A brief moment of each day.

Posts tagged “garden

363/365–Stealing the Show

I planted these for salads this summer, tonight they’re stealing the show with their dazzling complexity!



345/365–Not an Orange Lily


We have loads of orange lilies. I wish they were all this variety instead, although, I may not like it as much if it were common. . .


All this rain would be doing wonderful things for our garden if the sun would ever come out!


328/365–Aphids B Gone!

I brought home a large pot of Thai Dragon hot peppers from the farmer’s market on Thursday.  Unfortunately it was infested with aphids, which then migrated to the nearby plants in the garden.   Thankfully Mother Earth Gardens had lady bugs, which are quickly making short work of them.

327/365–Milkweed Feast

The soldier bug from last year apparently didn’t leave any eggs for hatching this year, because our resident monarch caterpillar has managed to grow by leaps and bounds without being pierced and drained.

316/365–Onions for Salad

Mondays this hot are unacceptable.

I put the boys on greens duty since the heat had wilted me to the point where I needed an a/c break. They also harvested some spring onions and radishes. I love this stuff fresh from the garden. Our CSA share starts next week too. Yum!

275/365–More Spring Pretties

The boy and I walk past this house every Tuesday. They did some awesome landscaping last year and their selection of spring flowers is really nice.


205/365–James Dean and Crocus

I’ve really been enjoying my grocery store crocus.  They’re lovely little flowers and just work really swell with the warm breeze blowing through this weekend.  A bit of Spring fever seems to have hit everyone. Its nice.

183/365–Winter Tomatoes

So far, so good with the ebb and flow.  The tomatoes are looking healthy, the salad greens are getting ready to make us a tasty salad and the basil is. . .a little underwhelming.

142/365–New Hobby

Everyone needs a hobby or upwards of twenty or so hobbies, don’t they? At what point do you stop referring to them individually as hobbies, and is there a name for what you are when that happens?—By “that” I mean when you are someone who’s lifestyle consists of activities that normal people do as hobbies.

Whatever you call us, we’re adding another one to our repertoire, indoor ebb and flow water gardening (also known as hydroponics). After a summer of delicious garden goods the transition to winter supermarket produce has been brutal. We’d discussed attempting this many a Winter, but this year, we’re following through. Planted in little tree bark polymer plugs? Two varieties of basil, Two varieties of tomato, two varieties of cilantro, two lettuce mixes, spinach and thyme to supplement our soil based garden consisting of potted rosemary, green onions and a bay tree.

Kudos to the patient and kind sales people at Midwest Supplies/Hydroponics for giving us the confidence to get our feet wet.