Saturday, April 12, 2008

I''m Going In

Here is my crazy overgrown winter garden. See the broccoli all gone to seed? Isn't the Swiss chard lovely. It tastes good too. Then there are the misplaced French hollyhocks.

So, I'm going in. I intend to spend the next two days cleaning up this mess. We will also be on a search and rescue mission. Somewhere out there are little lettuce plants, sugar snap peas, carrots, and radishes.
This is the result when you have a tiny garden and absolutely no self control. I am pretty sure I need counseling with regards to my plant addiction.
Here is my comfrey plant in the foreground and my Duchess De Brabrant rose in the back. Can you tell I never got around to pruning her last fall? I know you can't see it, but there is a Celtic knot pathway through this disaster.
I intend to use this Monkey as slave labor/helper. That is his own personal lawn mower. He just came in and invited me to help him with the lawn, so I gotta go.
If I'm not back by tomorrow night, send a rescue party.
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  1. Me thinks you might have scared off all of you gardening buds with those pcs.
    I have just inherited an old claw foot tub for planting...DON'T BE JEALOUS!!!

  2. Hmm, you gotta love free slave labor! Are you going to tie a rope around your waist to prevent yourself from getting lost? I think my vegetable garden I left behind looks about the same....

  3. You think that's scary? HA!! It's really too bad we don't have the 'before' shots of our garden plot when we first moved in. Picture a bed 8ft x 24 ft filled with the Pacific Northwest equivalent of the Amazon rainforest! We had lambs ear and lemon verbena on the bottom, grasses and unknown weeds in the middle layer, a few old growth trunks of dill and a 7ft canopy of blackberry vines (complete with thorns of course!) to top it off. One night, we heard creatures rustling around in it when sitting on the patio having dinner. So the next day, Wing Nut came home from the hardware store with a machete! The rest, as they say, is history!

  4. Well, I think this is great! Nothing like luxury in the garden, and it provides great habitat for beneficial insects as well. I'm just grateful my cats haven't squashed our Swiss chard... yet...

  5. I everybody, I made it. I have a sun burn, but the garden looks a lot better. I am working on an update post.


  6. Horray! Okay, I'll call off the search party.

  7. Oh, I'm so touched. You care, you really care. If I manage to actually get lost in my 15x30 foot garden, y'all don't need to call a search party, you need to call a therapist.

  8. Meme, I coming and taking that bathtub in the middle of the night. The Monkeys will be dressed as Ninjas.

    Cinj, those boys heard clean up the gardens and made arrangements to spend the weekend with friends. They totally abandoned me.

    Hi ben, I like the jungle look, but this time it went too far.

  9. WW's I didn't mean to leave you out. I have a machete and use it well. I would have never admitted that if you didn't share.