Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Meantime

It's been a while since I posted anything, and a couple people have asked.
Sorry about that. Here's the situation:
I recently moved 300 miles away, so I honestly don't know what's up with the patch of flowers at this point.
The last time I was back home, I looked, and the spot was full of plants coming up. I can't say whether they were the flowers, or just weeds, because there weren't actually any flowers yet, but whatever the plants were, they were growing fine.
I would have taken a picture anyway, but I didn't have my camera.
Next time I'm back in town, I'll check it out and try to get some pictures. At present, I don't have any plans to be back there before July, but either way I will make an effort to keep an update.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Sprouts

Went to check the garden today after being away for several days. At first glance, it seemed unremarkable, but then I took a closer look. Hey - what's that?

A sprout? Nice! So this magic paper does work!
After spotting that, I took an even closer, careful look, and found a couple more.

Wonderful! It's making some progress after all.
This looks like it could be promising after all. Keep checking to see how things go as the weather continues to warm up. With a bit of luck, this could be a nice patch of flowers by April.

I also found a couple encroaching bits of grass, which I pulled up, and a little of what might be clover, which I left in case it's actually flowers too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Uncovering

I was away the past few days, but I trust that the sprinklers did their job. The ground was damp when I checked today.
Also, the paper had come exposed in a couple spots.

I covered it back up, and sprinkled some more water, and cleared away a couple little bits of encroaching grass.
I wonder if I should sprinkle some plant food? I will take a look in the shed, and see whether there is any. It probably won't hurt the process.

Don't count on another update unless there's something interesting to see. Don't think I'm abandoning the project, though. I'll keep checking on the little plot, watering as necessary, and look for signs of growth. I just won't bother posting lame things like this every day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Wait

Nothing to see today. I was going to take new pictures, but they would have looked exactly the same as this one from yesterday:

So instead I'll just repost it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Anticipation

I looked all around for a watering can, really. It doesn't seem like we have one, so substitutions had to be made.

I won't have to worry overly much about the watering, as irrigation in the yard is automated, and there's a soaker hose nearby. I'll be checking to make sure the soil stays moist, though, and keeping up with the drinks as necessary.

At this point, all I can do is wait a bit. I'll be checking on the spot tomorrow, make sure the area doesn't dry out, and post pictures when there's anything to see.

The Stick

Of course, it was necessary to make a stake, both to remember where I had planted the thing, and as a reminder of where it came from.

On the reverse is a nod to why I'm doing this in the first place.

The Intruder

At this point, Milton came outside to see what I was up to.

I left him to check it out while I went to make a label.