There you go, set that wisteria free and let it climb a tree....Jer keeps talking wisteria and I keep telling him that he has NO idea what kind of support wisteria needs when it reaches size (or where I could put one). We had a beautiful day here yesterday, then a couple of hours of light rain last night and then another beautiful day today. More rain on the way. I'm sure that the next couple of winters I'll be fondly looking back to all of the rain we got this year. It will help me get through this summer, water-wise and then next summer I will probably have to make some decisions regarding just how much I can realistically grow now and what changes may have to be made. There are still so many things I want to grow..would like to squeeze in a photinia hedge somewhere...let free to be what it's supposed to be...not something that someone keeps shearing back into a cube. They are so feminine and billowy and frou-frou and floral. Would also like some places to squeeze in westringia. There's a nursery down here...my elderly neighbor who's gone now knew the owner (who's also gone now, I believe) and said that his employees kept telling him to stop buying so many plants, they didn't have room and he'd just keep traveling the world, bringing back more plants. I'd like that job...I'd like to be in 'acquisitions'. Jer thinks I am now.
Sorry it took me forever to get back here... once we got home one thing led to another and finally here I am.
Well let me tell you the White House Rose Garden has got nothing on any of us.
Visiting the White House was totally F-A-B.
But the rose garden is nothing really, it's bordered on 3 sides by the White House (so it's more of a rectangle court yard) There is grass in the center and the 4th side is enclosed by a short hedge, there are roses along the hedge.
If they have 20 roses I would be surprised.
I think someone might see a job opportunity there.....perhaps zuzu should invite the White House to *her* rose garden, or at the very least , send them pics......
Glad you had a good time. Have you guys decided yet when and where the next adventures lie?
Somebody needs to tell them what a rose garden is suppose to look like - sheesh. I did ask the park ranger (white house gardener) what they do about Japanese beetles, they spray... not neem, no milky spore. they spray deadly stuff.
(personally I don't think Michelle knows about that) Because when I asked the vegetable garden park ranger guy what they do about squash beetles he said they rip the plant up and put something else in it's place, if they can't grow it without pesticides they they just don't grow it.
No decision about what/where we might do or go next, but Temecula is back on the "maybe here" list. *big grin*
If nothing concrete comes up between now and then, we will head back to CA and I will enroll in UCSD San Marcos while Matt looks for a job.
I'm thrilled over both possibilities, being near family in CA and going to school.
Once Matt married me I told him he could never run for public office. Me in the White House - that's a hoot.
I'd want to hear your 'platform' first....
Temecula will gladly welcome you back with open arms. We've been talking about leaving for 25 years..I thought we'd go back to the PNW, but I've been lurking for a year on DG in the PNW forum, and you know, I don't think I want all that rain again....I can't, for myself, really consider any place but the West Coast. There are many, many places in California that we'd like to be, but....this has become home and with family mostly gone, this place has taken on a semblance of 'family'. I know lots of people here. I've been googling "Living in (fill in the blank)" and hearing about lots of different places that I don't want to be and when I come across these gatherings of people telling about how much they want to leave California and where they'd rather be and then I find the ones that say they were stupied to leave, etc. Truth be told, I would much rather be in Northern California, but we're close to Julian, Idyllwild, the beach, we've even come to love runs out to Borrego...just across I15 and we're in the 'back country'. This is a pretty good place......
Neither. You're too young to remember her show "Life With Elizabeth" which is when I first "met" her (one of the few sitcoms I ever liked). Instead of "mom!" we would say "Elizabeth!" when my mom came out with remarks like her. Many, many years later, I actually did meet her - on the phone - when I was transcribing a book she co-authored with Tom Sullivan. She is a sweet, saucy lady.