Tuesday, April 28, 2009

growing pains

i'm a typical girl. i don't like spiders. i don't like bugs. i don't like worms. i'm not a big fan of digging in the dirt on my hands and knees.

this is why i've never attempted gardening.

well, that and the fact that living with my parents proves hard to garden - they don't like to listen to anyone else's ideas about where things should go :)

kristen and i have a small enclosed patio at the back of our townhouse. it is mostly concrete but has some dirt and weeds lining around the fencing.

i was given a lot of plants for my birthday [including an herb garden from roomie] so we decided to put some of them outside. i planted hyacinths from my gramma [they are a littttle wilted] and a few other pretty plants. the herbs were planted in the pot they came with [curly parsley, cilantro, chives, sweet basil, thyme and marjoram] and several pretty flowers in a terracotta pot. Kristen planted some of her favorite flowers - Forget-Me-Not's - in another corner. they are her favorite because they are Penn State's favorite ;). we also planted some of my favorite wild flowers - sweet williams - on either side of the already-blooming ones i planted.

the "experience" wasn't too bad, other than the fact that i was sweaty and dirty when done and saw more worms in that dirt than ever in my life...and i felt awful since i decapitated about 50 worms in the process...

i'm excited to see the plants grow and especially to have fresh herbs! once they get growing, we will probably bring those inside.

now all we need are some fancy [and cheap] adorondack chairs, a table, lights, a hammock, an umbrella, a grill...


*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

YAY! My knees are red and my hands have blisters. Let's hope it was worth it and all the plants grow beautifully.

P.S. I don't know if all those things you said we "need" will even fit on our patio.

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

aww! fuN! and cute!! :-) i used to loooove worms and spiders and snakes. i would always hold them and play with them. . . now i freak out and scream!