February 20, 2011
I moved here in January.
I needed something to nurture, so I spent several afternoons this spring digging up a 10′ x 10′ patch of Bermuda grass for a garden. (Apparently, the garden wasn’t enough; I adopted a dog in May.)
September 21, 2011
Save the Popeye Pies and a couple of sautés, I didn’t use the amaranth greens as much as I could have. Unfortunately, none of the stunning red amaranth germinated. More about amaranth here.
October 21, 2011
I like the wild nature and textures in my garden. Although it’s a bit messier than I intended because there was a big rain after I planted, and the seeds intermingled.
I’ve been thrilled to see an increase in the number and variety of birds hanging around. I grew a couple of varieties of sunflowers, which went to seed at differing times throughout the summer. The Maximillian sunflowers are flowering right now, and were rescued from Bob Waldrop‘s yard during a code enforcement predicament.
The passionflower vine I planted struggled to get established, and didn’t host the Gulf Fritillary butterfly or larva. Hopefully next year!
October 11, 2011