"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Have you ever named a lizard ???

For us, there is no snow piling up....just wonderful days in the 80's.
Things have started sprouting and blooming in the greenhouse. I have spent the past couple of weeks potting and planting seeds in cups and pots. I have also started planting in the vegetable garden.
For the past several weeks, I have noticed this lizard darting in and out while I am watering in the greenhouse. It has gotten so used to me that I was able to reach down and pick it up today....I think we were both surprised!{:
It is so dry outside that it is willing to put up with me just to be able to get a drink. I will have to give it a good name. ! Do any of you have any good lizard names? I would love to hear them!! One might just fit this lizard!


My miniature daffodils are sprouting...... I can't wait to see their cheery blossoms.



The pine trees are still ....slowly growing....





As you may have noticed... I use a lot of Styrofoam cups to plant seeds in. They are so durable and easy to remove young plants from....plus they don't cost a lot of $$.





My shelves are starting to fill up! I can't wait for things to sprout.






I want to grow lettuce inside of the greenhouse this year....good for keeping bug free and dirt free. These wood frames have been lying around the grounds for a while.....sweetie won't miss a couple or so.






A light piece of wood on the bottom with a crack and a few holes for drainage....









and I am ready to plant the lettuce!









I haven't forgotten my garden journal I told you all about....speaking of such....have you all started yourselves one yet.... I can't wait to see and hear!









I finally planted the onions that I had purchased a while back.











They look like sad little twigs right now.....but hopefully, in a few weeks, they will have grown.












Sophie was more than ready for me to get done and to get back to the house....she instantly curled up for a nap. So.. now.. have any of you been able to start planting? What are your favorite things to plant and what have you been most successful growing? I would love to hear!














24 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Izzie the lizard

Mildred said...

Larry the Lizard!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

He looks like a Fred to me. Lizards are such strange looking creatures, but are so helpful eating bugs. I like to watch them change colors. Hugs, Rosemarie

Michelle said...

If it's a girl...Lizzy the Lizard! if it's a boy, Littleton the Lizard. Lol! Wow, I didn't realize how many pets you had! I cannot believe how old your cockatiel is! Shows you are a great mommy! :)

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Kathlee am so envious.. I wish it was warm enough to plant something..It has rained toda y, snowed today & the sun is now shining temporarily.
Leo is a good name for the Lizard.. if its a boy.. of girl.. Lena would be nice..
Have a great week....
Cheryl

Small Pines said...

What a little cutie the lizard is! You're making me jealous of your planting! We still have a LOT longer to wait up here!

Sunny said...

About the end of next week i will plant early peas, onions, lettuce, spinach and other garden greens. I have 2 grapevines to put in and 10more raspberries coming. I keep watching for me asparagu and rhubarb to show their heads!
I agree with Cheryl and vote for Leo and Lena

Kelley said...

As a matter of fact I have named a lizard~ a very large iguana that hubby happened to find and rescue here in southern CA~ we named him Iggy! I am not fond of large lizards and we found him a good home!

I also have a dog named Sophie and I love to garden and stitch!
We have much in common!

Have a blessed day!

Kelley said...

Whoops me again!
For some reason my blog url isn't working...
So I am hoping that this time it does!

Childers Corner said...

I like Sylvester or Leonard. I haven't planted anything yet. I did order some seeds, can you believe it! I just have to wait patiently for them to get here. Or impatiently.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I think he should be named Godzilla. How big is your greenhouse? We will be planting real soon now that the weather is starting to warm up.

Hugs :)

Irma

Lanny said...

Great garden projects. Reminds me I need to order my onion plants since my starts didn't make it through flu and lambing season.

Bet had a leopard gecko named Sméagol. How about Lipps, Lounge, Dwayne...

Or if it is a girl, Liza, Linnea...MMMM I'll sick my girls on this one they're the namers around here.

FarmHouse Style said...

I woke up this morning with this thought in my head... Today is the Day! I get to start planting... I am completely excited about it:-)

I have started a garden journal thanks to you and I am enjoying it very much.

Lets see a good lizzard name....hummmm, what about Lucinda or Lucas?

BTW I LOL at your "Bird, What bird?" post... that sounds like something my Tigger would do!

Rhonda

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

I so enjoy coming and visiting with you!!!!
I just love these little critters, and have many that just hang around on my porch and in my plants..Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Anna Colleen said...

Mary the lizard. I picked that name becaues evry bodys name starts with L why is that?

Beemoosie said...

80's how I can only imagine!!! No, no planting here until Memorial day!!! I must admit, I could live w/ friendly little lizards like that! Lloyd, maybe?

Farm Chick Paula said...

It's so wonderful to see things blooming, Kathleen... it's been so cold here, but I keep dreaming of warmer days to come.
As far as the lizard- I would name him Ricardo Montalban and call him "Rico" for short! LOL

J and J Acres said...

80 degree weather! Whew! Right now I'm excited b/c our temps are in the 50s!

I agree with Dirt Princess, I like Izzie the Lizard!!

And once we start planting, I really do hope to start a garden journal!!

The Gingerbread House said...

I go for Lizzie the Lizard :o).....I like that idea of the cups...cheap enough and perfect for the job.The seedlings have a good place to start growing.
Ginny

Daisy said...

I loved seeing all your growing things, Kathleen. It is much too early to be doing any planting outside here.

I'd name the lizard, Leonard. HA! :D

Joy said...

We have two or had two lizards.
One a bearded dragon..Max.
and now a chamelon named Philbert.
Both named by my son who swore he would take care of them...lol

Kelly said...

No planting here yet, well, we did get a few rose bushes in the ground, does that count? We had an iguana, she just passed away a little under a year ago. She lived for fifteen years. Her name was Harley, til we found out he was a she, lol, then we named her Dragon. My daughter named her. Cool that you can pick the lizard up...I love lizards. :)

Tipper said...

Love the lizard! I have some like that around my house in the summer-they hide under my steps when I come out the door-not as brave as your little friend! Love all the gardening you're doing. Almost warm enough for lettuce and onions here. I have seedlings started too-can't wait for putting them in the garden!

Princess S said...

I am thoroughly hungry for a salad now!!!