A Little Garden in the Rain

One of the things I miss most about living here in our new locale is the wonderful garden space I had in Victoria. My sweet husband dug up a little patch of grass in our present narrow back yard (we live on a corner lot), edged it with blocks and hauled in dirt. The back yard is fenced so the deer can't get in, but it doesn't get a lot of sunshine. I've planted cucumber, zucchini, lettuces, spinach, green beans, some herbs and in a long trough not seen in this photo, some scallions and carrots.

On the deck in the front of the house, where there will be lots of sunshine, once it decides to appear, I have a couple of containers with strawberries, and some tomato plants. I planted these last weekend, took the photos right away, and looking at them this morning I notice that they've grown a little in spite of the wet, cold spring we're having. I also have a pot of cherry tomatoes bought at a farmer's market last weekend that has been in a hothouse and is further ahead.

Tomorrow I write my final exam in Medieval History I, and then on the 17th of June, French Composition. Then, I'm taking a break and oh, I feel like a child longing for the end of school! I have all sorts of plans, including sewing, painting, puttering in the yard, reading for pleasure, and of course...wedding preparations!

I keep telling myself, it's just a couple more weeks - I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!


  1. Of course you can, you can , you can! Nearly there now.

  2. I am finding it very hard to think of gardening in this yucky weather. Clarice

  3. Hmm, who is getting married? It is amazing how much longer our growing season is here in the SOUTH!

  4. I know you can, I know you can.
    Yes this Spring has not been very good for growing anything yet but there is still time....:-)Hugs

  5. I know you can! It's wonderful to have help with the gardening and does hubby help with the studying as well? So much to look forward to this summer and it's just around the corner.

  6. Your weather sounds a bit like mine. And your schedule - quite impressive. Both of those classes sound challenging, but enjoyable. I can see why you are craving the school year coming to an end. There is something about just being able to putter. Good luck with your exams!

  7. I looked at your photo and wondered why the floor was shiny. Oh! That must be what rain looks like. I would love to hear the sound of thunder and rain - maybe, just maybe, we'll get some in June.

  8. I think you can too! And you'll be all done...just when the weather takes a turn for the better. All the best.

  9. Soon........and you'll be free to do all of the other things that you love - because, although it's hard to imagine when you're in the thick of it - you must love a lot of things about being a student!
    See you tomorrow!

  10. Medieval History? I love that! Tres cool.

  11. Good Morning Lorrie,

    YES...YOU CAN!! I always heard that if you want something done, let a person that is super busy do it! You prove that in everything you do! Your drive and ambition is amazing!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Just think Lorrie, with a small garden like this you will have less weeding to do and sometimes I have been amazed by the abundance that's found in a small garden. You will have some time to study as you drink lemonade on your chaise lounge because it's your turn to get some sunny weather! good luck with that final!


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