Friday, April 25, 2008

Thank goodness it's the end of the week

It's been a humdinger of a week. But it's done. I celebrated by playing in the dirt this afternoon, and attempting to create some "pretty" in the backyard. Time will tell if I was successful.

I started with this.















I added some edging material from my favorite toy store, Home Depot.....















And then tossed in some flowers and some tomatoe plants. Actually, I slaved over it, for hours. I dug out the rocks, I broke up the soil, I added something really savory......
















Yeah. Smells grand. So does the inside of the van it came home in! I added some vitamins to the soil.















I put some designed for flowers on one side, and some designed for vegetables on the other side, and I worked them in. Then I topped the whole shebang with more top soil and worked that in, and THEN I planted the flowers and the tomatoes.

And so, Feed the Hornworms 2008 is now underway. Maybe, just MAYBE, this year we'll manage to feed the humans also! I have two tomato plants in, the big kind. I'm hunting for two cherry tomato plants for Mr. B. They are his favorites.
















I put a few flowers in some of the pots on the porch also.....




























Ick. I need a manicure.



More posts will follow....

4 comments:

Yvette said...

I am so impressed! Martha Stewart would be proud.

Jackie said...

Yay!! It is indeed Friday~and you have worked wonders! Your border you created is pretty, and the results will be great, I know!! Nothing better than fresh tomatoes. We are going to put some in front of the new fence beside the house, or at the back of the house. Remember Daddy Mc's giant plant beside the porch? Love you, Jackie

Joy said...

I would so love it if mine got even half as tall as Daddy Mc's! I do recall last year, or the year before....the cheap entertainment around our house was watching the hornworms demolish the only tall one I ever had....it was plastered against the window over the kitchen sink....we'd wash dishes and watch....as our plant was devoured.

I'm going to learn more this year and I WILL have me some fresh tomatos on my salad!

(We have plans to attempt zucchini this year too....I hear they are hard to kill and overly prolific!)
Joy

Karene said...

EEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW !!! Miss Priss is not liking this at all...thank you very much. Just kidding ! You did good.