Today I worked in my garden! I pulled weeds, straightened up the furrows, planted string beans, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, onions, 3 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of squash and 4 varieties of peppers. The tomatoes, peppers and 1 kind of squash were plants purchased at a local nursery though. I’ve never had much luck with growing tomatoes or peppers from seeds. The perimeter still needs lots of work, but at least the main area is ready for summer.
Once the vegetable garden was finished I moved to the front yard to begin weeding. There are lots of wonderful established flowers and shrubs among the weeds. My newest favorite to bloom are the irises.
My only complaint about the previous owner’s gardening is that some of the plants were not well-thought out in their placement. There are some large trees planted very close to the house and other trees and bushes were placed too close together to grow properly as they aged. Eventually some trees will have to be removed and I’ll try to transplant the lilac bush. I feel terrible having to kill otherwise healthy trees and the lilac bush may not survive the move, but there really aren’t too many other options. One of the trees (not shown) is growing up under the eaves.
Kathleen’s Pixie Hat turned out adorable! She’s writing up several larger sizes of the pattern and once it’s ready for release I’ll post a picture. I’ve also had two more starts on the Branching out for A1’s second teacher. The first was a lovely shade of teal in Elsbeth Lavold’s Silky Wool. The scarf was coming along beautifully when A1 saw it and told me that her teacher didn’t like any shade of green. Her wardrobe colors consist of black, white and gray and she preferred one of those colors. Grumble, grumble. The latest version is in gray.
Oops, while busily working in the garden I forgot to wear sunscreen. The wardrobe combination of a tank top under overalls left lots of burn tan lines. Ouch!