Out in the Garden

I just came in from the garden.  This year I am trying some different things even though my thumb is anything but green

In one of our beds we had some Heather that was probably planted about 20 years ago.  Earlier in the spring I tried cutting it back because it was mostly dead. Cutting back didn’t work so I ripped it out last week on my days off. I was going to replant Heather but decided to go with Grace Ward instead.



BTIn one of the beds in the front yard we have ornamental grasses but it had a big space in the middle so I added Baby Tut. There is a good chance I will kill it but I can always try. Mostly I love my plants to death by watering them and watering them and watering them.



The last thing I planted was flower seeds. Because flowers are always nice. If they don’t die by too much love they will become Snapdragons and Lupines. There is still a pack of Cosmos seeds that need to be planted but I got tired and had to come inside. Last night I had just fallen into a deep and wonderful sleep then the fireworks woke me up. I fell asleep again but then something else woke me up and I was awake for about about 3 hours. The longer I was awake the more I anxious I became and the harder it was to fall back to sleep. And around and around it went.

No matter. I can always go to bed early. But I say that every night and come 8:00, BING!, it is time to be awake and do stuff so I stay up and regret it the next day. And around and around it goes.

I never get enough sleep. I stay up late at night, cause I’m Night Girl. Night Girl wants to stay up late. ‘What about getting up after five hours sleep?’, oh that’s Morning Girl’s problem. That’s not my problem, I’m Night Girl. I stay up as late as I want. So you get up in the morning,  you’re exhausted, groggy, oooh I hate that Night Girl! See, Night Girl always screws Morning Girl. There’s nothing Morning Girl can do…

-Jerry Seinfeld/Birdie

*Not my dog and not my  Grace Ward. I just liked the picture. Not my Baby Tut either. It is just my dream garden stolen off the internet. 

18 thoughts on “Out in the Garden

  1. Is that a doggy I see? Your garden looks pretty. I have drought tolerant plants cause I’m in CA and we are severely limited on watering. I’m a night girl too….

  2. Once upon a time I was night girl. These days I am morning crone. Very early morning crone. Usually hours before first light. Which means that morning crone is an anti-social tired cow by the time anyone else gets up.

  3. I am evolving into a different sleep girl and don’t know yet what the final outcome will be. I used to be an “early to bed early to rise girl” now I’m a “whatever direction the dog leads me girl”.

  4. I’m a morning girl. I wake around 5:00 if I’m lucky. Sometimes earlier. I have a hard time staying awake at night. Sleep. I think a lot of people, especially women, struggle with it as we age. Hormones and all that. Then there’s the full moon! Yes, there’s always that.

    I love heather and planted some in my garden last fall. It came up. Looked good. Then we had a cold snap and it has been struggling ever since. Baby Tuft? I wonder if that’s what we call Candy Tuft?

  5. At first, I was wondering if you had a dog, but then I knew better. You are a cat person until the day you die. I also read the last line in your blog entry. I too am trying to get my garden back in shape. I was busy all last week pulling weeds and cutting vines. It was crazy.

  6. Yes, that link you left on my blog DID lead to a blog! Yay! And now that I’m here and have read a few of your entries, I realize where I’ve seen “Birdie” before. On Mary Moon’s blog! I knew you were familiar.

    Cosmos are among my very favourite flowers. I hope you get those seeds sown soon.

    By the way, in case this Facebook way of signing in confuses you, it’s Kate — you commented on my entry about our dog Jenna.

  7. Over watering…yes. I love mine to death and God forbid I should bring them into the house, it’s dead man walking!

    I can so relate to the sleep thing, up ’till 1:am last night and can’t keep my eyes shut after 7:00, partly because the cat drags me out for food, food!
    Rose’s are my favorite, but then I prune them to death. But still it’s good to plant, glad you have that.
    Hope the “sandman” visit’s earlier.

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