Monday, August 16, 2010
Such a lazy weekend. It rained all Sunday morning, into the early afternoon. This effectively cut out lawn mowing and much necessary weeding. Do I sound disappointed?
After coffee drinking and Sunday Times reading, errands were run and lunch consumed, a movie was required. We watched It's Complicated. I expected it to be pretty. I didn't expect it to be so funny or to have the best getting high scene I have seen for years. Also I didn't expect to be so inspired by the beautiful potager. And want to recreate it on a much smaller scale. But I was and I do.
Now I'm pretty sure if I go back a post or two I can read the truth about gardening in Virginia. I believe I referred to it as the tropic of Virginia. But like love, gardening is a triumph of hope over experience. And even though I am off to pull up my tomato plants and the beetle riddled eggplant and my peach has leaf curl. Though I haven't sown a single seed for fall crops yet.....
I want to cut down the strangely growing maple tree planted 6 or 7 years ago that shades too much of the back including the fig. Maybe take out the ga-huge Japanese pussy willow we planted from a rooted stem. And bring back the light, put in some raised beds, leave some lawn to be the paths between them. And give the plants some room to breathe. And the freaking mosquitos more time to get at me.
As long as Alec Baldwin doesn't show up naked I think I'm on to something. Or has the heat and Hollywood made me delusional?