Thursday, April 24, 2008
I'm happy to announce that my garden is indeed planted!... It has been cleaned up, the soil turned & mulched... the seeds sowed. I have planted every empty space, not wanting to waste a bit of earth. The list is as follows.... VEGETABLES: lettuce ( 4 varieties), radishes ( basic & French), spinach, carrots, green beans, peas, tomatoes ( mostly "sungold", since they taste like heaven itself!), "birdhouse" gourds, zucchini, tons of red potatoes & soon... pumpkins (both the traditional orange & the lovely white).... HERBS: basil ( a must have!), flat-leafed parsley, oregano, rosemary, dill, cilantro, thyme & chives. Still have a few more additions to this list. FLOWERS: lilies, iris, roses, stock, "black-eyed Susan", scabiosa ( "butterfly" flower, love that!), poppies & of course nasturtiums. Also trying my hand at blueberry bushes (2) & raspberries (6 and not doing so well?) , strawberries & two fine looking avocado trees, small, but promising! I wish I could say, that all there is left to do is to be patient, but we all know that the real work starts now,... watering, weeding, thinning, fertilizing, & "de-bugging" ( the scientific term). I truly don't mind though...spending time in a quiet garden, hands in the dirt, is actually quite theraputic. The day's worries seem to disappear. It's Mother Nature's way of saying good-bye to stress....So, message for today,... purchase some seeds, pick up a trowel & go play in the dirt!
The left side of my garden, ....all planted. For the moment it looks so tidy!