Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting the Garden Ready

Ok, where was I? What started with the best of intentions, well life (and death) intervened yet again. Many gadgets and recipes have been tested and undocumented, but there are plenty left for the future.

Now it's time to get the garden ready. Unfortunately the weather has been less than cooperative. The temperature has been on the cool side and we've had more than our share of cloudy, drizzly days.

Yesterday I finally got the vegetable garden tilled. I braved the plant sale at Crown Point Ecology Center last Saturday and got tomato, pepper, and eggplant plants. I usually start them under shop lights in the basement; I just wasn't in the mood for that much babysitting this year.

So my first photo (still learning to use my new camera), is officially "The Garden Before". The brick path in the foreground is my recycled former patio. It was a pretty small patio, but yielded a lot of bricks to make a nice path around the garden. Still a work in progress, and one of many things on the outdoor 'to do' list.

My Japanese Tree Peony is in full blooming glory this week. I will try and get a good picture to post. Ok - drizzle or not, there's work to be done. Off to the garden.