Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Adventures in Gardening, Round 2

So, first, things go much better when you bring a cheerleader...
 
Especially if you have a lot of work cut out for yourself...You see the pretty Azalea, yeah, that's about all that remains.  I pulled all of those little white flowers (see the last remnants) to make room for grass (dreaming of picnics in the front yard), and moved all of that mulch to the hedges. What is with the overmulching anyway? Then, I pulled the remaining weeds (whew, this round was sooooo much more exhausting) and spread grass seed as well. I'm thinking it maybe was not enough because after all the rain, I cannot really see the seed anymore. A pound was supposed to be enough for 100 square feet (about the size of our yard), but it just seems scarce.
 

And finally, I spread annual flowers in the sidewalk beds, and planted the lemon thyme seeds which I seem to have missed a couple of weeks back. A few more mistakes: (1) I must have read packages at the garden center that were not those that ultimately matriculated because I reread the packages and I was totally off on the growth estimates. It seems I should not expect veggies for between 60-80 days (8-10 weeks), not 3-4. Oops. (2) Also, it appears that it is the zucchini (not tomatoes) that should not be planted until May, but I know from my dad's experience that zucchini is the least fickle of all garden vegetables, so I am going to hold out hope for my squash. Also, something was flowering this week, and yup, double-checked, low and behold, it's the zucchini. Nay-sayers... (3) And my final mistake last time - footwear (Rainbows - still trying to get the dirt out of my pedicure). This time, I dressed to impress...





2 comments:

iEatDC said...

I want to be best friends with your dog. We are Bernese-obsessed. Yet we remain dogless, as per apartment building rules and respect for animals that don't want to be alone All The Time.

W. Mark Felt, Sr. said...

She is absolutely the sweetest dog on earth; we are such Berner lovers. Also, Berners are good condo dogs b/c they are adorably lazy. You are correct though; they need tons of attention. I'm home two days a week and she goes to doggy daycare once a week. But, I'm a huge Berner advocate.