Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Me, Kamikaze style

carrying this book under my arm all over the house (see below)

some new seeds

this will be an entire mint afro by mid-summer


deciding where things go

old broken pots---I might get fancy with them




my first foray into strawberries!

our tiny plot

Step One: Sunday, tired from the show, I started to clean up my tiny little plot a little and then went out and bought some seeds and some little plants to really stir the pot. I even smashed some old broken pots in case I want to get design fancy.

Step Two: Yesterday was some serious pounding rain...(see this if you don't believe me!).

Step Three: Today I woke up early and lay in bed reading this birthday present to myself until I looked out the window at the obviously hung-over silvery sky, the wet soil and saw the herbs I had transplanted were thriving already, the flowers looked happier than most people, and that the little 3 square foot plot my landlady has "lent" me over the last 7 years, was ready soon for lavender and tomatoes.

15 comments:

erin said...

these photos are great. glad you got to get your hands dirty--can't wait to see your lavender harvest!

Aran said...

oh strawberries!!! how awesome is that deb. spring in your yard! can't wait to see more!

willow said...

Hey, Happy Birthday! Did I miss it? Hope it was nice.

High Desert Diva said...

*smiles*

nichole said...

LOL. I have a mint afro beginning as well.

Happy birthday, and thanks for the restaurant recommendation. Sounds divine!

Callie Grayson said...

happy birthday to you!!
ooh, i can not wait to start growing herbs and vegetables and maybe some pretty flowers in my yard!! soon i will be!

cindy* said...

i am sharing in the spring love...i bought some seed packets too! and planted a strawberry plant and some ranunculus and some freesia. your little plot is fantastic and i am so happy that the rain livened up your plants. clap for spring!

Julia said...

Hurray! They're already thriving? That's wonderful! I'm looking forward to some muchly needed planting/growing time this summer. Have an recommendations on what to grow in a REALLY small space?

Chessa! said...

I love growing my own flowers and herbs. last year I had enough basil for five families! can't wait to see yours blossom!!

onesilentwinter said...

i love your garden deb, last summer i loved following it!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

Damn gardening supastar!

Alyssa said...

your photos give my much needed motivation:) I've just finished our three raised beds - now I gotta get out there and start planting! Your plot is beautiful:)

Estrella said...

you do have a hand for plants, as we say in mexico, happy birthday

Tracey said...

go go go!!!!

molly said...

so very envious, deb. i loooove seeing that little plot. and i can dream! enjoy it like you do.

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