Sunday, January 29, 2006

Weekend Herb Blogging # 17

Red Roses

It's time for Weekend Herb Blogging. Kalyn's Kitchen hosts this each weekend and there are many things to learn about and enjoy -- both for eating and simply growing.

I am learning about roses. I enjoy these beauties but have not had a great deal of luck with them. The red rose bush you see above was here when I moved into my current home. One thing I plan to try with this bush this next spring is egg shell water and see if it goes crazy with blooms. I have, in the past, used egg shell water on African violets with dramatic sucess. I understand you NEVER use egg shell water on plants that do NOT get blooms, they don't like it and may die from it -- or so I have heard. I will let you know more as the spring blooming process starts. (The bloom shown was one of the last ones we had for fall -- but I felt it was pretty enough to go ahead and share.)

To make your own egg shell water -- place 3 to 5 whole egg shells -- minus the contents of course -- into one gallon of water and allow to sit about one week. The water leeches the calcium out of the shells and Blooming plants love this stuff.

O O O O -- Idea! I am also going to use this technique on my tomatoe plants after I get my garden in this spring as well.

Happy Gardening/Munching of edible herbs and other growing goodies.

Weekend Cat Blogging # 34

Xannon enjoying some shade.

It's time for Weekend Cat Blogging. Scat on over to Masak-Masak where Boo-liciuos is our guest host this weekend, as Kiri and Clare are on vacation. There you will get to see plenty of kitty cat fun and some yummy food recipes too. If you want to join in the WCB please send your permalink in to Boo and friends and they will be certain to add you to the ever-growing list of Cat Blogging fun friends!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Weekend Cat Blogging #33

Hello fellow bloggers! It's time again for weekend cat blogging! Go visit Clare and Kiri over at EatStuff and blog about your favorite feline and check out other felines while you are there!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Time flys

I have started working outside the home and I have not been able to post much at all. Hopefully now that the schedule is not quite so crazy I can get posting daily photos and do the weekend blogging again....

Many blessings everyone!