Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Workroom with a View projects that can be moved outside. I have a headboard that needs staining. I like the lighting in this work space!

I bought some hanging baskets...a must for Alaska summer landscapes.

I got all my planters filled. But it is still officially too early to set plants out. Traditionally, I spend two weeks hardening them off but it was in the 70s today and is in the high 40s at night...very unseasonably warm for May. Memorial Day weekend is considered the "safe date," for setting out plants. So I do have the plastic sheeting out to cover them at night. Might as well stay in the habit. It's a little windy tonight so they can use some shelter.

The leaves are just starting to pop open on the trees. In a few days there will be a lot more green in our view.

I am going to attempt to sew on a machine this has been a while!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so beautiful! I would love to have flowery baskets like I see in the northern states but I can never get them to grow right here - when you have 90's daytime and 70's nighttime they just don't want to flower and stay pretty all summer - i think it is the cool nights that really do it.

Cathy said...

Beautiful flowers to go with a view that most of us can only dream of. I think it's safe to say that I'd be doing the same thing as you... finding the opportunity to be out in it whenever possible. Once again, it amazes me to say, that we aren't any further ahead for leaves than you are. Ours still aren't out on the trees, altho I think it will be any day now.

CathieJ said...

You have more flowers out than I do on Long Island. It has just been too cold.

audrey said...

Your baskets look wonderful! People are just starting to plant here, but we always wait until the snows off the mountain before we 'trust' the night temps.:)