Blog Author
(view profile)
Recent Entries to this Blog It's Fall already!
Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Moving Day is approaching!
Posted: 04 Mar 2015
2015 already!
Posted: 01 Jan 2015
It's been a great while!
Posted: 30 Dec 2014
An anniversary comes but once a year!
Posted: 27 Aug 2014

All Entries

You are in Blogs / dooley's Blog / Choices /

New Yard and Garden

Category: Choices | Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:23 am

It was a nice day today so I went outside and sat for a bit, just looking around at things. I took a couple of pictures which I will post tomorrow. I might even take a few more pictures to post for you to see what I have to work with. My son sent a lot of seeds which I posted a list in Veg. Gardening. I made a list of the vegetables I would like to plant and annual flowers that I would like to plant. I saw some Gladiola bulbs today but didn't buy them. I will one of these days. I have a small amount of money to start with but I'm not sure where I will start. Peat pots for sure to start the tomato and pepper seeds. Most melons and squash do better started right in the ground. Some are cool weather vegetables which could go in soon and some are warm weather vegetables which can wait a bit. I like annual flowers to fill in spaces while I wait for perennials. How many perennials do I want to plant? We are just renting the house, Of course, we were just renting the last one and I nearly filled up the yard with stuff. I figure that it's where I live and why should I not make it like I want it as long as I live there. Should I not have flowers just because I don't own the property. The owner said, "Do whatever you would like to do." She says she doesn't have a green thumb and knows nothing about gardening. She also had grandchildren running all over the yards. She was away so much she didn't have time to garden anyway. So, I will plant what suits me. Maybe more garden but with lots of flowers intermingled. I can fill up the yard. Maybe even this year. Well, with my knees not so good it may take more than this year to get it done but I'll get a good start. I hope we know enough people who like melon. I don't think it freezes too well. Can you make jelly or jam from them? I know you can make pickles out of watermelon but do I want to do it. Today, a little narcissus bloomed. It was already growing so I can't take credit for it. I have a good start on the roses but didn't finish them yet. It isn't supposed to freeze or frost for a few days so I have some time to work on them. I'm thinking I need to widen the bed around them and add some compost. Kevin was saying that the mushroom compost has a lot of nitrogen in it. We put sawdust on roses to add nitrogen so maybe I can put some mushroom compost on them. I'll mix it with some soil. That might work for now.
I'm just rambling here while I'm thinking about gardens. I won't have one big garden. I think some small ones to start with. I'll need to fence them because I saw a rabbit tonight and there is that armadillo and some raccoons. Yep, there is already lots of things wanting my garden, even the ants. Glenda says I have to get something to put around the plants as they come up or the ants eat them. That happened to some things in Arizona, too. I need some herbs, too. I'll try to grow another rosemary bush and some lemom verbena and some lemon balm and some monarda (bee balm) and thyme and the list grows longer. Guess I'd better go online and see what I can order. Since the post office doesn't forward catalogs I don't have any to look at here.
Guess I'd better go and sleep on it. I'm the only one still up and thinking about such things. Have a nice night.


This blog entry has been viewed 488 times
You're reading one of many blogs on
Register for free and start your own blog today.



Droopy wrote on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:26 am:

Sounds like you're off to a good start, dooley. :D Imagining how, where and when is one of the things I like to do in winter too.


Sjoerd wrote on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:22 am:

I like listening to your rambles on your new ground. It's fun to think and plan about new things. "Voorpret is half de plezier", we say.
I'm not sure how to translate this, but it's something like, "anticipation is half the pleasure".

It sounds like you are having some good thoughts and that you have alot of space to work with. What a luxury.

Well, I for one, will eagerly await the developments there as they unfold. Good luck.

As for those catalogues, would it be possible for you to receive the catalogues from folks that yiou know? What I mean is , that a friend could receive them then they could wrap they in the brown paper and mail them to you.
For instance if I wanted to send you a Thompson & Morgan seed catalogue...I would place it in one of those brown envelopes and just drop it in the mail. I'll bet that it would be let through.


wannabe wrote on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:14 pm:

I ordered a Burpees catalog over the internet. I received on in the mail last year but didn't know if they kept me on the mailing list.I used to get one from Gurnees but not for a long time. I don't have enough room to plant a lot of veggies.


glendann wrote on Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:50 am:

I will have a few veggies and hope just small little gardens here and there.I want to buy a small tiller .I can share it with Laura and dr.They are so very good to me and I haven't been good company lately.I've been sick and depressed.Heather has been very sick and I've been really down worried about her.She had pnuemonia and the Drs.thought she had Whooping Cough.She did have pnuemonia but thank God not Whooping Cough.She was away from her babies until the culture came back.Her cough was so bad her jaw was out of place.Her babies are home and she has still got a cough but she is better.Hasn't gone back to school yet because of the cough.

Leave a Comment

Login or register to leave a comment.

You are in Blogs / dooley's Blog / Choices /

Archives All Entries
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005