Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lazy Gardeners - and Fall

We are lazy people in this house. We sleep as late as possible, even on weekdays. We drink coffee and lay on the couch and watch trash TV.Lazy.

Therefore, gardening has been a misadventure for us. What? I have to water? Really?
Yes. Oh and fertilize? ugh, yes.

So off we went last weekend to Buchanan's in the Heights. Our number 1 goal while there was to find someone, tell them we are lazy, and have them tell us what to do.

Lee had one idea that he ran by them - to lace a soaker hose through the garden so all we have to do is walk outside, turn on the hose, and walk away for 45 minutes. They blessed that idea (probably thinking "wow, seriously?"). Then they said we were 2 weeks late planting the fall crop so showed us what fertilizer we need to use.

After all that, we bought 6 tomato plants, 2 cucumber plants, and some herbs.
A view through the cage (above)
Above are the cucumber plants. What's with the flower you ask? To attract bee's so they will pollenate the cucumbers for us. I was unsuccessful in "screwing the squash" last year... don't ask. See my fabulous basil in the background?
A close up of the herbs: Oregano, thyme, sage, and rosemary (unseen, to the left).

I have done everything I can to make Fall appear.
Pumpkin Spice Latte's at Starbucks.
Fall color on my toenails at the pedicure place.
Banana bread (homemade).

All have been torture, let me tell you!

Off we go to have lunch on a patio somewhere to enjoy this awesome weather! Maybe mother nature saw my efforts and decided to bestow among this pregnant woman (and her many pregnant friends) some cooler weather....
Thanks chica!

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