It does wonders for the soul. I got home from work today, Ted & I ran some errands and then we proceeded to park our asses out on the deck with some spirits. No TV, no computer, no phones. It got dark and instead of turning on lights, we lit some candles long forgotten. We sat and shot the shit, cursed some people who deserved it, cursed some who might not be so deserving just b/c we could, remembered some of our past and had a lovely evening…all without electricity.
The fun ended at 10pm, and here I am catching up on the world while Ted sleeps. So, you get a blog post. The GrowDammit weekend:
Flowers & Herbs ( a professional would probably cringe, but you should’ve seen the mess I inherited with this garden). *Note to Brookberry Garden Club, we have a rain barrel and are therefore green…how do you water?
Parsley, Basil & Rosemary ( a bastardized Simon & Garfunkle Garden).
Again, note the rain barrel.
Thyme & Oregano. Of interest, the large yellow marigold trio to the left are Marvel and they grow to a height of 2″ with a rather large bloom. Most people discount marigolds, but they are pest deterrents and can add visual interest to both vegetable and flower gardens.
We needed some shade plants, so I let Ted pick some non-flowering varieties with interesting leaves. He was really into it.
The azaleas are starting to pop.
Garden 1: lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, peas & onion.
Garden 2: collards, mustard greens, brussel sprouts, okra, turnips, bok choi.
Interesting azalea blooming in the front bed. It’s a peach/nectarine color. I have one about to pop that is more yellow/peach like an apricot. And one that is more of an orange/tangerine hue.
Next…hopefully more musings from the deck. It’s my favorite time of day.