Finally replanted some vegetables in our improvised vegetable bed. Our neighbor was moving out and they were clearing their house of all the stuff that they wouldn’t bring to their new home. They had these huge drawers that were piled along with their trash. Having seen something in Pinterest about using wine boxes as planters, I just had this idea and asked them if I could keep the drawers since they were going to throw them away anyway.
Now, we have new vegetable beds! They aren’t the prettiest, but they serve the purpose.
Curious Chaos checking out the new alien box
planted cucumbers, radishes and lettuce in their new home.
It’s not exactly like athlete’s foot, but found these in the lawn when we got home yesterday. It freaked me out just a little bit so I got the spade and took them out. Then went to my friend Google and tried to find out all about this mushroom.
I think it’s called an Inky Cap mushroom which is commonly seen growing from early spring to fall in North America. It is also edible! As long as you don’t drink any alcohol within 2 days of consuming the mushroom because that’s when it becomes poisonous.
Also, mushrooms, in general, thrive in a shady, damp and organic waste rich environment (which is probably the result of the puppies’ “organic waste”). They may be unsightly, but they are actually beneficial as it helps break down that organic waste that’s good for the plants.
Now that I know all these, i won’t freak out anymore when I see another cluster growing in the garden, I won’t let them take over the lawn though, but these are cool facts to know about mushrooms.
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Yes, I have definitely caught the gardening bug really bad.
All I want to do is garden. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? But thinking about getting more plants and re-landscaping the lawn so I could have more planting space for new plants is not so good specially when I’ve already spent a fortune with what I already have there. Also, I keep checking the weather just to plan out my evenings. Will the weather be nice enough to do more yard work or will it be too cold that I would have to stay in the garage and just do more plant pots?
Because of this constant checking of the weather for gardening conditions, this site has been my new best friend
Well, just have to remind myself that everything should be done in moderation… Maybe I should just lock myself in the house so i can finally get my ironing and other housework done. Doesn’t look like a good day for gardening anyway
This post supersedes the last photo of the peony which I took May 22.
Yesterday, on our way home, I asked Gayl to go around and drive by the front of the house instead of going straight to the back lane where the garage is. I just wanted to see how the yard looked to passersby and admire the plants myself if they don’t.
Anyway, I almost had a heart attack when I saw these reddish little heads bobbing in the wind. I think I just fell in love all over again!
Aren’t they just a wonder to behold?!
Everytime I am out in the garden, I always have my handy dandy camera with me meaning to write about whatever interesting thing I could think of. I guess nothing so interesting ever comes up aside from that one time I pulled out a really big fat earthworm while digging holes for the plants. My handy dandy camera was not so handy then being out of reach from where I was sitting. So I put Mr. Earthworm back into the ground and told him to take care of my plants and not scare me like that anymore.
Anyway, photos speak louder than words so here are some of the garden’s Before and After photos. Enjoy!
The mysterious tree we have in the front garden
Looks like our Peonies are either going to be red or pink. What do you think?
The side planter with the Hostas