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More garden progress

Posted in Home and Garden with tags , on January 24, 2010 by madmaxine

Today was another lovely day. I got the back yard and flower beds weeded. Compost is distributed throughout. Several potted plants were put where they belong (in the ground). All the roses are pruned (OUCH!). Sidewalks and such are swept. I’m sore, but pleased.

Getting Thit Done

Posted in Home and Garden with tags , , on October 26, 2008 by madmaxine

Yes, you heard me. Thit. 

I worked in the garden most of the day. Gotta get plants moved before the raiins set in for the winter. Need to put down compost. Most importantly, I need to get things put away so that I’m not disgusted by the whole mess when I go out in the spring. 

I decided not to move the dogwood from the front yard. I’m putting in a raised bed garden there. I was going to use it as a victory garden, but I decided to move the plants from the back yard out there. Then, I’ll use the back yard as a victory garden. So moving plants is the main priority. That, plus cleaning up all the excess piles of strangeness that have appeared in the back since I moved in 4 years ago. Already two trips to the dump in the last two months. 

At any rate, I’m tired and sore. I made saurkraut, spare ribs, and mashed potatoes for dinner. It was awesome. I would kill for a piece of apple pie, but I haven’t got my thit quite together enough to have made that. Maybe tomorrrow, when I’m not working, sewing, voting, or sleeping. Sigh.

Why I Love October

Posted in Home and Garden with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2008 by madmaxine
Leaves and berries

Leaves and berries

 

Leaves in my hat, yo

Leaves in my hat, yo

Pretty Things in My Garden

Posted in Home and Garden with tags , , , on October 19, 2008 by madmaxine

 

Dragon fly in my back yard, August 2008

Dragon fly in my back yard, August 2008

I just wanted to post a few photos of some of the loveiness that is in my yard. Because the yard and gardens are such a mess this year, it’s hard to see these things unless you stand still and stare for a few minutes. So I decided to document them to remind me of what the garden could look like if I got on the ball and finished moving all my plants and stuff around. 

 

A Pat Austin rose that I rescued from a neighbor. Kind of a fussy little bush, but worth the effort.

A Pat Austin rose that I rescued from a neighbor. Kind of a fussy little bush, but worth the effort.

 

 

 

Note that I’m not posting any photos of the mess. That’s a work in progress that I don’t need to share with anyone but my sweetheart who is helping me with it all. With regards to the mess, the work I did for Burning Man this year prompted me to do two things: 1) build a temporary carport-style shed until I can build a real one; and 2) leave a patch of grass in the back yard. The significance of these two items is that I realized I need some space to work. Some work space must be in a cleanish, dryish location, and the other work space needs to be big enough to actually assemble large objects. 

Anyway, on to the pretty things…