Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ugly Garden Sloggers

I don't remember what I paid for the world's ugliest garden clogs, but it had to be too much.  These shoes are a disgrace but they don't get lost and nobody else tries to wear them on the way to the compost.

Today was the first day that it was warm enough to sit out on the deck and drink ice tea.  The weather was perfect and we got right to the planting.  Along with the lettuces, greens and chards, we now have potatoes, two kinds of onions, shallots, beets, zinnias  and dahlias in.  We will start planting the bush beans in a couple of weeks and the peppers in June when it warms up enough.  The tomatoes are going out front in the flower bed against the hot southern wall and the zucchinis will be in the old wheel barrow again.  Here's a picture complete with new razor wire to keep out the dogs:

This is the zinca which is along the north wall of the house:

This plant is bullet proof, but be sure and plant it like bamboo because it will own the landscaping if you let it.  Other than that small issue, I think that it is beautiful.

The next two pictures are of my two tired and sunburned helpers:

And the Mariners beat the Twins today 5 - 2.  What more could you ask for in a Sunday?

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