Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ready for a Paint Project

Picked up some Apple Barrel, acrylic paint the other day for $.50 each at Wal-Mart for my little rock project. My idea is to paint some rocks in my yard/garden to bring a bit more color to my environment, I really wanted some bright colors, but when I got to the store I became a little indecisive---I didn't know if I wanted bright pastel colors or just some colors that would compliment the house and make the yard---POP!
So my daughters thought I should go with the latter, since it would also work with a fall or winter look,and I could save the brighter colors for a spring/summer look.
I think I can rock with this setup, what do you think? Should I go ahead and add the pastels or should I stick with fall/winter idea? 

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#acrylic, #applebarrel, #agreenhaven

Monday, December 9, 2019

Quote of the Week

"Gardening is learning, learning, learning.That's the fun of them. You're always learning."

                                                                                         Helen Mirren

Back from my Break

Sorry for my absence, I've been away doing some mom/band parent duties. Went out of town to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic, my daughter and her band mates marched in the parade(it's my daughter's senior year, so I'm trying to capture a lot of moments, too). When we got back home we had to prepare for her last hair show of her high school career, and she also had a musical concert with the Atlanta Music Project to prepare and Master classes to attend and not to mention two other parades to prepare for in our community: a lantern/Christmas parade in our local community and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Parade. So....I really haven't had time to post anything----not even my quote of the week, my phone has been going off with messages and reminders and I've just been trying to get the basics done in our household, now that things have settled down a bit, I can get back on my gardening grind. So, let's go!

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Place to Compost

The excitement is real over here...I almost have two completely full compost bins and I can't contain myself. 
As someone used to composting in the open, I've learned so much about composting in a container over the past two years(maybe that'll be a post in the future), and believe me I really didn't want to use the bins, but the home we live in now doesn't have the right amount of sunlight in the  backyard where I wanted to put the compost pile. 
So, the front yard was the better place to create compost....and I would be able to create it fast with the abundance of light, and it could be turned with a little work from my family and me turning the bins manually, weekly(sometimes twice a week), and everything can stay nice and tidy, even though, my husband thinks those bins are an eyesore in the driveway, I think they're awesome and great conversation starters! Maybe I could paint them or add some pizzazz to them, but that wasn't  my first goal when I went with the bins...
I just wanted a place to make compost.....
...mission accomplished! 

Quote of the Week

Don't judge each day by the harvest that you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

                        -Robert L. Stevenson

#gardenquotes, #agreenhaven, #atlantagardener

Monday, November 11, 2019

Red Sails Lettuce

Picked a little lettuce, yesterday. Can't get any fresher than this! 

#atlantagardener, #growfood

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Taste Test

Okay, so last night I cut open the watermelon(Orange Tendersweet)that I picked a few days ago, and just as I expected... it wasn't ready. Already the fruit was picked at a small size--this watermelon can weight up to 35 pounds, and mine was clearly a lot smaller with light Orange flesh and filled with tan seeds with a few black speckles--can we say--underdeveloped seeds? Even though the watermelon wasn't really ready...there was some sweetness and with that taste, I can only imagine how sweet this melon would've been if it was ripe--oh my, I can't wait to grow Orange Tendersweet in next year's garden!