if you know me at all by now
you have probably figured out
that i tend to replace one obsession
yes, the weddings are done
and i have SO much free time!
which means i have to FILL it
with something else...
the play is also all done (& it was so much fun!)
so now i have moved onto gardening...
which is something i have always WANTED to do
but never seemed to have the TIME for...
and look what i have lots of now?
now i just need the knowledge...and the money.
i have been driving my husband crazy
talking about the garden
and the plans i have and could we do this?
and what if we did that?
and i agonized for days over where to plant
the lilac tree
and then the night right AFTER i planted it,
they called for frost.
i think it was ok though...so far, so good.
i have killed off/ruined a bunch of sunflowers
by starting them too early in the house
and they got all leggy and spindly and weak...
but the string bean plants i started look a little healthier.
i thought i killed off the poor baby rhubarb plant
because when i took it out of the pot to plant it
i was like...wow....there's not much for roots in here...
until i emptied the soil out
and saw that's where all the roots were!
but it seem to be making a brave attempt at a comeback
so we'll see.
and i finally finished what i have been referring to
as the "purple purge".
this was pure hell.
i was regretting that i started it about 1/4 of the way in
but it's all out now!
we used to get some pretty purple flowers in the side flower bed
but then this purple plant TOOK OVER the whole bed.
i thought, oh, i'll just dig it up and replant to make it "cut flower bed".
the purple plant did not want to be dug up.
but roughly 49 hours later of digging, tearing, cursing, crying,
stomping, shoveling, raking, complaining and questioning
why i ever thought this was a good idea
and it was done!