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Randomly Random: Gardening, Books, and Pups

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is going well, My Lovelies!  

Mustang Sally celebrated her fourth birthday on September 2nd.  We took her to Hollywood Feed and bought her special treats!  We love this dog!

I've been reading some F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C books lately, so stay tuned for book reviews for these books in the coming weeks:

Here's a look at some of our late summer containers.  The roses continue to look great, but we had to replace all petunias because they were looking so sad.  I wanted to replace them with zinnias, but they looked sad at the nursery, so we went with cosmos instead.

Our roses continue to flourish in containers.  I've decided that all roses should be grown in containers in Alabama!  No black spots!

I added Creeping Jenny to this container

Plumbago might be my new favorite.  The rose is blooming again, too!

After tidying up our containers, I'm ready to enjoy autumn on our patio.  I'm also visiting Marion, AL once a week because I miss Shelley, and I'm deep cleaning our home, one task at a time.  Boring, I know....

Come back tomorrow to see Shelley's dorm room.  I'll also share dorm tips I've learned over the years.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. well, mustang Sally is beautiful.
    your garden must be incredible in real life..sigh:)
    I can't wait to read your review on Gretel and the dark!!!!!
    looking forward to seeing Shelley's dorm..big hugs to you.

  2. I am working my way through Moriarty's books, and so enjoyed that one! I have just a couple left to read and then will start on the barnes and nobles list for people who love her!

    Mustang Sally, you beauty!

  3. What a gorgeous dog and beautiful flowers

  4. Happy Birthday Mustang Sally! She's adorable! I can't wait to read your review of Truly Madly Guilty, it's on my to read list

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Mustang Sally! Your containers are beautiful Ricki Jill!


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