Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flowers Planted!!

Well, we did it!  All of the flowers are planted! And we couldn't have asked for better weather.  The sky was overcast, but it was warm and there was no rain!

We started at 6:00 am Monday morning.  As you can see, we had a lot of good help!  Some of the seniors assigned to site hosting were there as well as all of the young Sister missionaries.  They were awesome! We had a breakfast muffin treat in front of the Facilities Management office which we work out of and then started digging in the dirt.The site missionaries had to leave when time came to welcome visitors for the day, but they did a terrific job while they were there.

Sunday it rained in the morning but was a nice weather day for the rest of the day so things had a chance to dry out a bit. Then Monday morning stayed dry and we didn't have to dig in the mud.  We prayed hard for that!  It started to sprinkle just as we finished planting the last of the flowers.

And you can see the end result!  It is beautiful! That's the visitor's center in the background.

We had them all planted by about lunch time.  Last year they spent a day and a half to get it all done.

The picture to the left is the door of the visitors center.  Those were much larger plants, obviously and are very impressive; impatiens, if you are wondering.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) Sister Caldwell and I get to drive out to Grandpa Johnson's farm and plant flowers out there.  That should be a real treat for us. We might get some help from the young Sister missionaries assigned out there or we may just be on our own.  We'll see!

Oh, and today (Tuesday) it rained a bit in the morning but was gorgeous this afternoon.  We'll post about where we went today in our next post.


Bressler Bunch said...

You planted all those flowers in half a day? Wow. Looks great. Hopefully things will dry out there and here.

The Fendleys said...

They look wonderful, good job!!

REBYRYAN said...

So if it only took half a day and was supposed to take a day and half, did you take a day off? :)

Marcia said...

I thought of what David said, "It takes rain to make the flowers grow, but it takes sunshine too. When's the sunshine coming?"