Wednesday, October 08, 2008
between required reading, classes, work, projects and a motherlife still to lead, life is crazybusy. one of the things that i have to do in between it all is to just take a breather in the garden. there was a reason that i was maniacgardening & rockhauling this summer. obviously, so i could stop myself when this crazytrain schedule started.
i lost a lot of special plants & treasured cuttings in the move & in transplanting. *sigh* yet, i am so grateful for the things that made it. my small meyer lemon tree made it.
my coral bougainvillea made it...and it wasn't looking like it would, too. yippers! she is a lovely beast and so beautiful against the white house.
the shampoo ginger, rangoon creeper, cestrum nocturnum and a few roses made the move, too. now, the garden is just starting to get all cozy & all up in your grill. i planted lamarque, reve d'or and buff beauty to grow into fragrant shade for the hens next summer.
i have at least one little pumpkin growing from these sugar pie pumpkins. (i am forever grateful for going back for one more of those plants!) fingers crossed that that pumpkin gets fat before the first freeze. one of my bestest friends brought me two meiwa kumquat trees (and loads of succulents) and they flank the grill area...so i can't wait to see them grow in the upcoming year.
over the holidaybreak, i will be working on the other half of the back garden which will be the kitchen garden and the other half of the front garden... but until then, there is some bookcracking to do, but these tiny breathers keep me sane.