Thursday, May 17, 2007

We're feeling grounded

As it is close to Memorial Day, thoughts turn to growing things in soil. In our northern climate, we will start in earnest our plantings next week. This includes Patti's flower bed, which as you know, is protected by gnomes. The perennials are starting but not yet flowering. This garden is very nice and as noted previously, offsets the green yet ugly crabgrass visible here. And the birdbath attracts many feathered friends (which drive Sir Humphrey nuts...)

As for me, next week we will go to a nursery and pick up lots of plants: tomatoes, cherry peppers, basil and so on. We plant these in 5 gallon buckets with drain holes installed. Because these are in pots, I can tend to them as well as reach this delicious summer fruit.

Also, the holiday is a big one for parades. Kid2 will be in one parade with the Junior Hurricanes marching band next Saturday and with the High School band in our town's parade on Sunday. Kid1 was also invited to march with the HS band, and it will be fun to see our two young'uns back in uniform...And in last year's parade, the HS band marched with the CT Hurricanes, the premier marching band in the state, and Kid1 looks as if she is really enjoying herself at the reviewing stand in front of City Hall. So let's hear it four our flautist and saxophonist! Even when the kids have flown, we will always be around for our small town parade

8 comments:

Lynn said...

You sure have a pretty back yard. It's a good thing the gnomes protect it from predators! How lucky you are to be able to watch your children participate in a parade!

Michael C said...

It sounds like it doesn't get any better than a small town parade!

Joan said...

The garden looks fantastic even without all the work you're planning to do...I'm assuming that's a current photo.
And what a great opportunity to watch your kids march in a local parade. Love those uniforms!!!

Patti said...

Lynn: It's the front yard. No one would see it if it was in the back.
Michael: I agree. It is fun.
Joan: It's an old photo...unfortunately.
I haven't worked on it yet this year.

I just realized I was commenting as if this were my blog. Well, it is about my garden and my children....
Sorry Ralph.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i made a flower grow this year, but it's dead now. didn't take lone either! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Patti said...

that was an African violet, right?
poor little thing

Patti said...

sorry Homer, I did it again.
please forgive.....

sari said...

My five year old planted a big pot full of basil which we have growing in our living room window. It's too hot outside for anything to really survive well right now, so it's nice to be able to get our fresh basil for cooking.

Every time we do, Five is just thrilled that it's from "his" plants.

I also think the parade sounds fun!