Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gardening is fun!

So, I find it incredibly funny that I have lived on acreage or with large yards for the last 10 years, and have just now found a love of gardening- now that I have NO YARD, and no acreage. Do you find that funny? I find that very, very funny in a depressing sort of way. :)

Granted, I had other things to do then, such as raising babies and training horses, but now I am kicking myself that I didn't take advantage of my resources and learn some things. Not one to forgo a challenge, I have been making up for lost time and loving it. I can't tell you what a relaxing experience it is to mess with my little plants and growing things- trimming, watering, feeding, all the while praying I don't kill them. So far so good, but I have two main issues right now. 1- is it too late to plant tomatoes? And 2- how difficult is it to keep perennials and shrubs going through the winter if they are potted rather than in the ground? I hate to put them in the garage unless I get some special lighting, which I would really rather not do. So, time for research, questioning the local nursery staff, and trial and error. Pray for me, but mostly pray for my plants- this time last year I couldn't even transplant something without putting it's roots into shock- and now I want to be a gardener. Go figure!

Had to add in my beautiful cactus garden. All for the low price of $1.99 a cactus from Ikea. Steve still loves the desert and palms, so I made this to keep the dream alive. :)


Nick said...

thats awesome I'm glad you haven't let your enviroment limit your new intersts!

Nancy said...

You know...it's much easier to maintain smaller yards and gardens - Tom has finally come to this conclusion after having had oversized gardens for several seasons. We have garden boxes now and are very happy with them...might just be that we are getting old and tired! Our flowerbeds have been neglected for a while - you are welcome to come over and clean them up for me ;) Enjoy!