Monday, September 27, 2010
The rain was even enough to take out the poor protective gargoyle....and to spread my new bed with lettuce and spinach seeds over into another bed. That might actually work out well for me. I was feeling lazy and just dumped a ton of seeds in one small area. Spread out, we might be having salads aplenty in 30-45 days.
I think we actually got pretty lucky. The rain will make most of the plants all happy and, hopefully, photogenic in a few days so that I can take that next round of pictures.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Josh and I have spent a ton of time in the yard lately, creating little garden beds all over. It's hard to imagine what these will look like next spring, when everything has grown in a bit.
We put a birdbath garden in the front, right by our living room window. So far, the birds are completely rejecting this bath for the much further away one that I got for $5 off of craigslist. Bastards. I've also been falling in love with succulents, which I've been using on the edge.
We created two beds around trees in the front where the jasmine used to hold court. We've almost killed it entirely.. only about 6 months after the massacre began. Once we're sure it's gone, we can add grass to the rest of the yard.
In the backyard, my herb garden is slowly filling in.
And, while walking around, I could help but take money shots of some of the prettiest things in bloom right now
Raspberry hidden ginger