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30 May 2007 @ 10:57 pm
Funny, this: I've lots of things I want to blither on about (kickboxing, this weekend past, clothing, why I need a personal shopper, cake, Lloyd Alexander, writing, The Diet, books, movie adaptations of books, T.A.R.D.I.S. t-shirts, etc.), but for now, I'll I've got is this photo-entry. Look on my garden, ye Mighty, and despair please wish me luck.

Not too much to see here. Strawberries in the foreground; the next patch is basil (not terribly happy), thyme, sage and parsley and, beyond that, beefsteak tomatoes.

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On the other side, green beans in the front, peppers just beyond, and grape tomatoes in the furthest bed. They're flowering. The beefsteaks are not doing a darned thing so far (neither are they wilting/dying, so I shan't worry just yet).

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Violas! I can take no credit. I bought them in this planter straight from the nursery. They haven't died, though, so that's something. (erm... you may notice that I have very little faith in my ability to nurture green and growing things. It's just that it's not intuitive, not like with animals... guh. Think happy thoughts for me. I don't want to screw up this gardening thing)

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Tubs o' flowers. I chose them and replanted them all by myself. These tubs may stay on the patio (once it is reinstalled) or pop up to the back deck.

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Hey, look! My nasturtiums are blooming! wooooot! I've got red and yellow and orange. Can't wait 'til they're in full flower. I am going to make a cake with the sole purpose of decorating it with nasturtiums. Even if the blooms are few, It will be a yummy cake. Never fear.

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Two pots of lavender and my Faerie Tale garden creatures:

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Know how I mentioned the basil in my garden was not happy? Well, I so very much want to be certain I have basil, I bought a few seedlings today (they were less then two dollars, so I didn't feel too badly about it) and planted them in the red pot. The blue pot holds catnip. The purple blooms in the background are rhododendrons, which are flourishing beyond all expectation.

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This one's for kelleymck: SWEET WILLIAM!

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And, because Zinda's so ridiculously adorable, Crazy-Eyed kitten on the stairs:

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I feel: productiveproductive
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on May 31st, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Nice photos. Love the King Frog.
Mirandamirmie on May 31st, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
Zinda grew up!

Your plants are all lovely. I planted some herbs in pots a few days ago, and it's really exciting! The last time I "gardened" I was 12 and I was being punished for breaking a lamp. Who knew it was actually fun? I planted dill, nasturtium, rosemarry, and three types of basil, including lime basil which is really neat! It's much like normal basil but more citrus-y!

I'll be your personal shopper! Except for the different state thing I'd totally do it, I think that'd be the coolest job ever. Actually, I'd do it for free, so it wouldn't even be a job, it would just be fun.
Kel: Rose-heart-Nineladyjoust on June 1st, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Zinda is HUUUUGE! I keep saying I should stop feeding her the Good Food.

I so totally want lime basil now; mayhap I'll seek it out on the morrow.

Oh, and if you want to come and live with me and be my personal shopper, I will fully pay you. I may pay you in nasturtium-bedecked cake, but I will see that you are compensated. :)

Jobs, baby, Jobs!: BriscORLYpicoland on May 31st, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
Zin says :U R getting sleeepies.....now gets me cheezburgerz!
Kel: pounce!ladyjoust on May 31st, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Vampcurse: Joss Mastervampcurse on May 31st, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
I am so incredibly jealous. I wonder if my landlord would pay for it, if he would let me plant stuff and make the yard look pretty....hmmmmm....
Maire: cataranturas on June 1st, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Wow -- you must have really great soil up there if you can grow kittens......they don't grow just anywhere, you know...... ;)
kmcclure on June 1st, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
I especially lke the wooden pots. Good Luck!
Kel: serious Oracleladyjoust on June 2nd, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I've been trying to reply to your email and my email keeps saying it's undeliverable for whatever reason and it's sort of breaking my head. *hmpf*

Anyway, to copy the text of the email I keep trying to send:

Yes, I did get them, and thanks! I could have sworn I mentioned it to you. *sigh* Clearly, my brain isn't working properly. I need a new one.


I hate my email.

A lot.