Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Little Bit About My Little Garden

There we were, alone, in the wilderness. It was either it or me. I had a garden to defend. It was going to be it.

In the end it was kind of both of us. (But I was the one left standing.)

Look at it this way: I would rather have poison ivy on my arms than in my garden.

Actually, at the time, I had no clue the roots I was pulling up were poison ivy. . . Let me rephrase that. I had the feeling the roots I was pulling up might be poison ivy, I just had more of a feeling that they weren't.

They were.

C'est la vie.

I have a little garden, as you may know. For the longest time only half of it was plants, the other half was a sort of patio (I'm flattering it.) made out of boards. I tolerated it for several years. Last year I wanted very much to get rid of it and this year, with the help of my beloved mother, I got rid of it. Now I have twice as much space to garden it. I am very excited about it. I have already planted three coral-bells in the new bed, and hope to plant many more plants.

(A little tip for if you are ever digging: don't think about landmines.)

One of my favorite things about gardening is when my Tiger comes to visit me. I don't know what it is about cats, but they love to come visit people in gardens. Tiger, quite honestly, would have rather I left the boards in, I believe. There is a little wall along part of my garden. Tiger very often sits on it and watches me working, or watches the little birds that land in the myrtle tree.

I love my garden, and when there is more green and growing, I'll post pictures.

Take care.


Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to plant landmines around your house...?

~ A.K. ~

Julie said...

I can actually think of more reasons than you'd think.

It just came to me while I was digging with this giant shovel: "What if I hit a landmine...?!?"

'Sides, maybe the rednecks that lived hear before us made one out of an old riding lawnmower, a kitty litter box, and a roll of duct tape....

Anne said...

Julie, you always make me smile. :)

Julie said...

Aw! :) That makes me very, very happy, Anne. :)

Love you!