Friday, June 24, 2011

I Will Become a Garden Goddess.

I'm like a fish on land when it comes to gardening: I don't have a clue what to do there. Eat the plants? Get my as back to Flat-land?

The thing is. We've bought a house with a 1000 square metre garden. It's ironic, considering our lack of experience. I feel the performence anxiety is setting in. What have I done?

We have rhubarb, currant and blackcurrant. I hope we'll not mistreat them and the neighbours report us. Come to think of it they may report us anyway - for letting the grass grow too high.

So we've done what we always do to approach new and unfamiliar areas: Bought a book about it.

Now I have huge plans of becoming a Garden Goddess. Next year.

P.S Blog friend Kelleyn had her girl! Mine's not her yet (luckily, would like to move in first). And did you know Stephanie is expecting one too?

Have a good week!


Elisa said...

Gardening can be addictive! My advice would be to take it easy the first year or so and not make too many changes too quickly. You never know what plants will turn up in an old garden and it also takes a while to decide what you really want to do.

I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, very enjoyable!

Malyss said...

You never learned to raise a child, but you knew to do it, and well. A garden is the same.With patience, love and time, you'll become a garden godess!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Elisa, take it easy and do the minimum at first. Especially with a baby soon to arrive! But little by little, as Malyss says, you will undoubtedly be your very own Garden Goddess. It looks like a terrific space, just perfect the way it is.

Francesca said...

You'll learn! Hope the baby arrives just at the right time (do they ever?).

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for the shout out! You will do great. You really can't go wrong except with Roses. They are kind of tricky. We planted Zucchini. I can't wait to make some bread. Yummy!

Arctic Mum said...

Thanks for reassuring words, the garden feels less overwhelming! I'm sure I'll get there, and learn by time. A bit excited to see the berries coming up in the fall.

heather said...

yay! congrats on your garden! i think it might be difficult to kill your currants. they grow wildly in patagonia where i was living the past few years, and the weather there is pretty harsh. i started making jam out of them, which always seemed to turn into more of a dessert topping, because it never gelled enough (no pectin where we were, and it was my first stab at jam-making). also, since i'm new here, congrats to your upcoming munchkin and new house! happy moving :)


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