Dang; Saturday Should Be A Day To Rest!

Fact: The word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone with flesh similar to an apple.  Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family.

Colleen, Mary, and I were up early and hit the firepit before 7:00 AM.  We solved the problems of the world.  Colleen worked on her computer, and Mary and I got into our grubbies and worked in the front yard for several hours.

Around 10:30 AM, Colleen went to visit her mother in La Mirada, so we did our errands!  The first stop was Home Depot to get flowers and other gardening supplies.

Time for more flowers.

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

We needed sunflowers early this year, but they were unavailable until now, and now we have no room!!

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.

The genus name “Agapanthus” is derived from two Greek words: “agape.” which means “love,” and “anthos,” which means “flower.” Taken together, the agapanthus is the flower of love.  It is sometimes also known as “African lily” and “lily of the Nile,”

Home Depot knows us well; we go all the time.  Mary is pushing cart number one; I had the heavy cart with the bags of red mulch.  We mulch almost every garden to keep the sun from drying out the dirt, especially in summer.

We are going shopping at our favorite store.

When we got home, we worked on the patio for almost four hours, but it looks nice now that we have all three supports to the patio covered with climbing vines.  Our patio has three posts, and only one had a climbing vine; that is not the case now!

Did you hear about one flower who went on a date with another flower?  It’s a budding romance.

Sitting down on the job is OK when you are gardening?

In the front yard, we put miniature morning glories on either side of the walkway, and they should get pretty tall.  We had lights on the posts, but they stopped working.  Our security lights will take the place of the lamps.

Did You Know?  Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations used the morning glory species Ipomoea alba to convert the latex from the Castilla elastica tree and also the guayule plant to produce bouncing rubber balls.  The sulfur in the morning glory’s juice served to vulcanize the rubber, a process antedating Charles Goodyear’s discovery by at least 3,000 years.  Aztec priests in Mexico were also known to use the plant’s hallucinogenic properties.

I named all my children after flowers.  There’s Colleen and Robin and my son, Artificial.

Now we stand up!

The trellis is firmly attached to the post, and the plant can grow as tall as it likes.

The new trellis looks excellent!

All in all, it was a beautiful day.  We worked about six hours in the garden and by the time dinner got here, it was time to go to the spa.  Colleen was with us; we taught her how to make zoodles, noodles made from zucchini!  Mary whipped up a sauce, and we had dinner.  The meal was fantastic; I went for seconds!

Hibiscus gone wild!

After dinner, we went into the Swim Spa and the aches and pains of the day disappeared.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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