For those of you that were following my blog last year, you probably remember (though most likely tried to block out) the many many many garden posts I mad you sit through from May to September-ish. I couldn't help it. I became one of those people. The kind I swore I would never be. You know the type....nonstop talk about their gardens and soil and fertilizer and veggies and flowers. They wear silly rubber shoes and floppy hats and have dirt under their fingernails. They hand out tomatoes to every family member, friend, co-worker, acquaintance, or stranger they meet. Yeah, I became one of those people....though my "silly rubber shoes" are Crocs (don't be hatin'), and my "floppy hat" is my pink Patriots baseball cap, and I do wear gardening gloves. I did give out tomatoes, though not to any strangers (Kevin would've freaked).
So, folks, that brings us to this year. What can I say? I am hooked! I freakin *LOVE* gardening! And I can't wait for spring to do it again! For real! I am already planning out what we will plant and how. And I scheming on how we can expand our garden a bit! We have a pretty good sized yard but we are surrounded by lots of big, old trees so we have a very small area that gets sun all day.
~* our little garden on 5.30.09 *~
See? It's small. But don't let the size fool you. We got a lot out of it!
~* our little garden on 8.9.09 *~
And in that picture above you can't even see the crazy tomato plants!!!
Still, I want more! I want it bigger! I am never satisfied with the same old same old! Grow and change and expand, that's what I say!!!
Now lest you think this is just my obsession and "poor" Kevin has to deal with it, think again! He really enjoyed it last year, and got just as excited as me when things started growing, and even more excited when we could pick them and eat them! And lest you think it was just because last year it was all fresh and new, think again, again!
Last week we were at Christmas Tree Shop . I *big puffy heart* Christmas Tree Shop. If you don't have one near you, you are missing out. Seriously. Anyhooo, Kevin, as always, wanders away from me (like a little kid...). No worries...I am quite content to fill my cart! When I did finally go off to look for him I turn a corner, and there he is, deeply engrossed in a display. Oh, what was this display, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It was a big huge display of SEED PACKETS! Like, for gardening.
Yeah. No worries here.
We are both also super excited because this year we also know what not to do. For example, we should not realize the critter fencing is upside down after we have completely enclosed the entire garden and fought to get the wire fencing hooked on to the metal posts. And we should not wait to stake and support the tomatoes after they have already started to get too big. And there are a whole bunch of other "nots" that we will not do this year.
What will we do this year?
We will continue to have fun!
We will continue to learn as we go!
We will still get excited at each and every little thing that grows!
We will get excited when we make something with veggies we grew!
We will try to grow some new stuff!
We will expand a bit!
We will still be those people!!!
And I will continue to buy super-cute garden gloves whenever I see them, just because!
And I will reveal that not only did I purchase each of these for me, I got a second set for YOU!!!
Yep, these were just too cute to pass up. So cute that I had to buy two of each because you all rock and you are all fantabulous and I want you to have super-cute garden gloves, too!
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