Every year, except last year, I have sprinkled seed for wildflowers along the border of my little woods. I have always planted in the fall. Fall planting is a dormant planting so no watering...the seed germinates in the spring.It must be done after a killing frost. Fall planted seeds sprout and bloom several weeks earlier than the spring planted seed. I just mow down the debris that is left after leaves fall and leave my mower setting high so that the seeds are mulched by last year's growth, much the same way as I do my mums. I tried a new company this year...Vermont Wildflower Farm. I ordered a pound and a quarter of two different blends. I have some packages of seeds here that I plan to mix in. A good way to use leftover seed.
I had ordered a Buckeye tree to plant in the border, but this morning I cancelled that because Joe's back has been bothering him and since he would have to do the work...it just made sense. Besides hauling water back there isn't fun anymore. So the only things coming are the plants I ordered for Tim's garden...they won't require any hard work.
I also ordered my annual amaryllis bulb...Samba this year. I haven't had this one yet and it looks to be a good one. I didn't like the one I had last year, so I threw the bulb out when it was finished. I think that the red goes with all the Christmas things and Joe likes red flowers...so this one is for him.
Yesterday found me at a restaurant in Oregon, Illinois called Maxson's Manor. Four of us get together ever so often and go somewhere for lunch. We decided on the spur of the moment to go to Maxson's. We had all been there before. Joe and I have gone there for Easter Brunch and Thanksgiving a time or two and I took all my grand kids there to ride the paddle boat and have lunch on the boat. We decided to eat in the restaurant and really enjoyed the buffet that they serve.Typical lady talk was fun and we laughed so hard at our growing old stories. We left and decided to pay a visit to Angels Treasures. It's a resale shop that benefits our Ogle County Hospice. The original shop has moved a few miles away, but another branch is still there. It has more antiquey things. Lots of things from dishes to big pieces of furniture. I bought a couple of clay pots (wouldn't you know) They had some very flat rounded dried flowers in each of them. The price tag was on the bottom $14 each...I got them both for $2. I also bought, with a lot of pressure from one of the ladys in the group...a black sequined top....very simple and very dressy. Their blouses and tops are all $1 each. I don't know if I will wear it or not....We all bought a $1 garment. Woo Hoo. We were all tired and came home late in the afternoon.
After a little rest it was time for Joe and I to go to Mass. Yesterday was the Vigil of the Feast of Assumption of Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation for we Catholics. There are two Masses today, but since I was already dressed we went last night. There were quite a few people there.
Then we came home and warmed up some soup and watched a movie...Admission starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and Lily Tomlin. It was a good movie and I would recommend it.
That's about it for yesterday...today I'm tired and now Joe wants to go to Farm and Fleet. They have kitchen rugs on sale today....so here we go.