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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Apologies to Audrey-

I really must apologize to my six or seven readers out there- days go by and the time I usually spend drinking, bitching or posting have been devoted to slogging through the mud and muck in the gardens for the past week or so. My only excuse is, boy does it feel good to go out and do a few hours work in the dirt each day. Being cooped up here in the office on beautiful spring days seems like being behind bars, as Audrey Tatou could tell you-




Here at Foggygates we are just beginning to get things under control. The first year here was devoted to unpacking and figuring out where the hell we were. Year 2 was devoted to starting to establish some gardens and whack back the weeds and woods (4 acres of it out back) and this, the third year, is the first year I really feel as if we are making headway.

Even Audrey would be impressed.

We hit two garden club sales this past Saturday, discovered a rare woods wildflower yesterday, and have plans to do four more sales this coming Saturday. I also created a new Victorian CroquetCue area where we can sip gin and tonics while waiting to take our turn whacking a wooden ball through a hoop, and am working on a fern garden for the front, and a wall garden for the back.

Next week we turn our attention to vegetables.

I have a few pictures to share in a day or so. I'm hoping that will make everybody, including Audrey, happy...

6 comments:

Phoebe Fay said...

Sounds wonderful. And I'm convinced that dirt has magical properties, so I totally understand.

Mike said...

Sounds like fun actually. When my wife and I first moved into our house in Michigan it took us several years to get things the way we wanted them. I am perfectly happy with the way things are now. My wife, on the other hand, spends all of her time moving things around from one garden to another.

I guess gardening work is never done.

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe- well, actually...

Mike- yes, gardening is a lot like bookselling. You can never have too many books or too many plants. After a while gardeners just move them from garden to garden, and booksellers just keep selling them back and forth to each other over and over.

Phoebe Fay said...

That's so cool! I love being right and not even knowing it!

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Does Ms. Tatou qualify as vegetable, fruit or fowl?

J.A.P.

Colonel Colonel said...

J.S.P.- Well, she's certainly a tomato, so I suppose that would be fruit.