Monday, April 9, 2012

Greetings Banana!

Being a homeowner is a wonderful feeling. Jay and I have been busy but we have a "to do list" and a "want list." We decided to hold off remodeling the kitchen until after he graduates the academy. We hear horror stories of being out of a kitchen for months, so that is something we can't afford right now. We agreed that we are going to remodel the master bath soon. We just have to find time in our crazy schedule to pick out style of tiles, toilet, sink and cabinet. Not to mention to call the guy for a quote. Abel did great and inexpensive work at Santa's place, so we are hoping to get a deal too.

In the meantime, I finally got to a minor project that I've been wanting to do for a long time. The two times I made plans to garden it rained. In fact, it rained when I bought the plants too, but I didn't care. I just had to buy them and wait for a weekend to plant them.

This is the BEFORE! I know... the weeds had gotten out of hand. The previous owner had a mastiff and I guess he dug up holes everywhere, so they put rocks in the holes. I found that out when I was digging the holes for the new plants.
The dirt was a mixture of clay, sand and dark, black, anoxic soil. I added fertilizer and spaced out the plants. We have 3 calla lilies and 3 Iceberg roses alternatively placed.

And while I was gardening Banana was super intrigued with everything I was doing. If I was packing the soil, he would come and investigated. I'm not sure who he belongs to, but it was super cute and made me miss Angelina and Maxwell! Maybe instead of a dog (or 2), I will ask for cats. The only problem I see is there claws that scratch stuff and the kitty litter smell.

Voila... I'm done plants and evening out the soil. I placed bricks/rocks on the roses to help the plants not lean over. Once they settle in and I know they will survive, I will place little, tiny rocks.


cindy said...

If you don't know who the cat belongs to, how do you know it's named Banana?

Also, we started using a cat litter Genie, from the makers of Diaper Genie. The thing works! It's a special cat crap trash can that you dump the cat litter scoopings into, and it seals off the smell. You can go about 2 weeks between changings of the Genie bag for 1 cat.

Jane Doe said...

I read the name tag :)