United States Edition

You're invited to a garden party

Sunday, 08 Jul 12 Cloudy 26°C / 79°F

I’ll be back later to post the pix.

We’re getting ready for our annual garden party— any Folians in Chicago on the 15th are invited—DM me for details). The picture is from last year’s.

Aside from just it’s nice to have a party, the garden party makes you take a critical look at the site and do some work! Hence the redone path, repaired patio, and the new water feature.

Yesterday we fixed the compost bin using pallets that we’ve been collecting. It’s not quite completed— we made the “done” side, and still need to find another pallet so we can do the “cooking” side. It looks really nice (second pic), and the compost we’ve been making is gorgeous. Additions are breaking down in 10 days or less. The only thing still uncooked from my last addition a little over a week ago were some avocado skins. Even the seeds were gone.

I’ve been trying to see if I can rejuvenate some of the perennials that bloomed early and are now done. The early summer pushed everything up about two weeks. We generally time the party to the garden’s peak, but this year it seems to be peaking right now.


This entry is about

Day 6763

Compost pile



  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    Would love to see more pics, please!

    Posted on 08 Jul 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    That is one handsome compost bin!

    Posted on 11 Jul 12 (almost 3 years ago)

Like to add a comment? You'll need to sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.

Previous Journals

Later Journals

  • Seedling update

    Nasturtium- Cherries Jubilee , Herb- Sweet Curly Parsley , Zinnia , Sunflowers- Birds and Bees mi...

  • Water

    Narnia garden and Savory Walk garden

  • Unexpected workday

    Dill- resprouting Sprouting, Self-seeding garden , Magnolia Budding, Herb- Greek Oregano Breaking...



Treehugger logo

Folia's cool webtool helps you get all your seeds in a row - from listing chores to tracking frosts, researching sowing and harvesting timing to tracking observations about your garden.

More buzz about us...

Latest Activity

Folia Badges and Widgets

Folia Blog Widgets

Want some super cool badges to stick on your blog? What about a funky widget that shows everyone what you are growing? Sounds like you need to get over to our Goodies page pronto!

Tour | About | Help & Support | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Community Guidelines | Goodies

Homegrown by Nic & Nath All photos and content © their respective owners.

Free Gardening database | Free garden organizer | Vegetable garden software | Mobile gardening app

Popular Plants: Tomato | Sweet pepper | Chili pepper | Basil | Bean | Carrot | Rose | Cucumber | Lettuce | Onion | Strawberry | Daylily | Spinach | Potato | Radish

View original on