I have never been an outdoorsy kind of person, and have never, ever, had any interest in yard work or gardening. I like (most) indoor plants, as they tend to add a lovely ambiance to your home, especially philodendrons. I guess the main reason I have never liked gardening is that I’m from Florida, where it’s too hot to do anything. At least for me, it is.
However, after apartment-living the first 5 years after I moved here to Ohio, we finally rented a house, and I began my journey into gardening. I started with daisies since they’re my favorite flower. To my surprise, they actually GREW! So the next season I added dahlias, and they seemed happy as well, much to my joy.
Now are are buying a house, and I have an entire front yard that, at one time, probably was nicely landscaped with daffodils, hyacinthias, daylillies, tulips, and other stuff. I have a LOT of gardening room and the ideas occupy my thoughts, many times, late into the night. Not kewl for sleeping, I can assure you. I can tell that this has now become my new passion!
I have quite a few tulips – red, white, yellow, and pinks. Beautiful. I filled in with a couple of asiatic lillies, dahlias, and of course daisies. Though the flowers are gorgeous, I’m not happy with the layout, so will probably dig them all up next spring and re-do the garden area.
My most recent interest tho, is in making a raised-bed garden in the middle of my front yard. I was going to use landscaping timber, but then saw a pic of a raised bed using those pink-colored bricks. Not the bricks that houses are build from, but industrial-type bricks, shown below.
Best thing is, they’re free. They came with our house!
So using these, I’m going to build one of these two raised beds out in the middle
of my front yard. I’m not sure which one yet. What do you think?
Our hearts, sympathies, and prayers go out to the victims, and all affected, by the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
God bless you all.
I am VERY sad.
Glad you asked.
- It saddens me that there are veterans out here who are hungry, penniless, even homeless.
- It saddens me (although I am VERY glad they do it) that the V.A. Centers, such as ours on Belmont Ave, has to take in food, toiletries, and other non-perishable items for our veterans who are desperately in need.
- It saddens me enough that a wonderful organization is even needed to pass out sack lunches, toiletries, and clothing, 2 Saturdays per month on Front Street in Youngstown. It GREATLY saddens me that many of the recipients are United States Veterans.
- The fact that football/baseball/basketball, etc players sign contracts for MILLIONS of dollars per year to hit, kick or bounce a ball; yet the men and women who fought for our freedoms and the “rights” that so many like to spout off at the mouth about, often draw a pension that doesn’t begin to cover their expenses and needs, and they have to find meals in soup kitchens and food pantries, and many can’t afford anything better than run-down apartments – IF that.
Something has to be done. If the government won’t do it, WE must.