This is new territory for me; I have never even grown flowers in a pot. Though I have borrowed numerous container gardening books from the library, there is nothing better than sage advice from…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace Marie Newton Oct 11, 2014.
It has been 17 months since I dug my first shovel full of road base in this once sterile backyard of mine. The first thing to go in the ground was my mint collection that I have gathered from the hollers in Tennessee to the canyons of northern Arizona and babied over the past 20 years, and then my Iris from the Arizona Strip homestead where my Great Great Grandmother first planted them. Now those will be the first things to be put back into pots. Yes, it is true, I am moving. Again. It…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:26am — 3 Comments
July has taken me by surprise. I had expected everything once green to be brown and crispy. Everything. I am so happy I was wrong. Before I blow the trumpet too loudly, I think it only honest that I disclose the number of triple digit heat deaths...
My beautiful pineapple sage died. Both of them. I suppose the loss would be more devastating if I had grown if from seed instead of laying out 5 bucks at Lowes. I was looking forward to harvesting radish seeds right up to the moment…Continue
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:23pm — 6 Comments
The garden and I have come to an understanding. I pay close attention and it will feed me. A little.
Keeping the kitty OUT of the beds was my first feat. Laying garden fencing panels over the beds has proven to be very beneficial! Tacky but beneficial. Not only is the kitty defeated but the vines love being above the cool damp…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments
It has been eleven months since the Valley of the Sun became 'home'. Eleven months since I dragged my buckets of iris and chamomile and orange globe mallow and mint into this foreign land of the sun and said,"Grow!" Alas, every green token of my life before died except the iris and mint. But, iris and mint grow anywhere, right? This spring I scattered chamomile seed in my daughter's now flourishing flowerbeds to no avail. It's a weed! Can I not even grow a weed? Last week I noticed a…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments