Friday at last!
"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good." ~ Cennini.
Just a few words while I'm taking a break from getting ready for tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow is the big one-year-old birthday party for grandson Maddox. Yes, Susan, He is really going to be one. Time flies I guess whether you're having fun or not. So tomorrow is the party. According to Jill, there will be more adults than kids. And do you really think babies care about birthday parties? I remember when the kids were small they were always ready for everyone to go home as soon as they dropped off the presents. Of course, my kids were always a little anti-social. Even now when the three of them get together they won't talk to anyone else. Or maybe they just won't talk to me. No, no, I've heard other people comment on it, so it isn't just my paranoia. Well, whether Maddox cares or not, I still get to see him and Ethan and Tasha, plus a bunch of kids I don't know yet but can spoil anyway. I tell ya, if I had known how great grandkids are I would have had them first! Play with 'em, hop 'em up on sugar and chocolate, let 'em watch all the cartoons they want and then when they are about to explode, send 'em home with mom and dad. It is sooooooo cool! Plus, Maddox is starting to walk so he can get into anything now. And Ethan has decided he likes me, well, as of last weekend he liked me, that might change this weekend.
Today is also Jill's birthday. She is (mumble snort cough mumble) years old. I don't know whether she cares if people know how old she is or not, but I ain't gonna be the one to tell.
Well, April is almost gone so here are the things to do for May off the gardening calendar.
* Bagworms on juniper and arborvitae. (Late May)
* Elm leaf beetles and larvae on elms and zelkova. (Late
* Mimosa webworms on mimosa and honeylocust.
* Lace bugs on sycamore, pyrancantha, and azalea.
Pine needle disease treatments are needed in mid-May.
Cool-season lawns can be fertilized again. If you did not
fertilize cool-season grasses in March and April, do so
Warm-season lawns may be fertilized again in May.
Seeding of warm-season grasses such as bermudagrass,
buffalograss, zoysiagrass, and centipedegrass is
best performed in mid-May through the end of June. Soil
temperatures are warm enough for germination and an
adequate growing season is present to promote winter
Dollar spot disease of lawns can first become visible in
mid-May. Make certain fertilizer applications have been
adequate before ever applying a fungicide.
Nutsedge plants become visible during this month. Postemergent
treatments are best applied for the first time this
month. Make certain warm-season grasses
have completed green-up.
The second application of pre-emergent annual grass
herbicides can be applied in late-May or early June
depending upon timing of first application. Check label for
Vegetative establishment of warm-season grasses can
Annual bedding plants can be set out for summer color.
Soak new transplants and newly planted trees unless
rainfall is abundant.
Do something just for yourself today. My suggestion? Do something for someone else. It'll make you feel good and make them feel good. Who knows? You might even get a hug out of the deal!