Monday, October 11, 2010

Settling in

Well, we are in and it is feeling like home. A small home, but not so bad.

I have learned to judge the traffic and make the call as to whether the highway or surface streets are the most efficient for the commute. The kitties are getting used to the sounds around us, no longer startling at the wind or the barking dogs in the trailerhood.

And, I have my iris in the ground!

I wasn't going to fool with them.

I had dug the special ones and taken them to safe haven at Dsis's house in CO. The only ones left were multiples of nameless clumps that were dry and ignored. It was the last trip to the house to pick up the kitties in their carriers and mop the entryway on my way out the door. I looked at the beds and grabbed a plastic dish pan and a grocery store plastic bag out of the back seat. I dug the plants with my bare hands and took them with me, thinking that I would get some big flower pots and put a couple in each.

The next day when I got home from work, I was thrilled to see that The Mister had fetched the planter boxes and had them installed and ready for planting!

I think that it is likely that I will have some bloom in the spring, since we have a couple more months of warm growing season ahead. We don't have irrigation here, so I will water them with the hose, but they are next to the sidewalk and I will pass them everyday, and that will remind me to give them a drink.

And by spring, maybe my hands and fingernails will have recovered from being used as garden implements!

9 comments:

Allie said...

There's no place like home...there's no place like home....no matter where home is, right? I'm glad you're settling in ok, and that you were able to take your bulbs. Have you been able to get a renter yet?

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, that mister of your is really great! Glad you are settling in! - K

Kate said...

What a thoughtful Mister you have, to plan ahead for some lovely color next season. Glad you're settling in and that the kitties are, too. ;)

Gaynell said...

Glad to hear that all is going according to plan. Is your new place close to any relatives?

Martha said...

I knew you'd figure out a way to take those iris plants -- they could not be in better hands than Dsis. I love it that you even took the poor stragglers -- the Mister really is pretty sweet!

Roy said...

Mister is trying to make the rest of the guys look bad.

Anonymous said...

What a great Mister! But having that little bit of dirt and iris might help you feel more at home!
-B

Lynne said...

Jan, what size RV did you say you are living in? Are you in a park? or? My iris from your Dsis have never bloomed (yet) but they have tons of foliage! Maybe next year ... I keep hoping ...

How lovely you have them with you!

Miri said...

Sounds like you're really settling in...getting the garden going! :)