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26 May 2007 @ 08:48 pm
My garden? she is planted. I didn't prep the soil very well, so I have no idea how my plants will do. Also, I'm a complete neophyte. I can tell when a tomato is ripe, but I don't necessarily know what's best to keep the plants happy and productive so that I get, eventually, a ripe tomato. Anyway, I'll muddle through, and take everything as Lessons Learned for next year.

I started late enough that I bought seedlings instead of starting from seed myself. Among the six small beds in the garden plot, we have:

beefsteak tomatoes
grape tomatoes
summer squash
jalapeno peppers
sweet Italian peppers
another hot pepper (I'll check the tag tomorrow for proper identification)
flat leaf parsley
green beans

Also, in the bed alongside the house, I have nasturtiums. Apparently they're idiot-proof. yay!

I planted two tubs of flowers that will look lovely on our newly re-installed stone patio (when it is, in fact, reinstalled). I want to do more of that - random spills and splashes of colour around the house and on the deck. I've got two pots of lavendar. There's a plastic tub of catnip that wants replanting; I'm just looking for a container. The area next to the defunct fire pit is begging for some shade-loving plants and flowers.

Here's hoping I don't plant everything only to watch it die. I am v. nervous. Wish me, and all my plants, some sort of luck!

Oh, and one more thing: I am NOT a frilly-foofy sort of girl. I don't like the Ultra Country Twee Ruffled style (acres of gingham and geese in sunbonnets, as E. says). That being said, I found a couple of garden ornaments that I could not keep myself from buying. One is a metal frog, about the size of both my hands, with a simple golden grown. The other is a cast-resin winged pig; the upturned snout and expression just radiate joy. In my defense, they're really fairy tale creatures. Of course I want them nearby, nestled among the green and growing things. Touch magic, pass it on. yesh?
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Ratesjul: Magic Peter Panratesjul on May 27th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
That sounds like your garden will be absolutely GORGEOUS!

I love the sound of the pig and the frog ... may they bring your garden much happiness and prosperity! :)
Shanecarraig on May 27th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
Completely unrelated but...
I think that someone else loves the Doctor as much as you do ;)


Kel: OMGYAYladyjoust on May 27th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely unrelated but...

Oh, those are genius. Thank you!
Shanecarraig on May 28th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Re: Completely unrelated but...
Quite welcome ;)
Rennierengirlie87 on May 27th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
let me know if you have gardening questions. mom is a gardening fiend!
Cattomincloset on May 27th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your garden is very well-fed indeed...soon it shall feed you!
kmcclure on May 28th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
I was wondering if you were gardening this year. Ironically, after last year's horrid drought where everything died, I planted some extra succulents. It has been raining for about three months and the little buggers are drowning.

Now my outdoor life is about keeping up with the weeds.