Posts Tagged ‘summer’

garden update – onions are EASY

I’ve been enjoying the heck out of my two deck boxes.   Every new leaf cheers me to no end.   Every brown one crushes me.  I don’t have children or cats so this garden has become my kids. 

  • Strawberry update – the Ozark Beauty strawberries are a bit wilty in this heat.  I’ll watch them.  The other ones are perky and great – but still not a flower on the bunch. 
  • Chives – I have LOTS.  I guess planting the whole package was a bit much.
  • Rosemary – she’s hanging in there – now that the sun is joining us I’m hopeful that she’ll dry out a bit and grow.  We’ll see.
  • NEW – I got a mint plant (based on Crazy Aunt Purl’s suggestion – I now love Mint Water). 
  • NEW – I’m growing my own Onions.  They’re so EASY to grow.  I never knew (and don’t think I’ll ever buy onions again!).  I planted the root of some grocery store green onions and voila!  new green onions are growing in the pot.  So cool.
  • Cucumber – the thing is dying.  Don’t think it likes the bright white of the deck.  My poor baby cukes are shrivelling.  =(

That’s all for today.  Photos to come.  I promise.


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I don’t know about you, but I was barely awake on Saturday (August 1) when the back to school ads started in earnest.  It’s a major buzz kill.  I don’t even have kids in school and the reminder that Fall is coming was just too much. 

My favourite place – somewhere in Ontario.  Photo taken last fall.  CabinWoke up in the cabin this morning.  Sigh.







I know that the marketing machine has its place but the seasons are no longer marked by Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.  We’re bombarded by reminders that a certain buying season or event is coming and heaven forbid that we’ll forget.  Like we could (July 1 – Summer end of season sales; July 15 – Fall clothes hit the stores; August 1 – School/Halloween/Thanksgiving in the stores).  I wish we could live in the NOW instead of constantly anticipating what’s coming.  Do we really want our seasons be defined by marketers?

It’s just a lot to take.  I can usually tune it out, but right now I’m suffering from a big case of must-buy-a-pencil-itis.  And it is only 5 months till Christmas.  I’m so behind on my knitting schedule.  Oh the pressure!

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