May 26, 2016

There's A Fairy In My Garden...

Brynwood Needleworks - Guardian of My Container Garden

While I'm confident in my needle skills, I've never considered myself to be a gardener. It's not that I don't want to be a gardener. It's more like...well...stuff dies on my watch.

My forte' is the whole category of "succulents". They thrive on my neglect. In fact, I have a jade plant that came from a hedgerow in my brother's yard in LA about thirty years ago. Florida's rainy season tried to kill it, but I managed to save a piece of it, which still lives in a sheltered, protected pot.

Brynwood Needleworks - Container Garden Lettuce and Celery

Nevertheless, I don't give up. Isn't life like that? "If at first, you don't succeed..." Yup. That's me.

You've read before about a little trick I learned. Tag wrote about rooting the "cut offs" from store-bought vegetables HERE. It really works!

Brynwood Needleworks - My Little Container Garden

In addition to my newly-rooted celery and romaine lettuce, I also have chives (a childhood fave of our elder son), basil and one "Heartbreaker" (heart shaped) cherry tomato plant. I want to add mint and cilantro next.
I must be doing something right these days. We've had multiple harvests from the Heartbreaker to add to our salads, and there's nothing quite like the flavor of fresh basil on our pizza and sandwiches. All in all, I'm getting the feeling I might be able to do this. At the very least, I'm going to need a bigger table for my pots!

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Createology said...

Look at you with the Green Thumbs! Fresh is always best and tastes incredible. Your little Faerie is looking after your garden with a sweet smile. Lovely Day to You...

TerriSue said...

This post was meant for me. I too do not have much of a green thumb. I keep trying though. Right now I am taking a stab at growing ginger in the house. It is supposed to be pretty easy and once you get it going, when you need fresh ginger you can just push the dirt aside and break off what you need, cover it up again and there you have it. I also bought three different mints yesterday to put into a pot. I have been able to grow mint in the past. It took over! It is going in a pot this time. Your little fairy looks quite pleased looking over your successes. I have thought often of getting some of the little doors you can put at the bases of trees. I just never got around to it. Rowen is leaving the age of getting delight of imagining such things. BUT Emily presented us with our third granddaughter on Mother's Day, little Rory Lou. I think I just might go ahead and make a little tableau out in the back yard. Rowen and Seamus would probably like to have the excuse to play about fairies with Rory Lou. On the rare times we see Eric's daughter , Lexi, it would be fun to have it too. You have spurred me on to having fun in the backyard with my smallest ones. Thank You.

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