Gardening… my new hobby!

So – I’m a huge nerd.  (not that you didn’t know).  But I live, work, play, dream photography – that is really my only hobby.  At least I used to have shopping & parties to serve as inspiration – it seems there is no time for that these days.  BUT now that I’m a homeowner… or at least own a huge mortgage I figured its time to get crafty!  (don’t worry friends, I won’t be crotcheting you any “scarves” or making you any glass “art” this year!)   I’m on to GARDENING!!!

Lucinda O’Halloran of Spirit Garden Design came over last week to help me out – she checked out the soil, commented on sun vs shade asked about design and overall goals then we came up with a plan… which you will get to see EVERY step.  (because I’m going to photo-document the whole thing! NERD!)

The first step – buying tools.  FUN!


The 2nd step – OUT with the old – (and re-locating them to a new garden that will give them lots of room to grow)


NEXT – the compost, get some good dirt & good bugs going so the new plants have a good home… and IN WITH THE NEW!!  I LOVE our new tall grass look.  I wish it were full grown and filled in NOW!  (but apparently we have to wait until next spring..)


The next project…. a ground cover.  I would LOVE the corsican mint – but word on the street is its finicky.  So we’ll see.  It might have to wait for a while.  =)  hee hee The next thing you know – I’ll be gardening on tv with Cisco!  (Lucinda is WAY cooler!)

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  • Lucinda O'HalloranSeptember 9, 2009 - 1:44 am

    Nice work Barbie. Your soil looks fabulous, which should make those plants very happy. Great timing on your project too. I love when Mother Nature takes on the watering for us. She adds H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) which plants love. If only there were less pollution so the rain could have more of the good stuff. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • elizatruittSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:06 am

    Awesome! I’m so glad you’re doing this! Welcome to the wild, wonderful world of the garden…ReplyCancel

  • Michelle LorettaSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:28 am

    You crack me up, Miss Barbie! Can’t wait to see it.ReplyCancel

  • Brett RenvilleSeptember 9, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Barbie-Are you going to grow any vegetables at all?? It might be a little too late for most stuff but I think you could plant some mixed greens, spinach, garlic, carrots, rosemary, etc.ReplyCancel

  • BrookeSeptember 10, 2009 - 2:25 am

    You should use the same fertilizer your neighbors used, yum!ReplyCancel

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