Sunday, April 28, 2013

Garden 2013 - Week 3

Today my gardening goal was to clear out all the pots from last year and take inventory.  Not an easy job.  Yeesh.

While I was sorting everything out, I found what I thought to be a ball of dirt and weeds.  When I picked it up to throw it out, I found it to be chives!

I must have thought they died last year and dumped them out to scavenge their pot.  But now I've repotted them and they are growing nicely alongside the lettuces.

It took quite a while, but I got all the pots back to usable condition.

I also watered the yard garden.  It's hard to see the baby plants, but I assure you they are there!  Only nine of the twenty sugar peas I planted have sprouted - I'm still trying to decide if I should plant more or just live with nine.  The carrots are coming up nicely, but they're so small and spindly that it is hard to tell.

We also added a new feature to the patio.  My aunt and uncle gave us these planters last summer and we weren't sure how we wanted to use them.

Chris had the brilliant idea of using them as a sort of wall on one side of the patio - I think it will look really cool when we get some flowers to plant in them.

So that's the backyard so far.  I have high hopes!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Beautfiul Day

Today I went to a bunch of greenhouses with Kim.  I just can't get over how BEAUTIFUL everything in the world is right now.  If you are bored by plants and gardens and the like, I apologize ahead of time because those are the things that are most on my mind right now!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gardening Party

These are actually the photos from the group gardening day that I mentioned in my garden update post.  It was a really great day filled with friends, good food, adventure, and lots of physical activity.

Koi pond at Black Creek Greenhouse.
There are few things I love as much as water droplets on plants.
Best. Bread. Ever.
Dumber than a box of rocks?
Like snow, but better.
Ready to plant.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Garden 2013 - Week 1

Yesterday was a group gardening day.  Bobby and Hannah came over to help me turn my garden, and then we went to their house to work on theirs.  They have a MUCH bigger garden than I do - I am so jealous. 

We also went to Black Creek Greenhouse - my first trip of the season - and I bought some lettuces.  Today I planted them, some sugar pea seeds, and some carrot seeds. 

It doesn't look like much yet, but it's still too early to plant most of the things I want to grow.  I'm looking forward to spending more time outside as gardening season approaches.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Leesport, PA

Today was the day my family celebrated my birthday (we observe family holidays on Sundays), and I requested that we go for a ride in the country. Going for rides in the car is one of my favorite things in the world. We spent an hour driving around the back roads of Leesport and it was wonderful.  We had Black Midnight cake with peanut butter icing and that was wonderful too.