Sunday, March 2, 2014
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Oh my wonderful garden beds are DONE! Woooooo! Now the fun begins! (I thought building them was fun too, but you only build them once) my husband did an amazing job, of building and improvising. (So far in writing this two sentence blog, I've been asked to get up 5 times by my son, can I get any peace?!? No. )
We put the fence up this past weekend which means I can finally start planting! I have to have a fence around all growing vegetation or my golden retriever will eat it. Bitch.
Woo hoo! Time to start planting!
Man these little suckers are growing!
We were having multiple issues with our lighting throughout the house. I had all the seedlings on top of my 'ghetto gardening' stack in our south facing bedroom. It was great! Until I started running out of sunlight. I started putting a tray of plants in every possible window opening available, some I was moving twice a day to get optimal amounts of sun. Then, the sun 'moved'. My full south windows were getting inches of sunlight throughout the day. The plants towards the inside were starting to look sad and wilty. I wanted the hubs to build me one, but time was of the essence (so dramatic!) and he is remodeling a bathroom.
My mom purchased one of these little greenhouses for drying her lavender. I thought it would be perfect for what I needed. I bought one from Lowes and we took off our door leading to the roof deck and set it up right in front. The door faces east and gets amazing morning sun, around noon I figured I'd just take the greenhouse out on the roof deck I for afternoon sun. This has worked out great. Although the green house is a little flimsy, I figure it will do fine for one spring and then we'll (he'll) build me a permanent one. :)
Four different types of peppers, tomatoes, onions, eggplants, cilantro and basil.
This little sucker got whipped around in some wind before I got the greenhouse. He's making a mighty recovery.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
My step father gave me an adorable resin fairy door with matching windows and a light for Christmas. (SO CUTE!) I have been anxious to use them but was unsure of the fairy gardens location until recently. So after clearing the area this weekend and prepping it the 'right' way, I was able to put them up......
(See the Easter egg hiding in there? The hunt for Easter eggs was repeated multiple times this weekend. )
I had ordered an adorable dollhouse patio table and chairs to go to the left of the door, but the eBay seller had to cancel my order due to being in the hospital. I'm so bummed! I can't find another one like it! I'm also thinking of making a nice little lamp post/hanger for the light. I'd like it to go above the door.
The tree is a non fruit bearing cherry. It just bloomed its beautiful pink flowers and it made me excited to see it bloom next year with a (possibly) completed fairy garden underneath!
It's got a long way to go, but I'm so happy to be getting started. I love it!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
He enjoyed himself immensely, and did a fantastic job! It took us a few days to get a few coats on and dried, then I stayed up one night to have some peace to do the 'seeds'. It's impossible to concentrate on details with a three year old. I swear!
Before the clear coat....
And after. I'm really please at their turn out. And I promise to report my findings if I think they really deter birds or not. Otherwise it was a great and easy project to do with my toddler!