April Showers bring May Flowers?

At least I hope so! I Don't mind rains so much, but I do wish it would rain weekdays when I'm at work. My backyard still needs work, but at least I managed to get mulch into the vegetable garden.

Made a slight mistake when I bought some Mulch last week: I purchased some Vigoro Mulch that turned out to have weed killer in it.

Vigoro makes good products and we use their fertilizer for plants and vegetables, but  you don't want to use any chemicals when your planting vegetables that you intend to eat. Luckily, I realized my mistake before putting it on the vegetable garden. We'll  use it for roses, our gladiolus, gardenia and Asiatic Lilies. Instead, I was able to get Scotts Mulch which works out nicely as it has no chemicals in it.

My wife handles the flowers in our yard, I handle the lawn and the vegetables which is also my contribution to the kitchen as I can't cook.

So far we have:

  • Roses
  • a Gardenia plant
  • lots of Gladiolus
  • an Asiatic Lily
  • a Hydrangea
  • Assorted Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Basil
  • pepper
  • a Grape tomato plant
  • 3 Beefsteak Tomatoes plants
  • Cucumber (Yet to be planted)
  • String beans (Yet to be planted)

It's a lot of work, but worth it. I think that doing hard work for your own reward is a goods thing. Should all look good within the month.

Music I'm listening to now:
"Pretty Vegas" by INXS from their "Switch" album.


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