WOOHOO! I’ve got my first phase of the Greenhouse Garden Project done. Lots of cinder blocks, soil and sweat went into it. The last few days, I worked on Part III, IV, and V. My muscles are sore and aching. No pain, no gain!
Mickey is very happy with the result. He enjoys sitting by the strawberry plants.
The walkway is mulched and “paved”.
Minnie loves all the herbs in the greenhouse. She can’t wait, until they begin to bloom and bring some pollinators.
In Part III, I placed the cinder blocks, filled the raised bed with soil, amended the soil with all kind of goodies, and planted the peppers and herbs. Now, the roots of the bell peppers, poblano and jalapeño can stretch out and grow more fruit. We have some peppers on the plants already. They are still small. But it’s great to see them growing so well. While I put the cinder blocks down, I did it on both sides of the greenhouse. That’s why it was so easy and fast to get the other parts done in a decent amount of time.
Part IV will be a blooming herb bed to invite pollinators. Yes, when it gets very warm I leave the windows open in Summer. Usually, I’m getting visitors like bees, butterflies, moths, spiders. and sometimes even a curious Northern Cardinal fledgling, which needs help to find its way back out to its parents. In Part V, I just filled up the walking area with mulch and put down some step stones for easy access to the vegetables and herbs. The mulch just needs to settle a little bit. It feels like walking on a sponge. 😀
I’ve placed the stone Buddha in the greenhouse.
The peppers and more herbs are planted in the left greenhouse raised bed.
The right greenhouse raised bed has herbs and still needs some more plants.
Kevin got me some succulents as a present for our upcoming Anniversary. This was very sweet of him. I just need to find a perfect spot for them. They can handle temperatures from 45°-100°F. And they prefer a slightly shaded area. In Texas, it can get much cooler and much warmer. So, I have to remember to bring them inside on those hot Summer days.
Kevin got me some succulents for our upcoming Anniversary. That is so nice of him. He know, the best gifts are plants for me.
“A Spellbinding Halloween” from Jim Shore/Disney
“A Pixie Treat” from Jim Shore/Disney
In 2007 when I was at Walt Disney World for the second time, I went into the “Disney’s Days of Christmas” store in Downtown Disney. There was a small room with all other seasons in that store. When I saw Minnie and Figaro on that carved pumpkin, I had to have it. In 2011, I came back and picked up Tinkerbell. Unfortunately they had only “Frozen” costumes and knickknacks in that room, on my forth visit in 2015. Aren’t these figurines adorable? I have to ask Kevin, if he can order me some more spooky Mickey & Friends items of Jim Shore/Disney.
The first tulips began to bloom. Minnie is very happy about it. 😉
This morning, two of our tulips opened up and began to show their prettiness. Soon, the other tulips will follow. Ms. Minnie is so happy about the bloom, she had an extra big smile. 😉
Since about five years I’m looking for cute Mickey & Minnie garden statues. The ones I found online were either made out of poor material or out of my price range. Yesterday, I went to a local store. And there they were sitting in the shelf: Mickey & Minnie about 10 inches tall, hard plastic material, and for only $10/each. I had to “adopt” these two sweet mice, where they can make adorable decorations between the flowers in my greenhouse from here on forward. I might do something extra with them for Valentine’s Day. 💞💖💗
Mickey Mouse in my greenhouse
Minnie Mouse in my greenhouse