Friday, August 2, 2013

This week in my garden: August 1, 2013

This is inspired by Amanda Soule's blog www.soulemama.com

This was my garden on July 26, 2013
 
 
This is my garden on August 1, 2013
 






 

Friday, July 26, 2013

This Moment

Inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog www.soulemama.com

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
 
 
 

This week in my garden: July 26th, 2013

This is a post inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog Soulemama
This week in my garden: July 18th, 2013

 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"
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



 

Friday, July 19, 2013

This moment

Inspired by Amanda Soule and her blog www.soulemama.com

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

This week in my garden: July 18th, 2013

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.
 






 

Friday, July 12, 2013

This week in my garden: July 12th

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.

 


 
 



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Time waits for no (wo)man


The weather here has been crazy- hot one day and the frost warning another day. Welcome to spring in TN :-)

With all the other spring activities (TCAPs, Field Trips, Overdue notices) i really haven't been in the garden.  Fortunately though, nature carries on without me. 

I finally have 2 asparagus shoots and maybe some carrots.


 
My first asparagus :-)












Carrots maybe?