Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Planting Season is Finished

I repotted.
I planted.
I moved things from one pot to another.
I added seedlings.
I revived those on the brink....
leaving behind holes-turned-homes-for-ground-dwelling-beasties.
Now, it's time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of my labors. 

Desert gardening is the most challenging growing endeavor I've attempted; I'm still not certain I have a coherent plan.  I have figured some things out, though. I stick with what works and try not to be too fancy. I am rarely judgmental of my failed efforts; blame rests solely on the dirt which passes for soil, and the oven which passes for sunshine, here in my little patch of heaven. While all the rest of you are buying flats of petunias and impatiens and calibrocha, we here in the desert Southwest are retreating to our air conditioned sanctuaries, grateful that we've planted containers to be admired through triple pane windows.



  1. I'm sure it is a race to get your gardening done before the worst of the heat hits the Desert. I'm still fighting off mosquitoes down here. The last heavy rain aka as a flood gave birth to swarms of the little creatures. So I'm jealous because I haven't gotten to play in my yard like you. On the other hand, I haven't been complaining about my back lately. LOL.

  2. Here in the Pacific Northwest coastal region, there is such an abundance of growth and bloom right now that we are spending hours in the garden just keeping it all in shape. There will be days when I might want to trade you, but not for long.


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