Monday, September 21, 2009

Company Coming




Thursday is the BIG warehouse sale at Fiskars in Wausau. On Wednesday some out of state Fiskateers will be arriving at my house to spend the night so that we can go bright and early in the morning to the sale. A pool/pizza party is planned for that night and some local gals might pop in. Plans are in the making for doing some tye dyed shirts to wear to the sale and some beading. Of course majority of the time will be chatting since most of these women I have only met online. Isn't it great that the internet can connect people from all over the world just by their interest or passion of crafting?


Course with 6 overnight guests..........guess what I have been doing for the past week or so? You guessed it CLEANING! I also wanted to be able to show off my gorgeous gardens that are still in full bloom since our temps are still in the 70's. How bizarre is that for middle of September? We have lacked rain for the past 3 weeks so watering is must and does take a few hours to do all my gardens and the lawn. We do have an inground sprinkler system but it only covers so much.























My hibiscus (red) finally opened up last week since it is only 1 year old. I forgot how huge the flowers were! Also my butterfly bush which I cut down to the ground in the spring is now over 6 feet tall............flowering and attracting butterflies! I did find a plant that I don't remember planting and I believe it is a chinese lantern plant..........here is a picture of one of the orange
lanterns.




By the way thanks for all the names that you came up with............winner drawn was Maxine...Congrats Maxine! I will get that out to you soon. Well back to cleaning!

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh what fun!!! I hope you all enjoy the sale, let me know if you've got extra's like last time! Thanks for Sharing! Love the garden as always.

Tona said...

You are one lucky girl to have all of those great Fiskateers coming to stay with you!
Your gardens look stunning!!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

our flowers are BEAUTIFUL Louise! Enjoy your company. I can't wait for a synopsis of the party and the fun you are all going to have

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

Your gardens are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I'll send you a note later (after the warehouse sale craziness) to ask about the friends with the trail ride... that may be close enough for a family trip!

Lorraine said...

What loads of fun you will have with all the gals..and your gardens are still beautiful...thanks for sharng.....

Maxine Hodges said...

Oh, your garden is so beautiful! Glad that the party was a success. Get some rest! The best part is getting to meet people we talk to many times, but have never met!

Lesa said...

You have beautiful gardens, Louise! We need to have a chat about butterfly bushes (I somehow killed mine :( 4 of them!)
Read your post on fiskateers.com and sounds like you partied hearty!

Genevieve said...

Read your update on the Fiskateer message board. Get some rest! You must be pooped!