I'm flying out the door in a few minutes -- to a conference. A gardening conference! I can hardly wait to fill my brain with new information from Michigan State University on . . . integrated pest management, weather and plants, identifying woody ornamentals, and the latest on invasives here in Michigan!
In the meantime, we can't open our front door for a while. . .
A Mama Robin has decided to make my wreath. . . her new home! Look what's inside. . .
In blooming news this week, we have trillium!
And my neighbor's lilac!
The next best thing to having a lilac bush of your own. . . is having your neighbor's lilac spill over your fence! You get the beauty and the scent --- but you don't feel right about cutting a bouquet to take inside. . .
I planted peas this morning (better late than never is my motto!).
My yard is not at all cut out for a traditional vegetable garden, so I'm being creative in planning a container garden for edibles. First in . . . peas!
Yesterday, Jenny and I went on some errands. I take her in the car with me whenever I have quick errands to run. She loves to ride in the car (LOVES) -- and I needed to go to some of her favorite spots.
First up. . . the drive-up window at the bank.
When Jenny was a little puppy, she discovered that the bank was The Place to Be --- because the drive-up tube comes back with dog treats for good puppies! Now, Jenny sits in the front seat rather patiently -- but never taking her eyes off the place where the tube comes back.
And then. . . when the Tube o' Treats arrives. . .
Oh, Happy Day!
Then, we went to Petco to pick up some food.
This is a fun place, because Jenny can shop with me. She usually comes home with a rawhide chew (or two) that she picks out herself! (The friendly check-out people give out treats at the counter, too). It was an exciting day for Jenny.
Have a great weekend! It's a great time to play in the dirt. . .