Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7QT - All the Things!

It has been way too long since I last participated in Seven Quick Takes Friday!

Let me tell you.  I always have grand intentions of all the things I am going to share on the blog.  Half written posts, posts in my head, oodles of pictures taken with a specific post in mind and then...

Life happens and posts don't get written or finished.  And you never get to hear about that trip we took to Disney World almost two years ago.

So, for your reading enjoyment, here are seven quick blog posts I have been planning on writing.

1.  The Princess gets glasses.

In hindsight I should have probably realized she needed them.  She would get so upset when doing her school work that her letters looked wiggly.  I thought she was just being a perfectionist.  That was only part of it though.  Turns out wiggly meant blurry.  Go figure.
I got glasses too.  Not that I really needed them.  My prescription is the lowest one.  But I thought it would encourage her.  Good thing I don't actually need them because I have already managed to lose them.  Which totally makes all my lectures to her about taking care of her glasses and not losing them, a bit hypocritical.
2.  The Princess gets her first haircut.

Friday, June 6, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

No really, share your secret.  Cause I haven't got a clue.

In the spirit of participating in link-ups I have no business being a part of, (Photography, Fashion) I thought I would jump on the Gardening link-up over at Cari's place.

I have absolutely no ability to make anything grow (other than children) or keep anything alive (other than children, pets and, with your help, one tree) but I do have some kind of obsessive need to kill tiny plants.  It's sick really.  I probably need Gardening therapy or something.

I blame Pinterest.  It fills my head with these ideas of gardening as some kind of grand educational experiment, curb appeal and living off the land.  Sounds great right?

The only plants I can manage to successfully grow are the things I don't even know about.

Check out these Blackberries I discovered growing in our backyard.  
And the enormous mushroom village on this stump.

Here is my garden so far.
I pretty much planted a bunch of varieties of seeds in little pots to see what takes.  Not sure what I will do with them if they should decide to pop up.  Probably give them the exact right amount of water and sun to kill them.  I have a talent for that.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Help! Save a Tree

Ya'll, I'm a notorious plant killer.  Those tiny plants I was growing.  Way back when.  Well, only one actually grew.

The Basil.

Being that it was the pretty much only thing I ever grew successfully.  I never ate any of it.

Because I didn't want to kill it.

So it grew taller.

And taller.

And taller.

And sicklier.

And sicklier.

And taller.

Until finally, while I was in the hospital having Matthew.

It died.
Possibly the world's tallest Basil plant.
Now, I have been given another plant.  And I am really really emotionally attached to this plant.
The Matthew Tree
I really don't want to kill it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Killing Tiny Plants

Remember my tiny plants?
We planted them.

No, not just now.  A long time ago.  I'm just getting around to telling you about it.

The kits came with "Dirt Pellets" and a packet of seeds.
Dirt "Pellet"