Monday, April 29, 2013

The garden is a wreck

As is usual this time of year:


 My unfinished noise-reducing, composting panels, first put on hold because of my persistent recurrent head colds, then my lack of free weekends, and now so I can get some planting done before it gets too hot.


 My unfinished arbor for the fig tree I am planning to espalier in the corner.


 The dying Spanish broom that I finally cut down so it could come back from its roots, yet to be cut up and carted to the trash.


 I have nothing to say about this.

 Or this. Well, I guess I could say that I'm going to donate it to Habitat for Humanity, just a soon as I learn to use a telephone.


 The summer kitchen is still in storage, waiting for the last of the spring storms to blow through.


 Construction materials still cover the vegetable garden plot. Need to call Habitat. Really do.



Tomatoes and peppers are going in those galvanized planters. Someday.


In a fit of madness, I volunteered to put my garden on a tour this summer.

What was I thinking?

13 comments:

  1. Nothing like a tour commitment to clear the schedule for garden work. I'm sure you'll have it ship-shape by summer!

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    1. That's what I was thinking, Pam! Hey, I've been recommending your book to all my friends. :-)

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  2. I have every confidence in your ability to get things done before the tour! It's the getting started that's so hard ...

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    1. Ditto that, Cindy!

      Hey, did you get some rain? I heard Houston got 7".

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  3. That's exactly how things progress in my garden -- knowing that someone will be visiting is what forces me to get the job done!

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  4. 'Tis the season. Our entire farm is a muddy mess (with heavy clay soil), especially now that the snow has finally receded to reveal the winter detritus. We have an art fair, a graduation party, a church fundraiser breakfast and a garden club tour to host from the end of May through June, so at least plenty of incentive to get it whipped into shape.

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    1. At least we can work all the extra calories we'll be consuming!

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  5. Your generous heart compelled you to volunteer and now you'll get cracking!

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  6. I did that tour-will-make-me-get-the-yard-in-shape thing, 3 or 4 times in 2 years...serial insanity! Liking your corrugated steel panels, not liking your weather yo-yo (or even my less extreme one).

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  7. Yes. the weather yo-yo is a problem. It leaves us with a very short time to get everything in the ground in time to get it established before the wretched heat hits.

    And three or four times in two years???? That is *crazy*. :-)

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  8. Volunteering your garden is such a nice thing... let people know that you are human. I still have pine straw bales on my shoreline bank from last year.
    Phones aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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