In the Garden

This week was the state university extension’s ‘Summer Celebration’ and a couple of friends and myself got to attend.  It may have started out in the rain, but it ended up being a very nice day (even though the whole of the day was cloudy, dark, and almost dreary; but hey, at least the rain stopped while we were there and it wasn’t 100 + degrees like it has been lately).  No complaints here – although more sunshine would have made for better pictures so I will apologize in advance for the quality of my photos.  It was an all day event starting at 10 and ending at 6.  I wasn’t able to stay for the whole of it, but I did get some good information while I was there.

A few of the things I learned:

*It takes lots of patience and WORK if you want an organic garden and lots of beautiful flowers.  (This was something I knew before hand but still, it gets re-emphasized every time I look into anything gardening related. )

*Most people around here do NOT care much for an organic garden – it takes more work and there are too many pests, fungi, etc….

*The root of our lawn problem is more than likely because of our dirt- we need to work on that.

*I want to start composting.

*And lastly, I am still very much a gardening novice!

Gardening is a very beneficial hobby, it produces so many great things to eat and also to look at.  But as far as it being a hobby, I now think there is no way it is a hobby, it is and can be almost a full time job!  (Or at the very least, part time depending on the size of ones garden.)

Note to self: the gardening continues THROUGH the summer even when it is so HOT and HUMID out and the great indoors seems so much more enjoyable!

I wished that there was more time for me to take pictures, but here are a few I got while walking around.

And I thought these were really cool.  A great way to recycle old objects laying around the yard.  I don’t know if I will be making any out of box springs or bicycle tires, but I really liked the pipes and the barbed wire.

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