The Knotty Sheep Shop

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I always fancied myself to be a Creative. I remember always doing 'something' ... drawing, knitting, embroidery, writing and even gardening! Yep - as a kid - I loved to garden. I was my mother's helper. Needs weeds pulled? - "no problem"! Compost pile turned? ... "I'm your girl"! Recon of those nasty cut worms? ... "They don't call me Big Foot for nothing"!

With food costing tons ... and gas being nothing short of a college education - I am pulling out the stops this year with creative gardening. Case in point ... dearly departed Christmas Tree:

This little guy has sat next to our side door for over 2 years. For some reason - the little lad lost it's will to live this year. I waited a few weeks in the hopes a miracle (AKA a resurrection) would happen. It just wasn't meant to be. Today, this little dead tree became compost. :(

The question became what to do with the pot. The easy fix would be flowers. I do love flowers - the bright colors, the fragrance ... even the buzz of the bumble! Yet - something said I needed to be different.

Viola ... You may not be able to tell, but I planted cucumbers! Yes - I will still plant some in the vegetable garden - but I think it just might be fun to have some growing right next to the door that we use so very much.

Well - if for some reason this wonderful idea doesn't work - there is always flowers!

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Nannette said...

just make them EDIBLE FLOWERS! =D Nasturtiums! Lavender! Jasmine! Pansies! and MORE!

ENJOY your new garden!

Christine said...

See, Nannette beat me to it! I was going to say Nasturtiums as well! And the whole plant is edible!! Leaves, flowers, seeds... and the flowers are just so pretty in a salad! (had a hard time convincing Spurg that they were edible and delicious... but even he liked them!)