This is a post inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog Soulemama. This week in my garden: July
This week in my garden: July 26th, 2013
There is finally some sunshine in Tennessee!! Fortunately all the rain made the weeds and grass pretty easy to pull. The blackberry bush got radically pruned which helps when it comes to pick them. The berries seem to be ripening quicker now but it may be due to the rain and not the pruning.
The asparagus is still all poofy and remindes me of feathers when it rubs against my hand.
My cats are also enjoying the new easy access to the catmint (catnip) bush as well. It has started to flower so it is going to be left outside until some growth occurs.
There are also some herbs growing in containers on my porch. Those pictures will be up next week.
This blog was started to note the process in my garden last year. It has helped me this year as well. Even though I have started very late, seeing the process from just a week ago has helped me to keep going. There is a long way to go but as the saying goes "Dead last is better than didn't finish, which is better than didn't start"
This is a post inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog Soulemama.
This is my garden this week: July18th
While I was working in the garden, I got a present from my cat. I saw here stalk it for about 5 minutes. I never know whether to stop her or let her be a cat. FYI- she didn't kill it but wounded it. I was able to put it back into the brambles where she came from. Her legs appeared broken but I just couldn't kill it.
This is a post inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog Soulemama. My garden is "not looking good" right now. I have decided(har har) to have cool weather garden. So right now this is day one of the garden (again).
The blackberry bush is growing well. You can't even really see the borders of where the grass ends and the "garden" begins.
My favorite thing about this picture is that you can see the fireworks that neighbors are setting off. It isn't the 4th of July but the house is outside city limits.
That grey little thing in the right corner is my cat.
One of the reasons I have kept a blog is to see the progress of my garden. Right now it is not well, but through the blog, I can see what is was like when I kept it up.
It is hard to tell but under all that grass is really good soil. When I was moving stuff aside to walk, I could glimpse the soil. It looked rich and dark brown. Hopefully since this is the ultimate in "no till" right now, the dirt is doing well.
Effing dammit. The one picture that shows what little I had done to clean up the garden got deleted when I went back to compare pictures. Well shit.
In the middle of the picture I hope you can make out a corner. That corner is my hope right now. Last year I set out some ceramic border in the garden. That corner is a piece of one of the ceramic titles. That is my starting point. So I cling tight to the song "Inch by inch" that Peter, Paul and Mary sang. It helps to to not give up. Mother Nature does some amazing things with a little helping hand.