meet my new friends roma & sage

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It was a full house around here for a few days, with mom, brother, husband, me, and three dogs{1 corgi, 2 Scottish terriers},and  it was wonderful.  Morning coffee with mom on the patio is in a word, blissful.  Spending time with her, especially as I've gotten older, brings me such peace & comfort.  And having my brother around always makes things ten times more exciting.  Oh and the dogs, well they loved the backyard.  Animals are such simple creatures, so easy to please.

So for two short but sweet days I showed Mom and bro around town a little bit, enjoyed good food, and did a little shopping; but most of our time was spent in the backyard, working on the garden.  You see, my mom for sure has a  green thumb, I on the other hand, do not.  I have really no idea what to do with flowers except smell them, and plants, don't even get me started.  So to say my garden needed an intervention, is definitely putting it lightly.  

After weeding all morning {I must say that is one of my least favorite activities, its right up there with folding laundry. ick.} we headed to LOWE'S and got some garden loot.

To my herb garden we added: basil, thyme, & Greek oregano, it already had sage, chives, rosemary, cilantro, & mint.  And we gave the garden a pop of color with some potted flowers.

The finished product made me jump for joy!  I forgot{or was just too embarrassed} to take a before picture.  But now I have an herb garden I can smile at and enjoy, instead of a bed of weeds with herbs hidden inside.

Next we worked on the vegetable garden.  Yes, you heard that right, I am going to have herbs &&& food growing in my yard.  Home grown is the way to go my friends.  Bell & jalapeno peppers, Roma & cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers are all growing in a planter in a sunny back corner of the yard.

Look at that cute lil tomato plant.  Grow little one, grow!  I hope my first attempt at growing veggies is a success.  I will keep you posted, I know, riveting stuff here people, riveting. Such is the life.

Thanks again Mom for your weed pulling hands, wise gardening ideas, and for not laughing too much at my naive gardening abilities.  And to you muscles, or Andrew, whichever you prefer, thanks for lifting those heavy bags of mulch, pouring the dirt, and looking handsome while doing both.  And dogs, you were sweet, but Lucy is glad to have her couch back.

I hope your Thursday{wow! already Thursday..crazy.} is marvelous.
 Now I must go check on my garden.
 xo kittens!


  1. I've pretty much given up on the idea of sustaining life. Heaven forbid I have a child! :)

  2. Looks great! Good luck.