Retreat Weekend....I Need it!
Wednesday, 18 Jul 12 Sunny 26°C / 79°F
I’m thoroughly enjoying all there is to do to document my garden(s) here on folia but I can’t keep up. Not complaining.
Keeping on top of reading friends journals is a little shaky.
Woke to 60 degree temperatures and it was a glorious day to work outdoors though the mosquitos were only slightly put off early this morning.
I got the ground greenery severely weed wacked.
DH offered to rototill the Vegetable Garden paths but between the string deer fencing and the plastic I have down on the ground at the south end of the garden….I realized it was not worth the work involved getting the garden roto-tiller ready. So, I weed wacked instead. Not half bad. Might have to do it once a week but it only took 15 minutes for the garden proper.
I’m not happy with how my kale looks…..just not as ‘robust’ as I would expect considering all the compost, love and attention I’ve given it. The northmost plant is actually a little ‘wilty’ but there is moisture in the ground. Could all of the nutrients have been washed out of the soil? I have to figure this out.
Tomatos are ripening very slowly …..even the sun gold which is usually early.
Unidentified daylily in Kidney Extension Garden is a ‘dusty pink’. Container on East deck is coming along.
Broccoli harvest….the last of the big head. From here on out it’s side shoots I’ll be depending on. They have already started.
I have a retreat to go to this weekend. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it but now I am. It’s right in the neighborhood at my friend Hazel’s house. It our Women With Wings annual Retreat; potluck dinner Fri, breakfast, lunch, formal dinner Saturday, breakfast on Sunday. Various workshops, meditations and rituals planned AND a whole lot of relaxation.
2. tomato ‘celebrity’
3. cut flowers for retreat; I’ll make small arrangements for dinner table and other.
4. daylily dusty pink blooming in Kidney Extension Garden; formerly unidentified
5. Container growing on east deck: morning glory ‘red’, coleus and impatiens. What a haphazard arrangement.
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Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
Harvesting 4.0 x item [1.56 lb]
This grows with ‘frans hals’ and ‘kwanzo’ in Kidney Extension Garden
weed wacked the paths
cut for WWW Retreat
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