Monday, May 26, 2008

victory garden phase 1

so, this is what phase 1 looks like...i planted almost everything
last saturday...and so far - everything is still living! hooray!!
i typically kill anything green.
we have strawberries, tomatoes, green beans, broccoli,
cucumbers & spearmint. i am going to add some more herbs
this week...cilantro, basil & lemon balm. if you have some suggestions,
please leave a comment! i am a rookie and need all the help i can get!

this is my gnome.
ben got him for me to protect my little
victory garden from deer, rabbits, raccoons and our dog, indigo.
once the sun goes down, he lights up! how fantastic is that?
i'll have to shoot him at night so you can see him in his element.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

victory garden

i submit to this feed by heath brockwell from real simple on gardening.
in 1 week - i have learned more about gardening than i thought possible.
i had to do a lot of research due to my '07 garden that took a huge
plunge by mid-summer.
i might have over-watered it.
the only plants that survived were my strawberries.
you've got to love those little red jems!
they are the ones that gave
me the hope to start again.
so, heath got me thinking about victory gardens...
during world war I & II, victory gardens were cultivated by average citizens
in the united states to reduce pressure on the public food supply
brought on by the war efforts.
so this is my victory garden . . .
or, at least the start of it!
i thought i would add some before pics and
keep you posted on my progress!
this is just the beginning.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

spring break

this is my lu lu.
she adored the ocean
and her seashell...

we met my sister and ellie down in sarasota

and spent the week with them!

it was the most see our girls playing, having tea parties,

and going on new "ventures" together.

and what would vacation be without mac dog & dora?

grab your backpack!