GRANDMA'S GARDEN

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Foolish old gardener. Plant in January, plant in January...

So, I gave the landlord extra money for water last month and watered the areas that I seeded with flowers and grasses and NADA. NADA. Not one blade of grass, though the old bermuda grass is forming good root systems and thinking about walking together some, not one little grass seedling appeared.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I made a little 8' by 2' bed for lavender. Old lace and lavender...

An older woman's olfactory organs must change from their youthful preferences. I love lavender now. I have lavender Baby Powder, Baby Oil, perfume, soap, room deodorizing spray and Healing Garden hand cream. Oh, and shampoo and conditioner. Gosh.....and now I have a three inch deep topsoil layer on... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Grandma's Garden is soaking wet and cold and gray and wonderful.

It was so hot last week that everyone in Tucson broke out their t-shirts, shorts and flip flops and put their tentative collective toes into the water of their pools. Too cold to swim, we like the water to be at about 86 degrees F, but too hot each day to stay inside anymore. The desert begins to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

My neighbors have music wafting out their front door. I thought that it was

a cd. Then the music stopped and a drummer tried some new riffs and then the bass joined in. They stopped and then started again with a sax and keyboard chiming in. What fun!!! Live music. I stayed in the back garden playing with the dogs, listening to music that reminded me of Rio in the 60's.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 29, 2008

My garden is raked, but joyless. It is organized but empty. Hmmmmm...

I watered today for a little while. I need to go do that some more. I decided to garden just as it was time to leave the house to go babysit my friend's foster kids. So, I played WAR with cards first and then, SCRABBLE. I hadn't played Scrabble in years. That really was fun, stressful but fun. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I am gardening as my gym time.

If I were well, I think that I would go dance. So, I pull out the rake and do that instead, as it is done at home and in pyjamas if I like. Yesterday I raked the back garden and today the front. Because I do it daily now, there is not much to do, unless a storm hits and dumps things into the garden.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My garden is whistling a happy tune. It rained all day.

The sun shone all last week, to a point where I felt a bit burned one day. The itty bitty baby weeds are sendingup their first shoots. The good news is that over the years I have removed most as they appear and so, there are very few seeds to grow. The bad news is that the big show is out front of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Path building and What Would Arturo Do??

For Christmas, I gave all family members small 'shim' boards, as that was Dad's favorite repair method and a family word. I wrote on each little shim board, What Would Puma Shim? WWPS So, while going crazy around here and tired of sitting or sleeping the craziness away, I decided to play like I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Grandma's Garden is soggy and dripping with hiding birds and

falling leaves. Cardboard boxes wilt, garbage cans collect water, uncovered, and the kiln thinks about falling apart in the moisture. Today is the third or fourth rainy day in a row. I have tarps all over everything. Wish that I could put tarps over the dogs. Baby brings in her filthy wet and muddy... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My garden sings after summer rains and looks good, tho' neglected.

Small plants that had given up trying, are trying again after this summer's rains. My gardener has disappeared. I gave him five t-shirts to paint his logo and company name upon, along with some paint and a brush and NADA. I know that he is having fun, but I believe that I have created an artist and... Sign in to see full entry.

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