My inner gardening goddess was awoken this weekend. The weather- perfect. My mood- followed suit. I had been having all the usual February and March feelings of despair and depression, coupled with the decision to come off of some serious mood altering medication- needless to say I'm glad we all made it to April:)
After the Easter sunrise service, I waltzed on over to Home Depot to get manure, mushroom compost and a few plants. After mixing in the compost and manure in my raised bed, I planted cucumbers, squash and jalapeños. My goal this year is to only plant things I will actually eat, and to eat things as they ripen. I am the worst at picking things and then never eating them.... But enough about my faults:) Another challenge I will have this year is a new garden pest that I have been having over for play dates. She enjoys digging, so I'm planning on installing a chicken wire fence around the bed. We will see how that goes.
I also decided to add a little color to the yard. This year I have petunias and marigolds in the pots on the pallets images of Gerber daisies. The yellow pot has pink jasmine in hopes that it will really grown and add some fun randomness to the very geometric pallets.