Friday, April 30, 2010

No Groceries Until Garden Grows

Ever since putting in this garden, I've grocery shopped much less, as if it is yielding pounds of tomatoes, serranos, okra*, and tarragon**.  It's not.  But I think we're getting somewhere.  I also think some hungry caterpillars are getting further, by the looks of the sage leaves.  Who knew those little bastards had gourmet tastes?
* which i haven't planted yet  ** which is probably better measured in ounces

Herbs to the left, veggies along the back, but the herbs are struggling. Up front, the basil plants are ready to go, but they'll get so big they might shade the herbs...which might be for the best.  I'm torn.
This is a fine looking tomato plant, breed Husky Cherry Red, which is a small fruit tomato but sounds like a plump fruit who dances for money.

And in another inappropriate shocker, this Spirea, usually white and known as Bridal Wreath because, I presume, it was used to make some, is popping out fuschia.  I find this to be disappointing and would only use it to make a bridal wreath for Malibu Barbie.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gardening Like You Know What You're Doing

Taste Tester and I decided we wanted a garden this year, and after much planning we made a few 15 trips to Home Depot gathering supplies.  I assumed it would be some chicken wire stapled to a few stakes to keep the dogs out, but this is what he had in mind.
There's rocks edging it, paver stones at the gated entry, and a ledge for my baby plants to grow on.

So far I've planted tomatoes and have a big selection of herbs about to be planted.  According to know-it-all-gardeners I ask, I'm behind on planting things.  However, according to Aggie Extension Service for Travis County, I'm right on schedule.  We'll see how we do.

Since the garden is alongside the Taj MaShed, I think it will be referred to as the palace gardens.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

30th Birthday Party at Phara's

30th birthday party at Phara's was one of the best evenings of my 30 years.