Category: gardening


I LOVE everything about this preschool.

The foliage is amazing .

It is pretty awesome to have a indoor pond.

Parental involvement is a plus.

I am overjoyed by their book selection.

Nature is abundant….simply astounding .

http://vimeo.com/28871572

  

Our spice & herbal garden.

Chia. Mustard. Cilantro. Caraway. Dill.

We enjoyed a carefree Monday by planting flowers.

Vinca’s, Pansies, and Snap Dragon’s now litter our yard.

We had fun making a Home depot run.

J picked out Yellow Pear Tomato plant , pansies and petunias.

            

I admired the grapefruit mint , which smells exquisite.

I am planning on putting these plants with unsowed seed.

Our garden will have exotic and beautiful colors : yellow, pink, magenta, and violet.

On Tuesday, I was at the grocery store strolling the spice aisle .

I decided I would sow the spice seeds poppy and fennel.

I have a empty spot that I will sow the poppy seeds.

Fennel seeds will help J when he has a upper respiratory infection.

  

           

Rogue Gardening!

Yesterday, I impulsively planted some basil, cilantro, and black eyed peas.

I created a pattern of cilantro, black eyed peas, and basil.

Next, I want to plant colorful flowers in front of them.

Hopefully, the flowers will attract butterflies & hummingbirds.

 

 

While, gardening I saw a manic hummingbird fluttering frantically on my newly blooming tree.

They were put in a somewhat shady spot, under my massive palm tree.

Potatoes!

Today, I planted my potatoes that were growing eyes.

I have decided I will not waste my vegetables.

If I can plant them when they go bad that is what I will do.

Last month, I planted a moldy onion.

I filled in some of the blank spaces in my front yard ( there are plenty).

I placed the potatoes in places where the water runs off; when I am watering the flowers and tree.

I was excited to find earthworms in my dirt.

   

J doesn’t have his past passion for gardening. He was done after picking 3 potatoes.

I have decided to ditch the gardening with the wooden pallets.

My latest idea is cinder block.

These are some ideas I like.

 http://theverybesttop10.com/2013/01/18/cinder-block-planters/  http://resweater-sidenotes.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html  http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/meet-the-material-cinder-block/ http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/993592

http://upcycledgardenstyle.blogspot.com/2013/02/recycle-and-upcycle-cinder-blocks-to.html

    

Yesterday, I went to Target. I dreamed of a nice mature patio, with a fabulous wicker set. Then catapulted myself to REALITY , of inexpensive plastic chairs.

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I want a bright, bold , neon colors. I want a accent wall that stands out from my dull colored home. In my fantasy, there are plants in BOLD ceramic containers. Flowers will come in a array of colors…hanging in planters.

    

I am going to create my fantasy on a strict budget…I WILL make this happen slowly but surely!