Monday, June 25, 2012
Simply Cultivating . . . A Heartland Garden: When in Drought...: 22 days, 7.5 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds When in Drought… Since we haven't seen a speck of moisture fall from the sky in about...
22 days, 7.5 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds
When in Drought…
When in Drought…
Since we haven't seen a speck of moisture fall from the sky in about 22 days, 7.5 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds (or something like that) I started thinking about droughts — probably a result of major dehydration from the extra hours of watering my new plant stock.
Naturally, I also began to think about the word 'doubt.' When I later googled the phrase "When in doubt..."— I found a few answers:
When in doubt — throw it out.
When in doubt — take more time.
When in doubt — mumble.
When in doubt — sing loud.
Benjamin Franklin said: When in doubt — don’t.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said: When in doubt — do it.
When in drought — ____________________________________________________.
|A horrible sight...|
What happens during a 90°F drought when you only water a hanging basket once a day.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Simply Cultivating . . . A Heartland Garden: A June visit to my Greenwood Indiana garden...: Come into my garden and relax — I hope you enjoy the colors and textures as much as I do. If you've neve...
Sunday, June 10, 2012
My garden was missing something...
Last summer I installed (and by "I," I actually mean my husband) three mirrors as a backdrop to my Japanese Maple and hosta garden. The effect I was aiming for unequivocally did NOT work.
Earlier this summer I (and yes, you know what "I" means) installed two panels of a three sided dark cherry lattice backdrop ....it worked.
But my garden was still missing something.
Today, before church, my gardening partner and I went to our local Bargersville Flea Market. And although Steve had to talk me into it -- (He makes quick decisions and I like to plod in thought before I buy anything) we purchased a bronze 4-foot long Japanese outdoor lantern.
30- minutes to decide where it should hang.
60-minutes to lasso the rope over the correct tree limb.
90-minutes to chainsaw and trim tree limbs that were in the way.
60- minutes to drag the limbs to the fire/pit and compost pile.
....but spending time in the garden with my partner was priceless.
The next step is to find some solar or battery-operated lights to fill the inside of the lantern.
Do you think the lantern works?
|Another angle...and though it does look like we have a cow trough in our yard -- there is a fence separating our yard from the cow pasture next door. And yes, I will be jumping the fence soon to move the unused trough to another nearby location.|
|I can't wait to install the lights and see what it looks like at night.|