I went out to my back yard this morning to get a plastic container so I could refill the windshield wiper reservoir of my car. I have one window in my kitchen that overlooks the yard. I have deliberately kept that window shade down so I wouldn’t be constantly reminded of my failure as a gardener. (See Gardening With Suzanna: A Battle Lost)Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: The Jungle
I had the best of intentions for my backyard garden. I really did. I had planned to grow deliciously sweet, red, juicy tomatoes and crunchy green peppers along with an assortment of herbs and a scattering of summertime, butterfly-attracting flowers to boot.Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: A Battle Lost
This morning, I looked out my kitchen window and thought I’d spotted a bit of red amongst my tomato plants. I looked again. Yes! There appeared to be one bright red cherry tomato hanging from one of my vines. I was thrilled!Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: My First Cherry Tomato!
I know hate is a pretty strong word, but that’s how I feel about mosquitoes. They just, well… suck! Other than providing food for bats, I can’t see what useful function mosquitoes play on this planet. They carry all kinds of viruses – like the ones for malaria and West Nile – and they annoy the dickens out of people like me.Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: Mosquitoes
By this time, my backyard garden is doing pretty well, I think, given that I’m a first-time gardener and all. My three tomato plants are growing tall and proud in the warm springtime sun, and I’m eagerly anticipating the day when I can pluck one of those plump, red, juicy gems from its vine and enjoy the deliciousness that only a vine-ripened tomato can provide.Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: Tomato Takeover