Tuesday, May 5, 2009

so long vico. i'll miss you

Vico- so sad to see you are gone. where did you go and why? digging too deep? exposing too much? lost in the weeds? so sad to see you go. 

Lesson #2  when starting a garden, be sure to know your landscape. sometimes it takes a season or two to understand the light and the darkness; the sunny spots and the shade.  have a plan- is your garden decorative or is it for nourishment.  is it to make a statement or to feed yourself. 

good luck vico. i'll plant a seed for you

Saturday, May 2, 2009

#1-when did i think i knew what i was talking about?

2.5 hours on the ferry go by quickly with a quick call to *best chum*,  a bulb catalogue and a gardening magazine.- gardening mag not so good... it recommends digging deep and turning soil over.... in my world- that's a big no no.  let those sleeping sub strata dogs lie. break up the soil 6 inches- with your shovel, remove the weeds add compost and poo.  it's kind of like a facial:  massage and moisturize..  mix the compost and manure into the broken soil

when exactly did i become a dirt bag? i thought that honor was given by the c.o.l.a boys so long ago. how did i get here? how are those cola boys anyway. i gave one the shirt off my back- well, actually the rain coat off my back during a rain storm... what was i thinking... and where the hell is that raincoat... i remember i really loved it

lesson #1 do not turn the soil over.

makes sense: the soil is like the skin. since when did we turn our skin inside out and leave the very tender and vulnerable unprotected?

cheers-( blue grouse Ortega 2006: two point three five stars)