it turned out better than I expected.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday I went to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham for the Waterlily Walk. Tamara Kilbane, horticulturist of aquatic plants, did a wonderful job and I'd recommend the tour - it's free and you get a free parking pass if you pre-register for the walk.
These are the Amazon water platters - they are about half grown and they have thorns on the edge of the leaves - quite sharp - and a platter will hold up to 200 pounds.
Lots of information about growing lilies in your pond at home too.
She talked about the soil to use, the pots and the stands the pots sit on, and the height or depth the lily need to be in the pond.
This is a new bog and was just started last year.