Thursday, May 13, 2010


I know I'm leaving for the summer, so why in the world would I jump off that bridge???

This morning on the way home from dropping off the kids I made an impulsive decision and acted on it. You know that vacant lot right behind the Fujiyama? Well there is a sign that says free dirt and a phone number. I called it, and asked if we could use it as a community garden. I don't know anything about heading something like that up. I don't have money for that. My life is a mess, as in I can't get anything I'm supposed to do done, so what am I thinking????

Who knows.

Helping Hands

Helping my friend move her square foot garden.
Gotta lay down some cardboard to kill the grass.
Fill her in.
Gather plants (not weeds) from old SFG.
We got the new garden all planted out but it started raining so the pictures had to stop. Darn. Ended up with a bunch of onions leftover. So I got to bring them home with me.
Muddy and soaking wet.
Her too.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More cute garden items. How about garden labels. Try this or this.

I like the first one a lot but worry about what is leaching into your soil. The second ones are too cute and will carry the kids personalities forever. They could be sealed with a spray and since they don't touch the soil no worries about chemicals.

So fun.

Garden Organization

Just found a cute idea for keeping yourself and garden organized. Look here.

Thank you to Shelley Inspired!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Carpet the Trees

Half the time while Nate is mowing he can't even find the blueberries because the weeds are taking over. So I cut up some old carpet to wrap around my plants like a christmas tree skirt.

The Elders, or my work slaves.

Apricot tree and little Guomi bush behind it. Did not flower this year.


Little treats the cats leave all over the yard. Poor Cardinal.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful Plant Shelf

Love this site.

She hacks pictures like this one, and tells laymen (idiots like me) how to build them easily. I can't wait till she get around to this one I submitted. I am like # 200+ or something.

I found this shelf at Oakland Park Nursery this morning. Isn't it beautiful!

Perennials in back

Mint and Leeks

Coming back on its own!!!

Spring is the time when perennial garden shines. So much is growing, food, flowers, life, and I didn't have to lift a finger! Love it! This is what is coming up on its own in the front yard.

Chives and Hostas
This was one small plant last year.
English Lavender one of my favorite smells
Rosemary one of my other favorite smells.
Sage, parsley, and mystery plant.
Thyme is a great ground cover. The Lemon grass didn't come back.
I assumed it would. But it didn't.

These are either ground cherries, or tomatillo starts. I use them interchangably anyway lol.
Chives, strawberry, and Mum in containers.
Second year grapes. I'm soooo excited.
I also have a million wonderberry starts so if anyone wants one just let me know.
Walking onions I never picked last year
Lettuce all right here in one big bunch. So weird.
I let my lettuce go to seed last year and harvested thousands of seeds. The rest apparently went right here. I love it when Mother Nature does my job!
Lambs Ear
(of the huge bunch I replanted from my friends yard this is the only one that is really thriving)
I don't know what this is. Probably a weed but it is pretty.
I only have about a thousand of these little guys popping up everywhere. I will have no shortage of tomato plants this year.
Tarragon comes back and gets huge. I have six or seven of these guys around the yard.
The strawberries are coming!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bored Gardeners

What do bored gardeners do in the winter?

Play with their kids christmas gifts.

And put the video on You Tube.

My Favorite Mail Ever

I look forward to getting my seed catalog all year. My four year old and I sit down and read through it together.

Winter Garden