I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How does my garden grow?

It grows in many, many pots. Our local garden shop tricked me into buying a flat of veggies and flowers about a week ago. And so the cycle began. Buy pots. Buy dirt. Fill them up. Repeat.

Planter garden
Planter garden on lower patio

Celery, with marigold guards

We have several landscape goals this summer but two are on my mind right now. 1. A hosta garden on the shady side of house. 2. Create a permanent Earth Box planting area on the sunny side of shed. I won't be planting anything there yet but I want it all set for next spring.

Earth Boxes have a water-wicking basin under all the dirt and a tube on the surface where you pour the water. This means you can water a little less often. That's something I need about halfway-through the summer when I forget to water my plants everyday.

For the time-being, the Topsy Turvies I bought are giving me enough trouble. I thought I could hang them off shepherd's hooks instead of drilling hooks under an overhang. But wow, are those suckers heavy! They almost took down the hook until I could grab another shepherd's hook to stabilize the sucker. And I need an pot of dirt to counter the weight. So it doesn't look too pretty for now. It might be time to drill, baby, drill.

Topsy Turvy troubles
Topsy turvy troubles!

I have more to share but oh, look at the post length already. So I'm going to go stick some tissues up my nose and enjoy the weather.

Ivory halo red twig dogwood

Hawthorne tree
Hawthorne tree blossoms about to pop


  1. Oh, boy, gardening! Looks like fun.

    Hey, congrats on having your pattern for legwarmers on The Daily Knitter last week.

    See you Friday at FNKC.

  2. Thanks, I didn't even know about that! So very cool!! :)

    I will be relaxing by St. Germain Lake up north on Friday. I'll miss you guys! I should be back next week.