i am in no way responsible for this adorable flower sprouting up in our yard,
i assure you.
i assure you.
i overwater, i underwater, i curse all the green that i touch with the wastelands of death that i call my hands. but this year i really wanted to give it a try. it's (supposedly) so easy, good for cooking, environmentally friendly, and most importantly- jon can make as much sage-butter sauce as my little heart desires. as far as i'm concerned that's mission numero uno. have you ever had pasta with sage-butter sauce?? ZOMG.
we have a little raised bed off the side of the deck and i decided to plant it there. it's up and protected from the dogs, which is a major concern because i may be the primary plant killa' but i have partners in my vegetative murder. peeing, digging, chewing, ruining partners. so, here's what the bed looked like before i started:
last year i had planted one of those wildflower seed mixes in there and for future reference, never ever do that. the label on the bag should have read: WEEDS seed MIX! Some off these assholes might have flowers! Also, not! Guaranteed to take a long time to grow and then make it look like your yard is out back of a natural hobo convention!
so i had hard work to do. i tilled and cleaned and weeded and mixed in healthy new dirt. want to see my high-tech gardening skills? i pulled out all the junk (that was in there) and threw it on the ground. this is very advanced gardening, yo.
yep, i totally left that pile of crap there. it lives there now. let's call it 'future mulch'.
good job, right? i know, i know. i have skills. next i laid out where all the seeds were going to live and separated out the sections with leftover pieces of slate from out kitchen remodel. i'm ambitious- we're trying green onions, basil, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, garlic, and hot peppers.
there! looking classy! then the careful planting, covering, and watering. oh, and my gardening assistant me-bow, or whatever ridiculous name i'm calling her these days:
i can't seem to make it through an outdoor project without taking her picture. she's so photogenic.
here's the end result, my WHAT WHAT! herb garden. give me two weeks and let's cross our fingers we see some carefully cultivated culinary-style action.
(already bang has jumped through the little gap i had in the left end of the fence. she's determined to ruin this for me. i had to shore up the fence with more slate. wish me luck, i'll need it.)