Tuesday, July 27, 2010
sunday was another busy day for me...with all this business you'd expect me to be exhausted but you know what..i'm feel pretty good! i have been really wanting to do some gardening especally since i have 3 pots that contain dead flowers in them...it is quite sad really. my icelandic poppies have been dead since may! but boy where they gorgeous! i would run to the store right now if they were in season! it was sooo cold this winter that the frost killed two of my succulents and to make matters worse one was a wedding gift from our landlord! i was very sad that it died...but we have this really cute tiny cactus that given more room can grow up to 6ft tall! so now he has a new happy home :)
by our communial laundry room there is a HUGE patch of sedum succulents and someone had ripped out two buckets worth of these guys and i had been meaning to ask my landlord if anyone had claimed them and to my happy surprise no one did! she was happy to fork them over to us as she knows me and the mister are kinda succulent crazy... so i decided to go to osh hardware and pick up some flowers for one of my pots along with some succulent dirt and these really cute ground cover sedums...i am pretty happy with the results..i have couple of different species of poppies that look like they are about to die but i am giving them one more chance before it is time to plant something new.. :)
i am by no means a gardener and when we moved to our little casa over a year ago i totally thought i could plant all kinds of things... mom used to garden all the time and she always did an amazing job and i thought well if she can do it, i can do it too! well first of all our dirt is not dirt it is clay and it is the hardest thing to dig in...so it takes A LOT of motivation to play around in our garden...secondly...i don't have the time i thought i was going to have to tend to my flowers and veggies so i have started a succulent and cactus garden...if someone where to ask me any advice on how to garden my first piece of advise is to first realize what type of gardener you are...if you have all the time and patience in the world i say go crazy but if you are like me and have no time but want a pretty lush garden...succulents may be your best friend! i love each and everyone of my succulents and cacti..they are so happy and easy to care for and they LOVE the northern cali weather!
whats in your garden?