green, grass, grey, grape
(This post is rather picture heavy... sorry if you have a slow connection)
I grew up gardening...
My mom always had flower gardens
My grandma and uncle always kept up a vegetable garden (my uncle still does)
It just doesn't seem "right" to me not to be growing something.
Last year at this time I had a 2 week old baby, so nothing really happened around planting time. The previous years I did a tiny bit... a tomato plant here, a pepper plant there, but not great effort. This year we are trying to finally get to whipping this property into shape.
Nothing too impressive so far, but I'm enjoying it, and my toddler is amused. OK well, the toddler is a bit irritated that she is no longer allowed to dig big holes in the garden like last year, but she does enjoy the plants at least.
|Lorelei at about 18 months|
|enjoying her free reign over the unmaintained garden|
The baby could care less, and just requests that I keep her supplied with toys.
Today we pulled some weeds, planted some basil and thyme, watered the bed good and then put down a little mulch. Turns out we need one more bag of mulch, but this should help for now.
Lorelei even picked out this adorable bluebird at the garden store today. I was set to say no but then looked at the price and it was only $9.99. I can handle that! I was sure they were going to be pricey at the little local nursery we were at. Locals to ATX, Shoal Creek Garden Center is pretty nice.
Oh and that rose bush? Well... this was yesterday, before I started weeding.
And this was today. Hopefully it recovers. It probably will for next year, but I think it's done this year. I pulled out what I guess was its main root thinking it was one of the ivy vines snaking through my garden when weeding yesterday. I had no idea roses had vine like roots!
I look forward to seeing other's Gs, Fellow A-Zers!