Friday, June 5, 2009
Ready :: Set :: Weekend!
A busy month of fundraisers (I do graphic design and public relations for freelance weekend work), garden coaching, swim 'lessons' with Willa, testing out the Crozet Farmers' Market and refining my Etsy shop . . . is coming to close.
This weekend is deliciously free and simple. Just a grown-up night out on Saturday to see Steve Earle and celebrate his new album of Townes Van Zandt covers.
The timing of our rains lately have saved the vegetable and perennial gardens from severe neglect. Insane sprouting and growth spurts ensued. With me nary lifting a finger.
I have two more raised beds that I would like to uncover and plant up. One with perennials that also make great cutting flowers - Coreopsis, Black-Eyed Susans, Yarrow and Echinacea. The other, with a dwarf weeping mulberry.
I hope to get out and harvest some herbs for drying. Oregano, chamomile, lavender, sage.
The okra needs to be sown and the collards will follow after that.
This planting combination (photo above) has me thinking I can break our landscaping budget just a bit. Because I need (and can never have enough) blues and purples.
Don't forget about the Vintage-Viewfinder print give away! Drawing on June 15th!! Scroll down a bit . . .
Happy, soppy Friday!