Friday, May 22, 2009

No time for photos

Some people take a vacation from blogging, but I need a vacation to blog! Ha!

I got big plans for this weekend. First of all we are not driving anywhere. Just think of all those precious minutes reallocated to my sewing machine. :)

I already visited JoAnn's over my lunch break today. Picked up some $1 patterns and took advantage of the 50% off notions wall. A seamstress can always use more needles and fabric markers!

When I got home I had time to trim back my mint plant. No sense letting any of it go to waste, so I got some minty sun tea brewing on the front porch and I am on my second mojito of the weekend. :P Nice.

I am not going to spend too much time on the computer this evening. I have some house chores to complete (made easier by the mojitos!) so we can enjoy a clean house for the weekend. I just wanted to check in!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spring Nesting

Every year I get so excited to start another garden. For a few years now I have had to limit my gardening to containers, but I try to find new ways to enhance the experience. This year my Mom graciously lent a hand to get the plants in the soil. There is a mixture of edibles and flowers this year.
Out front I placed a few things. We made a little branch teepee with grape vine to support Sweet Peas once they get growing. At the bottom of the pot are a few trailing plants and a fern. I also have some parsley, cilantro, and basil starting from seeds.

My Rosemary plant from last year wintered over and is doing much better outside. This year she has a new neighbor. I placed a purple wave Petuna in the pot with her. Hopefully they will get along and become best friends.
There are some pickles started. Now I realize I may confuse some people with the term "pickles", but these are the smaller prickley cucumbers. These are the variety my family turns into pickles. These will be part of a hanging pot arrangement.

This is the grouping I have out back for now. As the plants mature I will move them around that best suits them. The wooden plant stand was a dumpster dive I found earlier this spring. Also planted is mountain mint, oregano, thyme, camomille, zucchini, lettuce, and tomatoes.

With all this planting I really started to feel the urge to nest. Tomorrow my husband and I are going to attend an estate auction will all intentions of bidding on the house. We had the home inspection on Tuesday, so now we hope we are the high bidder tomorrow! At least my garden is portable if we get it!