Side yard. This is supposed to be toward the bottom of the page. Read on...hopefully it will end up making some sense. At least, a little bit of sense.
Strawberry plants. Also, in the wrong order.
A long long time ago, a friend of mine said that her husband specifically wanted a picture of our back yard. Finally, today I am posting that picture. Along with a picture of our front yard (above), and pictures of our new attempts at gardening. Unfortunately, I am brand new to this posting -pictures- on -blogger deal and I don't know how to re-arrange the pictures that I uploaded. Thus, the seemingly randomness of it all.
For two years we have tried to have a successful garden at our new house. But, both years were a flop. This year we have high hopes for better results. Above, you will see our method for starting cucumbers. The idea of starting seeds in an egg crate is not new, but if you will notice the bottom row of dirt you will see that 4 of those slots actually have egg shells in them. This is something Aubrey read about in my REAL SIMPLE magazine. I so love to re-use things that I had to give the idea a try. Basically, you start seeds in the egg shell and when they have grown big enough to go into the ground you can put the egg shell in the ground as well because the shell will decompose. (That is the right word, right?)
Photo of the back yard that my friend's husband wanted to see....like two years ago. Better late than never, right?
This picture is added simply because coffee is sometimes essential to gardening. (Also, I have no idea why this text is all in orange.)
Now, for our big new idea. I am sorry to report that I cannot give you the details on this project. It was not my idea, nor did I do any of the work. I just hung out while my husband did some of the work and then hung out some more when he watered the plants the other morning. (Somehow I now am reminded of the Little Red Hen.)
So, how about you? Have you decided to plant a garden this year? If so, are you trying something new or are you already a pro?