Unpacking, laundry and cleaning house was first priority -- the garden second. Yesterday, I started in front and weeded the front beds (three trash bags full) and today was time to start on the back. For Linderhof's garden is a "high maintenance" garden!
Some beds were weeded and all the pots were emptied of their pansies and after lunch with a friend, I made the round of garden centers . . . . and came home with a carful of plants for the pots for the summer.
The bad news -- selection was not prime -- plants were picked over and only leftovers were left. The good news is that most plants were half price or less!!!
By the time I had weeded, lunched, bought my plants and came home, a gentle rain was falling and so in the rain, I planted!
The iron pots with pink geraniums and a concrete pot with some pink and ivory colored petunias.
And the back window box with petunias -- the supertunia variety that have, in my opinion, very pretty coloring.
A day in the garden always means an easy dinner.
Half a chicken and a bottle of ginger teriyaki marinade makes for a tasty chicken dish served with mostly white and wild rice. The chicken and marinade are baked in a slow oven while I planted my carload of plants. The rice is also done in the oven. It's easy -- twice as much chicken broth (or water) as rice. Put in a baking dish and stir. Cover (I use foil) and bake at 350 for about an hour.
It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Golllum for Foodie Friday.