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Category: Garden in the Ghetto | Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:46 am

"Lexxi, you got some splainin to do!"
Yes, I know. Shame on me! I miss you all.

The long and short of it is; my nomadic lifestyle left me with a severe lack of yard and constant internet connection. After having narrowed things down to Rob's new house and the Family compound (couch surfing should be left to the professionals only), I still faced an ever-increasing, sometimes heart-wrenching garden lust that my portable rosemary and thyme just couldn't cure.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is rapidly approaching in the Pacific Northwest. Wild fantasies of rare heirloom tomatoes, multi-colored carrots and jungles of delicious basil began to occupy my thoughts and dreams. It usually starts with the Daffodils.

As soon as I catch a glimpse of those arrogant little devils shooting up in late February it drives me to an absolute frenzy. They're my favorite flower of all time, mostly because they frustrate me to no end! How dare they show their proud, beautiful, YELLOW faces at a time like this?!? The nerve. The Willamette Valley's spring is more of an extension of a winter that started in October. Oh, sure there's camellias, 'dils and cherry blossoms... but it's hard to enjoy them when it's still 48F and raining IN MAY!

Tangent alert. Seriously, Daffodils do that to me.

Okay, so the point is: I did stuff today. I was on my way from babysitting my friend's spawn and fully intended on going straight to The Fort (see: my Dad's garage) and starting the seeds I'd purchased over the weekend. Next thing I knew I was walking out of Keizer Nursery with new lemon thyme and sage plants in tow. However I DID complete my assigned task for the day: giving peat pellets a whirl. I've got a pictorial to post later, but as your legal advisor I strongly suggest purchasing a grip! They're like 10 cents and oh-so-convenient.

So the plan this year is actually a double garden. Glass half-full! It sometimes pays to have semi-permanent living situation. See, my folks love the idea of pretty flowers and tasty veggies, but haven't the time to toil in the dirt. Robbie's roommates are starting their first veggie garden and requested my help/advice in exchange for plenty of my own growing space. The legend prevails! Garden in the ghetto is back in the saddle!

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desertflower wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:05 am:

Nice to see you back! I just recently returned myself. Just stopped in to say hi and
GL with those plants!


Droopy wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:03 am:

Lexxivexx, I've missed you. So nice to hear that you've got so much gardening lined up. Good luck and keep us posted.


Frank wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:35 am:

Welcome back Lexxi, have you still got the skull wellies?


eileen wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:58 pm:

Well it's about time you showed your face here again as you've definately been missed!!! Sounds as though you have a lot of work ahead of you but oh it will be soooo rewarding.

Really lovely to see you posting again.



toni wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:55 pm:

Hey Lexxi, welcome back. Whereever you garden, it sure is good to have you back in the Stew with us.


glendann wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:29 pm:

HElloooo Lexi.Its about time you have give us the honor of seeing you back and in full force.Great to have you back.


CritterPainter wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:42 pm:

<<<LEXXI>>>! We've missed your skull boots round here!! I've got my multicolored heirloom tomatoes started already, and am REALLY snipped that we are having an overlong winter, still snow on Capitol peak, grump!!! Looking forward to hearing more from you!


Netty wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:44 pm:

Great to see you back Lexxi!
What could be better than having 2 gardens? LOL


Palm Tree wrote on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:50 pm:

Nice to see you again.
You have two gardens??


lexxivexx wrote on Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:53 am:

The boots have been living in the back of my pick up. The winters are wet and there's nothing worse than soggy high heels, but now they'll have to get back to work! They miss y'all too.

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