Monday, June 16, 2008

Critical Mass

This weekend was a flurry of activity, continuing the modus operanti of the past two weekends. Intermittent rains lead to choppy periods of work. Winnie's west coast venture next weekend meant much work would need to be completed before her departure, lest the garden be left to fend off my meddling solo. Let us be counter intuitive for a moment, and work from the inside out:

Via courier, we receieved a slew of seedlings that needed a home in a cooler climate safe from predators. Thus, the Moyguda BotanniVestibule was born. Complete with plant specific indoor flood light! I swear, just flowers. There are no poppies here, stop asking.

The vegetable cage made room for some new friends from Chicago (sent by Winnie's parents). I forget the names. Swiss chard? Onion? Hopefully this bounty will be able to feed us once Obama raises taxes and converts us all to Islam.

Flower = grow, sweet sweet vegefruit.

More seeds. Sunflower seeds. I used the excess chicken wire just as a precaution until the seeds sprout and we can all get on with our lives. I have a Wii now, I don't need this "out side" shit.

The "complete" shady side planting. I pulled the tarp back to the compost burm, and bricked in the remaining edge. Found a tail pipe while tiling the new open space, and considered quitting for a brief minute. Another row of sunflowers should hopefully grow along the fence in the back and mask the chain link. We ended up planting three new guys and an old friend (the survivor) to call this side of the garden "full". Let's meet the competitors for root space:

Hosta #4: By far my favorite. It's like, I saw him, and, I had to have him. Bonus friends beneath the main plant = 3 for 1 steal.

Japanese maple: Green leaves with new growth emerging as red. Does well in All Star balloting.

I forget the name of this thing. It gets 6' wide, is slate/green in the summer and red/orange in the fall. So that's nice.

Next step: I'll hold down the fort in Winnie's absense and devise a way to get pavers. The path is planned, just getting the stupid things over here is the problem. Winnie and I thought last night that we could just buy quick cement and a sonotube and make our own. Any thoughts?

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