Monday, May 21, 2012

Flower Garden!

For many years, there has been tons of sumac growing in front of the rocks at the end of our driveway. This year I decided it had to GO. Like NOW!


Which is not totally true, we tried to get rid of most of it last year too, but it comes back as fast as you can pull it out. I wish my strawberries would grow like that!


Erik and a friend already had been working on the sumac, but there still were TONS of roots left. And any piece of root means more sumac and more sumac.


Today we tried to get rid of the roots. And the roots. And then the roots. Guess what was left? Yes, more roots... What was I thinking? OK, I wasn't.


Me being an optimistic person AND the sun going down made me say 'OK, let's just start planting. Who cares about those stupid roots anyway?' Perfection is the enemy of accomplishment, so we started digging and planting and life was good.


We now have the start of a nice looking flower garden, although I have to admit that I am very curious to see what it looks like by daylight. And the weather gods have promised rain for tonight, so they better make good on their promise!!!!


Kate worked a bit more on the garden path today, at the rate she is going we will have the path finished by next year :p


I can't wait for summer and to see how all my gardening projects turn out!


As an interesting aside: today I found a stevia plant at my local Kmart.
A few years ago I tried to grow stevia from seeds, but it never actually WORKED. It is a lot easier to grow stevia if the plant is already looking good. Yes, I know it's cheating. No, I don't care.


Erik has planted some pumpkins so we should be all set for jackolanterns this year. Not in my flower garden though, I figured I wanted some space for actual FLOWERS in there!

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jody said...

Karen, I just love your house and that you are gardening again there. I have to admit I was feeling sad that you considered moving and am glad you decided to stay. The tree Sylvia was born under is there!!!! And the pond, and lots of bread making and children rearing was in that pretty house. Can't wait to see your gardens!

NannyOgg said...

Thanks Jody!

I have to admit I wasn't too happy about moving away either, even if I realized it was the 'right' thing to do. I am so glad that in the end I should be able to stay in the house after all. I hope to close on refinancing this week. Keep your fingers crossed!