Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Work day on Sunday

My helpers. Monroe and Izzy.
When I go out to water at 6:00 a.m. with coffee cup in hand, they follow me around the yard. One day I'll trip and kill myself, because the cat wanders in and out and between my legs. Monroe just can't see or hear very well and bumps me from behind or stops right in front of me to smell the flowers (or poop. LOL ) and I just keep going.

I said to Rich on Sunday morning.... I never get your face in these pictures. He said....he once had a boss who said, they better be WORKING, and he wanted to see nothing but "elbows and assholes"
or something like that. so this is what you see of Rich.

His shirt says it all.......

We really are greening up!

I love lilacs! for the square-foot garden. I bought my compost, and my potting soil. Vermiculite? I can't find it anywhere. So, I'm doing without. I did fertilize the dirt in the bottom of my square foots.... it was organic.
Just trying to be as green as I can. I wanted a compost pile off to the side, but the Handy Man doesn't really want one. So, we'll see.

SEE? Between my legs, around my feet, over, under, day I'll fall.

The Handy Man also asks me, "how can you work with that camera around your neck?"

It was "I" who planted...notice I couldn't take pictures while I was planting? I didn't get my vine plants planted yet (cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, summer squash). And I started a lot of things from seed: carrots, beets, radishes, beans, lettuce. The peppers and the onions, broccoli, cauliflower I bought starter plants.
In the barrel that you see there....a few strawberry plants. Peas and tomatoes to go in also.
I have just one fear. That Izzy will use this as a bathroom. hmmmm....netting to go down tomorrow.

The Iris are pretty right now.

A new frog!!

Just my yard..

Getting the fountain barrel going again. Pretty soon, we'll have the grape vine all leafed out and over the arbor, that holds the wine-barrel fountain.

1 comment:

  1. It's looking good! I love lilacs, too. The other day I said to my gardener "I'd like to get a lilac bush... do you like them?" and he said "What do they look like?" So I pointed to each neighbors yard where each of them have one that overhangs our fence. My gardener says "Well, you have two already... why do you want a third?" LOL Oh, I'm glad to see your new frog is g-rated.