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Martha Washington Geraniums

April 29th, 2013 at 09:02 am

Spending this weekend:

$6 - Laundry
$20 - Groceries
$65 - Flowers
$5 - Lunch

I went to Aldi for my ten items, and I bought dried cranberries, croutons, flatbread buns, applesauce, bread, cheddar cheese, bagged salad, wine, creamer, and yogurt. As you see above, only $20.

Then I went to Home Depot and spent $65 on flowers -- that was six pots of Martha Washington geraniums to put in my flowerboxes on the landing. Kind of a splurge -- but they look beautiful, and it is my only gardening. I watered them with the water I took out of the fish tank for the weekly cleaning -- a tip I picked up from Dollar Stretcher.

I hope there will be enough sun. There were no impatiens this year, so I had to choose a sun-loving plant.

After shopping I was hungry so I splurged again on lunch at Steak N Shake -- but I was pretty frugal in what I chose. Normally I would get a Frisco melt and a shake, but this time I got a double steakburger and ice tea. Probably about half the cost.

I also earned another $5 on Swagbucks.

Can any fish experts out there tell me if there is such a thing as too many snails? I started with ONE and I now have too many babies to count. How did that happen? Really, they are all over the tank.

Oh, I wanted to add -- I baked some crescent rolls with a filling of ranchero sauce and cheese -- they will be my breakfast treats this week. I bought the ingredients for muffins but didn't get around to making them. Maybe next weekend.

4 Responses to “Martha Washington Geraniums”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Those are my favorite geraniums. Smile That don't even have to bloom to look beautiful!

  2. snafu Says:

    MW geraniums are gorgeous, what color[s] did you pick? They can be repotted and held over winter to bloom again if you like. I read they need to be dead headed and given a bit of liquid fertilizer every 3 weeks but don't like to 'get their feet wet.'

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I have several different shades of variegated pink, magenta and white. Thanks for the tip on the dead-heading, I will definitely do that!

  4. Donna Says:

    I love geraniums on a front porch. They always look so inviting.

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