Yes, I have decided to get a custom closet in the master bedroom closet. I will finally have built-in shoe racks! It's quite fun - although a little overwhelming because you have to choose how you want the closet configured. And once you decide, you're pretty much stuck with the outcome, so you have to choose wisely! I know I need a lot of shoe space and the MOTH needs tons of drawer and shelf space for his enormous and continually expanding collection of T-shirts, many dating all the way back to the early '80s (have I mentioned he's all mine, ladies!).
We have between 4 and 6 appointments scheduled throughout each day. We've received several estimates from tree trimmers, with suggestions on how to tame the hideous overgrowth in my backyard:
The good news is, I shouldn't be too sad about the death of my poor tree:
Any free moments in between appointments are spent on garden-related tasks. Today, I planted some new seeds:
I also picked several clusters of disgusting tiny green insects off my Lettuce (Rosalita) and Swiss Chard:
|Courtesy of Wikipedia|
|Tomato Sweet 100 (Cherry tomatoes), which I grew from seed|
|Tomato Akers West Virgina, purchased at the Rutgers Garden day on Saturday|
|Ornamental black pepper (from Rutgers) with a couple of parsley plants grown from seed|
|A type of black tomato I can't remember the name of right now - purchased at Rutgers|
|Parsley from seed. I planted some Chives seeds around the edge of the pot|
|I added bamboo stakes to the tomato plants, so they can be tied up as they grow|
Then, I snapped a shot of this little Arugula seedling, which I direct sowed in one of the garden beds in front of the house about two weeks ago. I sowed about 6 seeds at the time and around 4 of them are coming up. I previously started some Arugula seeds inside, but they did not do well - I think they "bolted" because they were on heat mats and were probably too warm. So, after that I started several more Arugula seeds inside (without heat mats) and these ones outside. It will be interesting to see which turn out better. However, since it looks as though my plant beds are all going to be disrupted in the landscaping process, I won't be direct sowing any more seeds in those beds for now.
Finally, I planted this guy on the corner of my house. I have no idea what or who he is. I went to a meeting of my local town garden club a couple of months ago and several people brought in plants from their gardens to exchange. I ended up taking home this guy - the person who brought him could not remember his name, but said it is a flowering plant and grows well. He has been sitting in his little pot for that whole time while I tried to decide where to put him. Again, he will probably have to be moved in the landscaping process, but according to his original owner, he transplants very well, so I'm hoping he'll be fine. If not ... well ... easy come, easy go?
|Unknown plant from a stranger|