How I Spent My Weekend, and a Few New Things
Once the cold mornings wore off, it was a really nice weekend. I got some things done in the garden. I also made some new plans, which I always find exciting!
A lazy gardener's Knot Garden! I have to put cardboard under the edgers to smother the grass, but I just wanted to see if it looked good. I think it does! I noticed these edgers are smooth on the ends, the ones you see in the background are notched to fit tighter together. Or, that's the idea, it doesn't really work. I have my herb gardens off the deck, so hesitate to put more herbs back here.
The red containers are the trash company's old recycling bins. I have two, mine and one the neighbor didn't want' They are deep, and already have drainage holes. They will hold corn this year. Yes, corn grows in containers!
There's those raspberries, waiting to go! But, so many of those containers (plus the new beds, and a couple of old beds) are empty! What will I fill them with? I HAVE A DELIVERY OF 3 YARDS OF SOIL COMING AT 8:00am FRIDAY! It's from Biomass One, and is called "Organic Base Blend," and it's 25% each of screened soil, organic compost, dairy manure, and pumice.
I cleaned up around the white dogwood and added some stones. I still have a seemingly inexhaustible supply of rocks.
After I seeded the... ummm.... Lawn Bed (?) I raked and watered in the seeds. I found out my nozzle leaks when I ended up soaked. Since I needed to get a new smoke detector (the old one would only whisper a sick sounding "quack" even with a new battery) anyway, and that's was important, I went to Walmart. I got the smoke detector (I don't need a carbon monoxide one, I have an all electric house and no fireplace) as well as the nozzle, a new watering can (old one leaked), and a dianthus.
Oh, well, I should have looked at the top. Hopefully I can enlarge the hole to fit my hand. I often reach in to pull out gunk that clogs the spout.