Friday, March 20, 2009

The White House Grows A Vegetable Garden

I was pleased to read an article about the Obama's starting a vegetable garden on the South Lawn - Read here.

I finally bought an organic gardening book The Garden Primer to help me with my vegetable and herb garden.
The composting is coming along just fine and I've even planted a small rosemary plant that I purchased at the farmer's market about two months ago. It hasn't died on me yet so it must be happy. The Cilantro and Italian Parsley didn't survive the indoors so they never even made it to the backyard. I had the plants inside because I was afraid they wouldn't survive the continuous rains we were having right after I bought them. I will try again. 

It's 3:37 in the morning and I should be asleep, but I've been feeling antsy about not posting anything for a while. I'm frazzled from organizing Toot's birthday party that is finally happening this Saturday. I wish I had the inspiration to take photos to post here, but I'm feeling overwhelmed about the whole thing. It's obvious I'm not the party making kind of mom. She will have a wonderful time and we are looking forward to seeing the joy in her face when we finally get to celebrate her day. For over a year now she's been wearing an old beat up birthday hat she got at someone's birthday party. (this is where a photo of the hat would be great). She's going to love her party and it's going to be well worth these sleepless nights. 

I've got to get back to bed. We've got a doctor's appointment later this morning. 


  1. Ahh Plants and parties. 2 of my favourite things in the world.

    Honestly. I love the greens.

    Hope the party goes grt.

  2. That's great that your rosemary is thriving. Sorry to hear about the others. If it's any consolation, I killed a basil plant under the same circumstances a while back. The book looks like something I should consider buying. Good luck with the party! It's going to be tons of fun, I just know it!!! Peace.

  3. Hello!
    tantra flower- The rosemary is just barely making it. Since I've posted this it's been looking a little weak. Maybe too much water? I'll have to check my new handy dandy gardening book to see what I can do.
    It's a good read and a lot thicker than I expected. Got it through amazon at a good price "like new".

    I guess we all have our mourning plant stories which will later make us a little more sensitive to their individual needs.

  4. P.S...good to see your pretty face on your profile photo.

  5. I tried to grow some culinary plants last year but unlikely my cats ate them...uggggggg! wish you have more luck with yours and keep going!!
    I love your paintings