Saturday, May 01, 2010

the new garden

It usually takes a few weeks of warmer weather, the sight of blossoming tulips, the smell of fresh dirt, and the purchase of a new spade and garden gloves ( two items that mysteriously disappear every year) to get excited about gardening. Luckily, these harbingers come together right around the first of May -which in northern New York is just in time to order seeds.

This year, an additional motivating factor is our new location! Hubby has prepped the new garden bed with rotted manure, which doesn't sound too romantic but really it is. Today he picked up a friend's broken rototiller in order to repair it and use it on our garden. So far, my only job has been to tromp out the borders, choose seeds online (easy-peasy), and sketch out the general planting scheme.

I do love vegetable gardening.

As for rounding up extra troops to help, I am golden this year. #1 Daughter has declared emphatically that she is in on this project. Our new friend up the street (the sweet teenage guy who endeared himself to us by showing us where wild leeks grow) is also quite enthused about our garden project.

Would it be too much to wish that Friend #12 would come home from Korea for a few weeks? She is a regular garden-a-holic, if there is such a thing. We surely have had fun doing outdoor projects together in summers past.

Gardens are wonderful things about which to dream.


Blogger eyestotheeast said...

tis true - one of the things I miss most about not being home...I love to garden and miss our times together over weeds and seeds alike =)

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