Well it's been a while hasn't it? I've been pretty captivated with the garden progress and spending much less time online. I had to show you the progress we've made. Earl has most of the old concrete foundation bricked and I went to the farmers market last Thursday and found a few things to plant. A full flat of basil plants, because we got the garden started a bit late and I'm fairly impatient to see it filled. A couple heirloom tomatoes called German Johnson and an Italian heirloom that looked interesting. I found some beautiful sunset colored marigolds to rim the beds with and I can't wait until they fill out.
I also found these beautiful nasturtium plants that are waiting for one of the raised beds to finish being filled with compost so they can spill over the corners. Did you know you can eat these lovely flowers? The flowers and the leaves are great in salads with a peppery flavor, fun to add for a dinner party or just for every day.
I also splurged on a flat of zinnias because I'm weak when it comes to farmers markets and flats and flats of colorful instant gratification. My garden buddy loves them too. Any time I'm on my knees planting or weeding she is cuddled up by my side. She and her sister love to lay among the lavender and other flowers in my flower beds.
I can't wait to get this little oasis finished and show you how it grows through the season.
On another subject, I've had a love hate relationship with the blog lately. Working full time doesn't leave as much time as I used to have to blog and visit. I'll be honest, I miss being home, but for the time being the job is funding some much needed updates around the house. I will be sharing some of them as they happen. There is a season for everything and I have decided to take the pressure off myself for the time being and just post when I can or when I have something special to share.
I still visit, I just don't comment as much. In the scheme of things I guess it's more important to live my life right now than to write about it. I totally understand that some of you may find that you comment less too. It's ok. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate each one of your sweet notes, but I understand.
So tell me, (if you have time) what fun plans are you looking forward to this summer?