Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tips from the Lawn Chair Gardener...

So, I am starting a new segment here on sellabitmum...a Gardening Segment. As Winter has finally turned into Spring here in Minnesota, I am feeling the inspiration and love that gardening brings...and I really really really want some pretty flowers this year. As I walk down my block, I see window boxes getting filled and gardens weeded. Everyone seems to be out tending to their gardens...getting them ready for the long Summer.

Well, I am sooo NOT one of those people. I don't have time for all of that weeding, and planting and maintaining...blah, blah, blah. I just want to admire and dream and wish...that someone would come do it all for me.

So this segment is for those of you who want to have lovely gardens and lawns...but just don't.

Every Sunday I will plan some wonderful Gardening tips for you too can be a Lawn Chair Gardener like me.

Gardening Tip #1
"Don't leave annuals outside in Minnesota until after Mother's Day." Enough said about that...

Gardening Tip #2
"Know your vegetation"
..okay, so what the hell is this? It's probably been here for 65 years and just keeps on returning every year. I've cut the darn thing down before...but it just keeps coming back...and coming back bigger. I think one Summer it will be big enough to eat my kids while playing in the backyard. It scares me, I don't like it, and I want it to go away...but I need to find someone to dig it out for me. My neighbor just laughs at me...

I hope this segment will teach you many things as the Summer progresses. I look forward to bringing my lovely garden into your home each week.

xoxo, The Lawn Chair Gardener


ginny said...

I must tell you that I have always loved the beauty of flowers. YEARS ago, when I was in my 20's and had just moved to Fargo, ND - we purchased a home with lots of perennial gardens (at least that's what the neighbors told me). It only took me one season to completely destroy the previous owners years of toil! I had never heard of annual and what the heck did perennial mean? I, too, over the years have loved the LABOR intense sacrifice many have pursued to make their yards look like picture perfect places. Last year after buying LOTS of flowers and spending endless time watering in the intense heat and humidity I vowed to till it and plant grass this year! I swear I was. However a neighbor has this most beautiful garden (and I wanted one of them). Instead we had 40 - yes 40 tons of dirt delivered and spread around 4 trees. I have just spent 2 weeks (every day) planting 250 plants, spreading mulch etc. WHAT have I done? I'm probably going to wish I were just a lawn chair gardener too!

Kristi Pohl said...

ooo-that may be a jack-in-the-pulpit, or a weed. I will check it out the next time I am over, if you don't want it, I may dig it up for my own garden! unless it's a the new segment.

Beth said...

That's funny. We just looked that plant up last night-thank goodness for the internet! Kristi is right , it is a jack in the pulpit. We also have them in our back yard.

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