Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Getting my hands dirty

I've been remiss about this blog lately as we've had a burst of sunshine. I've been digging and planting, watering and dividing. I love spring. I have the vegetable garden all done. This year I'm doing the whole veggie garden in self watering containers called A Garden Patch, they are similar to Earthboxes but less expensive. I've planted tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, califlower, carrots, herbs and snap peas. The deck off the master bedroom is a growing food pantry now.

I've also been landscaping my small city yard. We moved here almost 2 years ago and I keep adding more every season. This year I ordered most of my bulbs on Ebay. I only purchased from private sellers who were digging up and dividing their own plants. I got some FAB deals! I also had a good friend give me hundreds of canna lily bulbs. By the time I'm done I'd like to have a lawn free yard!


FosterMommy said...

We're totally in the process of doing that, too! (stop living my life!)
We (okay, not me, really it's The Other fostermama) are looking at replacing our stupid grass with a ground cover. something shade-loving and low. and hopefully getting rid of our ugly bushes and putting in something nicer. we already have lilies and tulips and some bleeding hearts and hope to put in more bulbs, too.

Hey, do you have room for a lilac? Because I really want one, but we're too shady for it.
We have a community garden plot for our veggies. But I really like the look of that self-watering dealio. If we had enough sun for that, I'd totally want some in our backyard.

Martha said...

I'm so jealous. I don't have a clue about green stuff. Good thing I live in an apartment. :)