Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gardening After Work

I had two knitting friends over on Sunday, and as you can see, Gracie was enjoying the sunny day.

She followed the sunshine, like the good cat she is.

I took advantage of a beautiful day today to get some gardening done. First, I planted a tomato plant in a five gallon bucket, using an idea from Pinterest.

Shards of terra cotta, for drainage.

Free burlap sack, from the garden center; wrapped on the outside for looks, and tucked in on the inside for retaining moisture.


Finished product. Kind of an interesting look, isn't it? Our two rain barrels are in the background of this photo.

Soaking the straw bales; I'm supposed to do this every day for five or six days, according to my resources.

The remaining plants, just waiting until the bales are ready for them.

I thought this looked nice; I wanted some greenery, and like the shells for a beachy touch.

And here's Gracie, keeping a wary eye out on me.

Now I'm off to bed. The weather is turning chilly again tomorrow, at least according to the meteorologists. I'm hoping they are right, as summer and the heat will be here soon enough. Have a happy day!



  1. You have no idea what "chilly" really is! We're so far behind normal this year that the forsythia isn't even out yet. I can only dream of planting tomato plants...

    1. Liz, you are correct. It's all relative!

  2. Tomatoes have to wait another whole month here. Unless you have a hoop house. We can plant out a good two weeks early - and we will. I like your burlap tomato pot. Can't wait to see the straw bales in action.

    1. Thank you! I will post pictures all summer!

  3. Gardening? No one here is gardening! We don't even have buds on the tree. Very, very odd spring here.

    I want to come over and knit!

    1. When is your summer trip date? My oldest is getting married June 22 and I'm going to Brooklyn to pet sit for them. Exciting!