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. :)