Gardening Delights

Last weekend, we planted our vegetable and herb garden. (Starter plants and five hours of good hot labor from Ian is a lovely birthday gift.)

Technically, we mostly planted fruits (tomatoes, zuchini, summer squash, japanese eggplant, yellow bell peppers, watermelon, cantalope, cucumber) and some green and purple basil, golden thyme, oregano. We planted some green beans from seed and have some pumpkin seeds to sow still. Our little plot is off the kitchen patio and in the ground. It’s not as sexy looking as Dakini’s beautiful raised beds, but it will likley do the job. The drip system’s working and we moved some flag stones in so we can stand in between the plants. I mulched the plants well this time, so I think we’ll have less water evaporating off them. We’ve also created a path of flagstones from the patio to the fenced-off garbage can area. We plan to put mosses and thymes in between the stones.

I usually ask for plants for my birthday. (It’s not like I need more stuff in my house.) I got a nursery gift certificate yesterday for my birthday and this morning my father arrived with a bunch of bedding plants: mostly perennials because I LOVE flowers. In fact, I love flowers so much, there’s really not much space left in my yard to grow food! I’m thinking of planting a tree rose near my front door …. I wonder what color would look best.

I love to garden in spring. When I was a child, we had an iris in our front yard that always bloomed around my birthday. My mother called it my birthday flower and it was really special to me. Maybe that’s why May is for flowers in my mind.

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