Saturday, March 23, 2013

Talavera Planters

I bought these two amazing Talavera planters on ebay a few weeks ago, a fish and a sea turtle. They arrived a few days ago and they are very pretty. I love the designs of this style of pottery, the detail is amazing. For those of you that don't know, Talavera pottery is a type of pottery that is popular in Mexico and only is made in the Mexican state of Puebla(yes also the site of Cinco de Mayo). It is an old art-form tracing it's roots back to Majorca in Spain, with Italian and Islamic Moorish influences. Also has Native American influence which became part of the art after arriving in Mexico. I think these planters will look great filled with succulents near my hardy cacti garden, thats where I plan on putting them anyway.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Flowers

Went out this morning and picked some flowers, daffodils and hellebores, to bring some spring cheer into the house. I couldn't find where I put the vase at, but I found this old coke bottle.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Garden Decor at Target

I went to Target yesterday and noticed that they had their garden things out. So I went and looked and found these decorative owl and gnome planter stakes, they are pretty retro looking. I love the little owls and the gnomes. I just couldn't resist they were cool, the gnomes are some crazy bright colors. I also bought a light blue ceramic owl. I am really digging these owl things that have been coming out recently. I remember my great grandmother having ceramic owl figurines everywhere, owl magnets on her refrigerator, and owl pictures on her walls. Now every time I see owl decor, I think of my Granny Norton.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

Seed Starting Time!!!!

I should have probably started my tomatoes, tomatillos, and Jalapeño peppers sooner but I was very busy. It's still not too later just later than I wanted too plant them. So I finally got around to planting my seeds today. I planted the following tomato seeds San Marzano, Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Amana Orange, Red Pin Cushion Beefsteak, and Various Cherry Tomatoes. Also planted Early Jalapeño peppers, and Verde Tomatillos. The Verde Tomatillos, Jalapeños, and San Marzano Tomatoes are for making Salsa. I love me some homemade Salsa it's the best I plan on growing some Cilantro also for my salsa making habit.