Garden Update for Brad

May 16, 2010


Well, Brad, we haven’t killed anything yet. Really, that’s the best report that can come from non-gardeners like us. True story: On Friday evening when I went out to mow the severely-neglected grass at 7 p.m., my dear neighbor offered to help. Pride to the side, I accepted.

The rain has helped everything blossom. The hostas you planted in the backyard are coming back, though there are a bunch of dandelions in the mulch that need to be pulled. The lamb’s ear is growing like mad, as well. They were the first things to perk up when spring came.

I've had a couple of good fires in the firepit, but still have a way to go.

This photo was taken today, when it was rainy, but these things have some pink flowers on them and are quite lovely! The peonies are doing great in their transplanted location, too. They have small buds now.

The side garden is doing alright, too. The burning bush is growing like mad! It overshadows my tomato plant in ConBloGar 2, but some volunteer lettuce has come up, so I think that might just become an all-lettuce-all-the-time-project. (I would like any newcomers to know that Brad had nothing to do with ConBloGar. This travesty is entirely my doing.)

That tomato plant will never make it.

The lilac bush has blossoms on it, but they are oddly free of scent. Maybe they need to open a bit more?

That’s it for now. Thank you for being such a wizard in the garden. I think it might be time to write that book – “Stuff That Will Survive Lauren/Gardening for Idiots”.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Garden Update for Brad”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay! Awesome post!

    A few things:
    1. I think you still have some RoundUp in the shed. It’s the easiest way to get rid of dandelions. Or just leave them. I’ll need something to do when I get there.

    2. Is there one plant among those pink-flowering plants with white flowers? I’ll sue WalMart for false advertising!

    3. If the burning bush is in the way of your tomato plant, cut some branches off. Burning bushes are freakishly tough. (That variety was sold to me as a “dwarf” burning bush, by the way)

    4. You’re right. The lilac flowers haven’t opened yet.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren, you’re garden is fabulous!!! I do so covet it! Along with the fire pit! Bring on the marshmellows!

    (My hostas are beautiful as usual & my hibiscus tree is alive & I think has some new growth on it…there are these shoots, but the leaves on the shoots are 5 times as big as the regular leaves & they’re a lighter green. Brad, if you read this, is this a good thing or some kind of weed shoot? And when should I put it back outside)

    They’re the only 2 plants I have.


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