How to kill time efficiently 201
One of my earliest memories is sniffing a rose while wearing pig tails. I also remember walking down a row of freshly cut grass behind my father pushing a mower, pretending I was walking down a trail in a secret garden.
I decided to try and play grownup in my little city yard over the past week. For starters I raked and pulled weeks in the small patch of bed beside the front walk. I then sprinkled down two packs of wildflowers purchased from Target for $1 each. I can’t wait to see what they look like!
Weeks ago I purchased a Groupon for $30 worth of whatever I wanted for $15 from Campbell and Ferrara Outdoor Living in Alexandria. I finally visited the garden center this past Saturday and went home with 2 tomato plants, 2 bell pepper plants, 2 cilantro and parsley plants, rosemary, thyme, mint, oregano, basil, and a jalapeno plant. I cannot wait to make salsa and mojitos! (dont worry I will purchase the Rum. i’m not making that in the basement).
I planted some of the herbs in a drawer I got off Freecycle. I just used a hammer and pounded out the bottom and viola: an urban redneck planter! Now I just need to find a few pots off Freecycle for my tomato and pepper plants and I will officially have a potted garden in the city.
Having baby girl out there with me is so much fun. She picks up so quickly on things. When I was scooping dirt into my makeshift planter, she started carefully placing fistfuls of dirt on top of the plans. So precious! Maybe one of her first memories will be of being outside.