June 01, 2007

Long Distance Gardening

One of the hardest things for me this spring and summer is the fact that my potential garden is on the other side of town. I miss my old flower beds and vegetable gardens and sometimes wonder how my old friends are blooming. I wouldn't be thinking so much about my old garden, but for the fact that I don't really have a garden yet at the new house, and since we aren't there, I can't spend much time tending the garden any way.

Before we sold our old house, I moved a lot of plants across town. We made a big flowerbed down the side of the driveway and created some beds in front of the house. Things are growing nicely, although the short, 18" max sunflowers I planted are now 3'+, so the beds are a bit more crowded than I'd expected, but that's not much of a problem. The beds are full of weeds along with the flowers though and I haven't even had time to mulch.

I wanted to have a vegetable bed, and we certainly have room for one, but I don't have the time to tend to it, water it, weed it, or even harvest anything. I'm trying to decide whether to give up on a garden completely or if I should buy a determinate tomato plant or two and some basil for a few easily movable pots. Doing that would probably make me happy, but the thought of settling for that "garden" is kind of depressing. Sigh.


It's almost a blessing you didn't put in vegetables already--it has been too dry to depend on rainwater.

Posted by: Meredith at June 1, 2007 08:08 AM

My new garden is about an hour and fifteen minutes from my current house and the kicker is that I drive by it on my new commute. Thank goodness we will be moving next week. I'll still have to wait and plan before planting, but this time it's a clean slate as opposed to a reclamation campaign.

Good luck in the new house.

Posted by: George at June 8, 2007 02:17 PM