Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I must admit that my lovely husband has truly been the force behind the backyard. He's teaching in the evenings, this summer, so his days have been spent buying flowers, veggie starts, and herbs to plant in containers. And once everything was purchased and planted and growing, we realized that our backyard was just a mess of containers with no room to hang out. So, today, we dedicated ourselves to fixing it up. We hung a couple of window boxes on a back wall, since we don't want to damage our new stone sills on the front of the house, and we organized all of the containers so that there was more open space. There's still alot of dirt on the ground that we'd like to get rid of, but for the most part, the yard is open for business (aka partying!). My one remaining goal is to build something to cover the kitty litter container herb garden...maybe next month.
The spruce is a monster!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
We are lucky to live just a few blocks from the wonderful and always-evolving Greensgrow. When we first moved here, Greensgrow was a new venture that had taken over a former-superfund sight to grow some hydroponic stuff and administer a CSA. They were only open a couple days a week and their selection was tiny. Today, they are a full-fledged garden center, their CSA has expanded to include a winter option, and they also have a produce market. Plus, they are open all week long. Not only is their product well-cared for (compared to the wilty, brown mess that we saw at Home Depot, today), but their staff is also extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We have decided to plant our flowers in stages this year, but it's even more exciting because I'll be able to go back to Greensgrow again and again, all summer long!
Outdoor kitty friends inspecting the new flowers out front. Oreo is on the left and Harry is on the right.
We love these galvanized tins from Home Depot. We drill holes into the bottom and presto! Large, sleek, sturdy planters!
One of our eggplant starters didn't make it, so we replaced it with a strawberry plant!