Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stuck in LIMBO!

How about you?  Ever feel like your stuck in Limbo?

Yeah?  So, you have too, great, let's have a party!  You know a good old fashioned pity party, yes mam, that's what I"m talking about.  LOL!  Ooops!  I'm just kidding now yall, don't go getting all scared and go clicking away so fast!

I was just wondering if any of you ever feel stuck in limbo this time of year like I do.  I realize this may be a foreign concept for many of you because I have seen some pretty fabulous "completed" projects.  But for me, it's that time of the year where you want to get so many things done but just can't quite seem to burst forth yet. 

Like these precious buds on my Oak Leaf Hydrangeas.  They have rapidly advanced with this warmer weather and rain ready to burst forth but then we dropped down to 30 last night.  Poor things do not look too happy this morning!

 I am most concerned with my newest babies, these miniature gardenias that I planted last fall between the deck and the retaining wall.  They appear to be very healthy but a few have buds almost ready to open while a few barely have any buds at all.  This crazy weather has them so confused!

This area is one that is just plain stuck in limbo all together.  We still have not put up the lattice under the deck and I have not added any additional plants yet either.  Oh, but I have ideas!  It seems everytime I get some time off to do a little work here the weather does not want to cooperate.  

On a brighter note though, I have several survivors of neglect.  Once again, I failed to get my Kimberly Queens inside for the winter but it appears they are going to be okay.  They certainly will need a little deadheading but I think they are going to make quite a come back.  If you are considering purchasing any ferns this year, I can't recommend this type enough.  They are so tough!  They withstand the heat beautifully and I've been able to over winter them often.

Here are a few other plants that seem to be making a comeback.  I think that's a dahlia plant on the right there.  Hmm???  I hope so!  Those plants on the left are mums.  They had about completely died out and now seem to be coming back.  What's up with that?

My biggest stuck in limbo belly ache is the back porch!  I am so eager to get out here and tidy up but just can't seem to find the right time with the right weather to get things done.  Youngest son finally gave up the other old wicker chair which was sitting in his room collecting dust, unopened school books, clothes and all sorts of other allergens.  LOL!  I have the paint and just cannot wait to transform this chair from black to turquoise blue too.

Now if you ladies will indulge me one more whine please?   I just have to share this with you.  You are not going to believe this!   Last Friday, 3/2/12, we got in a new shipment of indoor/outdoor pillows at work that had seat cushions and matching throw pillows.  There was one pattern that I thought would be perfect for my porch.  I was so excited by these colors yall!  They were there on Saturday when I worked and only a few people were looking through the pillows, probably because we had cooler temps again and very stormy windy weather this weekend.  But.... I was off on Sunday and wouldn't you know the very ones I liked were gone by the time we opened yesterday morning.  Why, oh why didn't I just go ahead and get them?  I am so mad at myself!  I think I may just have to call the other stores today to see if they still have them.  We just got them in for crying out loud!  

That's what happens when you are stuck in limbo ladies!

Finally, take a look at my outdoor bakers rack.  It's stuck in limbo too, quite a disaster zone actually.  Currently, it is a great catch all for all things I want to make their way outside. 

 No worries here though!  I do actually have a wonderful plan for this area.  I've even completed the project that is going here.  Where is it?  It's inside the house because I do not want my display to be covered in pollen as this entire porch is likely to be very soon.  I will be sharing it with you soon though for another linky party.

So....here I am waiting and waiting, learning a few lessons on waiting, but still waiting none the less.
How about you?  Are there with me, stuck in limbo?

I'd love to hear from you if you are!   Here's you chance to whine a little, shake your head a little, smile and realize that this too shall pass.
Come on, let's hear from ya!