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Watching my garden grow – crankychild.com

Watching my garden grow

(not unlike watching paint dry, really, but still…)

First there was grass.  There are no pictures of that.  Grass is boring.

Then there was no grass:

lawn removed
no more lawn

Followed by A Crapton Of Dirt (oh! hey!  if you’re in Seattle and you need some dirt delivered?  Talk to Don.   He was absolutely wonderful, and his prices and policies are completely reasonable.)

giant pile of dirt in the driveway
giant dirt pile, with menfolk

Some aggressive rototilling followed, once half of the dirt was in place:

flowers mangled by rototiller
flowers, as mangled by rototiller

(*sniff*! bye bye, flowers!)

Then there was the sad interlude when my 18 year old Kitchenaid mixer finally gave up the ghost.  It might be fixable, and I’ll be taking it apart next weekend to see, but still?  SADNESS.

Kitchenaid mixer, finally dead after 18 years
sad kitchenaid

And then! Garden! A story in thumbnail form:

double delight rose long shot of garden raspberry bed street view of garden new jasmine plant on arbor icelandic poppy lavender plants neighbor's golden retriever
coming together, bit by bit
cedar trellis for passion flowers and jasmine
new cedar trellis

(Gratuitous happy dog belongs to the neighbors)  The two flats of lavender came from a really REALLY nice neighbor.

Now there are (finally!) sprouty bits!  (sweet peas, beets, beets, radishes, beans, beans, peas, nasturtiums)

sweet pea sprouts beet sprouts beet sprouts radish sprouts
bean sprouts bean sprouts pea sprouts nasturtium sprouts
garden sprouts, finally!

The rest of the things that got planted (different peas, artichokes, broccoli, leeks, garlic chives, mystery oniony-thing, celery, kohl rabi, and rainbow chard) are all doing really well except for the peas, which seem to be Not Happy.  While they’re technically growing, the leaves have turned an odd shade of yellow, with reddish edges.  Doesn’t look good.  Nope, not at all.

Still have the raspberries and blueberries to procure and plant, and the cilantro, sage, and peonies to get into the ground.  Other than that?  It’s all about the waiting.  Which I’m not good at.  Not even a little bit good at.  Nope.  Not good.

Watching my garden grow

One thought on “Watching my garden grow

  1. Woo! It looks great! And my garden looks ever so much nicer through your camera lens than it does in real life.

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