Well before we get to those we had a birthday party to attend.
My niece Karissa turned 4 and a princess party was in order. Doesn't she look cute dressed as Snow White?
Then we came home to this. Your husband on the roof with a measuring tape and a hammer is never a good sign. He went up there to fix the gutters before he shrinks too much. While he is up there he decided that we need a new roof. This is scary since we still have yet to finish the fence we started last August. I guess the 18 layers of shingles and layer of cedar shake have about pooped out.
Enough with him though, onto the garden!
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL RAKE RIDER!
I don't believe a crown and heels is required either. I may be off on my gardening etiquette though. Dress however you feel comfortable.
As you can see we are off like a herd of turtles. I used one of those garden claws to turn over the soil. I am probably one of the few that believed they make gardening fun! They don't. They do seem to get the job done though. Until tomorrow when you can't lift your arms from twisting that stupid thing.
I got the landscape fabric laid down. One of the benefits of being married to a contractor is all the leftover materials from jobs. He buys this by the roll and it is a contractor grade. He uses about a roll for a cell site so I get all the scraps which is usually yards and yards of the stuff!
It probably looks like I just stood around ordering my minions to do my bidding while I took pics.
Well.... maybe a little...
I drew out a grid of 18"x18" squares for the plants. I used washable sidewalk chalk so I had to hurry before the rain came. I also used garden staples to hold the fabric in place until I get the rock to go over it. Next year when I replant this I should be able to find the holes to get the new plants in. If you are wondering about the significance of the two different colors of chalk there is none. The bitty one made me give her the blue and use pink cause "she looooooves pink". I usually do what I am told with her cause she is just mean sometimes.
I even made a chart of what goes where.
The bitty one drew on the fabric. That's a picture of me she drew. I don't know when I swapped my eyes for boobs though. Maybe it is how she sees things from her perspective. She wouldn't tell me. I will have to ask the hubby when he has shrunken to about 3' tall.
There they are! What I got is all tucked in. I have LOTS of tomatoes, peppers (red, green and yellow), cukes, parsley, basil and sunflower seeds planted. I still need to get some more plants. I just ran up to Walmart to get these and they were slim pickins. I am hoping that maybe I can cram 22 boxes of leis and more plants in my itty bitty car tomorrow. If so, I should be able to finish this.
I also found the cutest little thing that I have to go back and get. I am hoping that he is still there. Otherwise, I will be scouring stores in the state of Michigan and surrounding states til I find another one.
Also, I am hoping to get some fun projects done this week. It's been so long since I did something fun that I am jonesing. I am so behind on the projects that I have promised too. So look for some fun stuff coming!
Until then this garden troll needs to go and oooh and aaah over her itty bitty plants!