Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday was a warm, muggy day .. rain is going to be happening in a day or so. Spent hours and hours spreading the iridea out on the framed trellis sections. My makeshift outdoor gardening play area, comprised of two fold-out tables. Used those handy Rubbermaid containers, styrofoam rooting flats and empty blue garbage cans (these are only ever used for gardening). And thanks to my pal J B for these lovely blue containers. They are so handy for storing plant items outside, protecting contents from the rain. And .. they look pretty!
All the plants are looking a bit parched so I watered as much as I could. The days are longer and so I was working (playing) till after 8 pm. Wow.
Looked at the containers of seaweed that I really meant to spread on the garden yesterday, but didn’t .. so that’s one chore today.
Tell me .. is this the sign of: a) an avid gardener; b) an obsessed gardener; or c) a very bored person .. when I dream of the vegetables I’ll be planting, where I’ll be planting them, how I will augment the soil and where to place any trellised thingies for the plants to grow up on?
I mean, I woke up this morning, from a dream where I was working away like crazy in the garden.
Some people dream of great inventions and bring them to life .. me .. I just seem to dream a lot about gardening .. maybe it’s just the summer.
Well, a harmless addiction, I must say.
So ..I’m very happy with the progress of the garden. Especially the new-ish plantings at the side of the yard, along the fenceline. Tiny plants right now and I can visualize them in a few months time. Thanks to the waterings of EM, the good soil. And next week I’ll be ordering yards of that lovely Miracle Mulch. Comprised of shredded branches, leaves which I will mulch along the sides of the gardens along the fencelines. Just for the perennials, not the edibles.
Which reminds me, the raspberry canes are just going crazy, along one side of the yard. I thought I had removed every darn one and transplanted them. But no … up they sprout.
Well, we will have lots of raspberries, that’s for sure.
Not so sure about the cherries .. the strong winds of the past few weeks have knocked a lot of them down. And, since the birds are welcome to the cherries at the top of the tree .. I would like to make a pie or two from those that remain on the lower branches.
There will be lots of plums this year! And apples .. and blueberries (my DH loves these!) Lots of squash, pumpkins, peas, beans.
I love my little garden …. it’s my little Paradise, my refuge from the busyness of the city. My oasis, where time doesn’t exist .. and .. after I make a pot of Yorkshire Tea .. .that is where I am heading for the entire day.
June 25, 2012 at 11:39 am
Progress looks great in the garden – those strawberrie smust be ripe by now 🙂
June 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm
Thanks Claire .. and yes, they are finally!!!! ripening! We’ve had a lot of rain here. I picked 3 a few days agi and there are a few more today!! I’ll take pics and post tomorrow. 🙂