With everything going so well in the garden, I was just looking for reasons to play in the dirt. Of course, I needn't look far.
A few weeks ago, I'd picked up a couple of catnip plants for the kids. They were still on the back table in their original nursery containers because I didn't have a pot to put them in. (I'm not putting them in the garden - I have enough problems keeping the cats out of it, already!)
And, I'm ashamed to admit, that I've been neglecting one of my house plants a bit. Ella the Elephant Ear plant got tucked away in the house and I forgot to water her. She was looking a little sad and dried out... but Dollarama helped me make it up to her too...
The story behind it is.... years ago, when I was very small, my grandparents went to Barbados. Apparently, my grandma took a cutting from some plant that was growing in the ditch there (why, I have no idea... I've learned not to question things when it comes to my family's antics....) and brought it home (we won't even ask how it got by Customs) and planted it in a planter. And this thing grows like.... well... a weed... because apparently, that's what it is.
Mom's had hers (grown from clippings of the original plant) for more than 20 years. And it's in a pot so big, it needs two people to lift it. Mine will eventually need a bigger pot, but for now it's okay. If a little sad looking
And speaking of trellises. If you've been around for more than a year, you'll know that last year I tried to grow some sweet peas from seed. They did fairly well for a few weeks, but then the bunnies found them. It was one of the biggest disappointments in the garden last year. But I came up with a solution (thanks again to Dollarama)
And one last potting adventure....
While I was weeding the food garden... I noticed a little tomato seedling growing amidst the strawberries.