I’ve tried to plant a few flowers before…Ok, I’ll be honest, usually it’s the Mother’s Day flowers from the PTA .25 sale. I used to plant them once they were 3/4 dead because one of my boys would become angry that “his” flower was drying. After 2 day tedious days of water, I’d lose interest. This year, I have a lovely little collection growing around my tree. We will get back to my tree later in this post.
It’s been 6 weeks and I have not lost interest. Um, that’s not the complete truth,I forget my flowers all the time but then I look down from my living room window and feel so bad that my little colorful babies are thirsty, I go out in this heat and give them a drink. I have enlisted the help of my three sons (wouldn’t that be a great name for tv show :D) but my flowers don’t get drinks, the boys soak each other and often me.
This week, I am planning on adding more tomato plants, some pepper plants and cilantro. Yep, you guessed it, it’s a salsa garden. I make fresh salsa daily so I should grow the ingredients. I have one boy that is a bit zoftig (can I call my boy that???). The more fresh, non fat goodness that goes in him, the fewer processed and high fructose corn syrup things that will.
I REALLY want to add a pallet herb garden but I don’t know where to find a pallet or how to get it here. I know my dad can find anything and tote anything but with these temperatures, I hate asking a 82 year old do anything that involves labor. Speaking of my dad, one reason my plants have such a hard time (in the front yard) is we have a gigantic tree with roots that spread under my (uprooted, haha) driving to the neighbors yard. I also had some bushes that looked a hot mess. I clipped, I sawed and I completely demolished ONE bush but I left the wooden stump because well, it was too hard to get it. My dad, SUPER COUNTRY, comes and my mom tells me that he would use a chain and his van. HUH??? Less than a minute later, stump was removed and I had a new appreciated for old country time and his interesting methods of doing things…Pictures of the little yard that could will be coming soon!