This morning I asked my husband to leave me his Jeep so that I could go to the store. He knew I wasn’t after groceries and simply said “don’t spend $200 on flowers!” before leaving the house. I smiled and knew I would find his keys waiting for me downstairs with what I interpreted as his blessing to spend as much as $199.99 on flowers. Lucky for him I’m thrifty and didn’t take advantage of his good will.
So I slammed a cup of coffee and called out cheerfully… “Come on guys! We’re gonna do some gardening today”. Knowing full well that what they actually heard was more like “Turn the video games off and do some yard work”. But whatever, Tomato, Tomato! The kids and I laced up our gardening shoes and got to work. You see, on top of our dreadfully neglected winterized backyard we also have a 3 month old Yellow Lab puppy named Duane. He’s a little on the destructive side, so before we could get to the good stuff, I.E clearing beds and planting flowers… we needed to undo some of the damage that only a bored, teething canine can do.
Tony swept the patio, JR threw away any chewed up plastic plant six packs, frisbees & Gadzuki toys he could find, and I set out to “Dog Proof” my veggie garden. The little varmint has been trampling the lettuce and eggplants that I put in last week so we installed a new fence. Hopefully that does the trick. When the chores were done I went up to the nursery.
I didn’t plant anything spectacular today… Just some Daisies, Asparagus fern, Lavender and Jasmine. As you probably guessed I’m trying to attract bee’s. Here are some photos.
TOMMORROW We’ll talk Bulbs! Mine are already starting to come up!