Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Happy Gardener

Well, it is as hot as a firecracker out there. No really. It is going to be over 100 today and they are issuing heat warning. You all know I how I feel about heat! I think I might spontaneously combust! Bring on Winter....please!

I got a TON of things accomplished over the weekend, but I have not taken pictures of anything....yet. I will. So today we will discuss my garden.

Here's my sweet little patio garden. I decided to do pots this year for several reasons. Number one being all my animal friends. I don't mind sharing but between the rabbit(s), chipmunks, squirrels and now a mole* (even though I know they don't eat the vegetables, but the tunnels make a mess), pots seem the safer option. Also, because the patio is right off the living room and kitchen, I will not forget to water them! And then there is the weed situation. I have not had to pull ONE weed in the pots!

So I have tomatoes (cherry and beefsteak), cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers (green and orange). There is also dill, sage, rosemary, oregano, basil (Thai and sweet) and one lone thyme plant that was saved from the dreaded "powdery mildew". And I am happy to say that there are buds and/or wee fruit on each and every plant!

I am also pleased with the meditation garden that I have been creating on the other side of the patio. I love sitting out there watching the hummingbirds in the morning while I have my coffee!
And I have finally decided what to do with the one remaining patch of garden that I have left. Well almost.... It is a toss up between a biblical garden or a medicine/witches garden. I have to do some research into what plantings are needed and then take a trip to the nursery to see what is available.

For today though, I am staying in the nice cool air conditioning.

* And yes, I have named the animals. there is no hope of my getting rid of them now. (grin)

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