Ever since I can remember I have not cared much about plants. It was my least favorite part of science class and I though it was pretty boring. Until now. Suddenly I want to have a garden and I'm tired of our potentially wonderful backyard just sitting there surrounded in weeds. I've decided to start slow because I usually jump into things quickly and buy everything I can. I started slow with my quilting project and it turned out well the first time- go figure. Anyway, I really wanted to start with herbs and maybe a couple of potted plants to keep outdoors. It was really difficult for some reason to find simple information about how to choose plants for a beginner gardener. After sifting through various sites, etc. and finally opening the Dummy's Guide to Gardening I asked for 2 years ago, I decided on a Hosta...pictured below. It's not potted yet, but I think it's the prettiest little plant. Anna also gave me some of her herbs and at last weekend's garage sale trip I found a pot just right...also pictured below. She gave be parsley, rosemary, basil, I think thyme, and I'll have to ask about the other. I really want chives too. Are you snoozing yet? I can't wait to use them on food once my normal appetite comes back- who knows when. Right now all I want is cheese.
This is a little bird house I liked at a thrift store- maybe a new collection?
This is a sequence of Hannah saying, "Come on, Daddy, come on!"