Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. ~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897
I am so content right now because of the beautiful weather and positive experiences I had this past weekend. After searching for an active community garden for years, I found one a block away from my home. It is relatively small and is tended by a lovely couple who have generously donated a small plot of their yard for the garden. Naturally, I offered to donate a few hours a week, some supplies and of course seeds for their garden.
I had a chance to work in the garden today with my husband (a miracle, I know). We sawed up the tree I mentioned in a previous post and cut back our invasive 8-feet-tall Japanese knotweed (often mistaken for bamboo) that the previous owner of our house generously introduced to the backyard.
We also noticed several of our neighbors yards have dandelions showing up. Not good. We applied corn gluten meal to our lawn a few weeks ago and hopefully our grass will be healthy enough to deter them. We divided Shasta daisy plants and day lilies to give to my BFF Randy for his family’s new garden. Busy day, but it was wonderful!
The hubby and I found some great items in a newly opened thrift store yesterday for our garden and he suggested I start including pictures and ideas in my future posts. As you know, I love a bargain and like introducing new ornaments to my garden. A great idea I think and because I have the hankering to cook lately (hubby is the active cook in our home), I am going to include pictures of my experiments and recipes. But please don’t be too criticalgo easy on me, since I’m not much of a cook (remember, I was outside playing in the dirt and climbing trees while my mom and grandmother were in the kitchen). LOL. 🙂
Well, I hope you have a great week and thank you for reading.
P.S. I have included a link for more information about knotweed here: