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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Planting life…….

Well, seems its spring, and the rain is slowly becoming less an less,…
went shopping today and must admit it was rather nice weather-wise.

Bought a few plants, I’m determined im gonna use all that space we have to build a really nice garden, Im starting (out of financial necessity more than anything), with planters and pots.
Eventually I intend to have raised beds built from either brick or wood then I can really get growing :)

I’ve always been a big horticulture fan, well, if Im honest, [boast] you name or describe the plant, garden or houseplant, Ill probably know its name, common and botanical and where it comes from, what conditions it likes and how best to grow it lol ;) [/boast] ;)
I started many many moons ago in my early teens with growing Bonsai, and not just the forced indoor decorative ones most garden centers and stores sell, that are usually actually not trees at all, *I* used to grow from seed or collect small trees and start from scratch usually outdoors.

I’d spend so long, trimming, arranging roots, wiring, submerging, spraying, etc etc that many’s a time a day would pass without me even noticing.

Well, maybe its a hobby worth reviving. :)

posted by Barry at 2:20 am  


  1. And what about a herb garden? There’s nothing like fresh herbs or veggies from the garden. :)

    Comment by Paul — April 22, 2006 @ 2:36 pm

  2. LOL, I’ve promised him a herb garden, it will be one of the first things I do. Iv got to get a planter that will accomodate a good selection, soon as I do, instant herb garden!
    We are gonna put together this plant shelter thing asap, and soon as we do Ill go and buy some as it will be somwhere to store them till I get a planter. :)

    Comment by Barry — April 22, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

  3. And I have to admit, I can’t wait! Making pastas and pizzas with our own homegrown garlic, oregano, rosemary… *happy sigh*

    Comment by Noah — April 22, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

  4. Don’t forget some mint for sprinkling over ice cream and whatnot!

    (I killed mine… mint, not ice cream, though that happens too. It seems if you forget to water your baby mint plant here in Texas, it dies in about 2.5 days. Imagine that!)

    I also have rosemary, but nothing else.

    Comment by Shannon — April 30, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

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