Our Garden: The Good, the Bad & the (very) Ugly.
I really wanted to get my bulletin board finished this week, to finally be able to use it. However, some weeks things don’t work out the way you want them to (sound familiar?) and and this was one of those. We did make it to Fabricland and I bought some muslin to cover the corkboard with.
This week, I’ve been spending some more time in our yard. I really am a newbie at gardening. Last year around this time I was taking a biology class. It was pretty demanding and I just had no energy left between that and work and I did the bare minimum in our yard – but I remember how much it frustrated me! This, year, I am making use of the fact that I do have time and make sure I get my hands into the dirt a bit more often and hopefully make it a little nicer.
I’ve also sown some tomato seeds. I sowed some in an plastic strawberry container with lid (not shown in the photo, I got the idea from Caitidid Designs) and some in peat pots – a little experiment to see if there would be a difference. It both worked well, but I had to stay more on top with watering the ones in peat pots as they dried out pretty quickly. It’s fun to see the seeds germinate, once they poke out from the ground they grow so fast. One day they look like this:
I really want to plant some more tulip bulbs this Fall! It’s such a nice surprise to see what they look like come Spring! I planted these last year and they have convinced me that I need to plant some more.
Here are the bad & the ugly all in one photo. It can be easy to just show the pretty stuff when blogging. I personally love looking at pretty things…However, I think I’d like to show some of the bad and ugly from time to time too, because that is just as much a part of my life and I enjoy the process of seeing something transform as well as sharing the process (even at times when there isn’t yet a process to speak of!).
So, well, here it is, the large patch of weeds next to our house. The dead weeds are from last year. My plan is to cover this part with cardboard too like I did with an area behind our house and put compost on top, and maybe next year plant something in it. We’ll see…