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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A surprise in the mail, and a lazy gardening day!

Today I found a package in my mailbox from Suki, over at Paint, Poems and Ponderings! She had a give-away and I was one of the winners! She sent this stunning box of Maple Sugar candy from New Hampshire...and it is exquisite! Seriously, I really thought it would just taste like sugar, but the maple flavor is just so devine and they melt in your mouth!!! I am in heaven! Thankyou so much, Suki!!!

There are little bunnies, chicks hatching out of eggs, eggs, and spring flower shapes, and in the prettiest paper cups with a gold design around the outer edge. They are so pretty, I am saving them for future art projects!!! There is NO WAY I could throw them away!!!

This afternoon, I decided to set up an easy little garden patch! I used a clothes basket, put a black plastic trash bag inside, and filled with a mixture of potting soil and...

this mixture of compost with cow poop.

I poked holes with my car key along the bottom edge of the basket and planted the seeds (which looked like black eyed peas, by the way)...and watered. I broadcasted all the seeds in the package and planted 1 inch deep, as it said on the package. I took a folding tomato cage and opened it up flat and attached it to my fence, and where it slants down to the ground...

so that the climbing vines will have loads of room to go...on both the fence and the cage. There is enough room on the other end of the fence section, (and under the tomato cage set up), so I can add another one of these baskets when time to thin the seedlings. I came up with this plan yesterday and figured...what the heck...I'll give it a go. I truely believe it will work out beautifully. I am so excited to see just how well it really will work out (or not)!!! LOL! How's this for lazy gardening? I really just got tired of waiting for my collards to finish up (they are continuing to make more and more)...so I could set up the tires with all fresh soil. I still need to find a set up idea for my pole beans now...luckily they are of a bush variety! I am thinking I may just use the tires for flower gardening from here on out. I think it is so nice to look out my kitchen window and see some spectacular flowers...especially a type I can use for cut flowers. I want to do a miniature rose garden in one! :) Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Well lucky you. I got all drooly reading your delicious discription of these wonderful maple candies.
Love that you will save the papers for art making too.
Happy gardening and cant wait to see the results of your endeavors.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Good Luck with you Cowpeas and what a pretty color they are too. I think your tire garden is adorable. Have a great evening.

Aerelonian said...

Yum sugar. Yummerer maple sugar!

Darla said...

I would call this clever not lazy! Keep us updated on how it goes.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lucky you winning those delicious looking candies. Those papers are inspiring colors. Your planting basket is a marvelous innovation. I hope you have many meals out of that basket.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Yes, another Corgi but this one is a cardigan, they have the long tail. Mr. Kelvin was a Pembroke with the little nubby tail. Below is the Breeders blog and they have photos Ms. Decker with a big belly. They just had her X-rayed and it looks like 8 puppies. I should have added the blog to my posting. http://rinconcorgis.blogspot.com/

So now we wait. Have a great day Julie.

sukipoet said...

glad you enjoyed the candies. that melt in the mouth effect is why i like to buy them right in the season they are sugaring and making these candies. so fresh....

Stapeliad said...

LMAO at cow peas AND cow poop!