Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Good luck getting that song out of your head for a few days. You're welcome.

I officially have a farmer's tan/sunburn. Woot! It's drop-dead sexy; I'm not gonna lie. Yep, spent the morning in the sun yesterday, and now I'm nice and lobster-y. Oh, the joys of my skin. On top of the sex-ay sunburn, I'm also aching all over from lots of hoeing. And no, I haven't started hooking to pay off the new laptop. Jeremy and I actually planted our garden and front yard flowerbed yesterday. We've planted a lot this year, including little J.M. so pray we don't kill anything everything.

We started with lots of plants, four bags of mulch, and two very obviously neglected garden plots.

And ended up with a pretty little vegetable garden and a sorta okay flowerbed.

A little underwhelming...

even more underwhelming.
Hey, so we may not be master-gardeners yet ever, but we sure enjoyed our little foray into gardening. And once the vegetable garden is all grown up, maybe I'll even cook something using our very own, home-grown peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini. If someone knows of a dish using all three, even better! Let me know, and Jeremy and I will be sustained all summer on said dish from our garden alone...

By the way, I wanted to share with you guys a contest I'm participating in that I think is way fun for a new blog that One Mixed Bag introduced me to. Do Sweat the Small Stuff needs a pen name! Help her out by clicking below:

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  1. We are the WORST gardeners. We have tried and tried and all that grows is herbs (not the worst thing though!) I hope it all fills in for you soon and you feel a little less underwhelmed!

  2. I spent the day looking out the window at snow falling. Jealous of your sun, but not the sunburn:)

  3. Roy is a Master Gardener. He is so itching to get into the dirt. Me, I'm a pointer gardener. "Oh, that is pretty will you plant that for me?" (Pointing to said pretty)

    So when are you going to start the hooking? Are you going to have business cards? I can make you a stamp. Kind of like a stamp you get at a coffee shop. Frequent "buyer" stamp. I'm a helper.

  4. Can't wait to see what you whip up with your own little veggies!

  5. Stopping by from Sunday Hop - Yep, I don't have a green thumb and now living in South Florida I am even more clueless about gardening. Great blog.


  6. I'm a new follower from the sunday hop! I am a terrible gardener, though i try yearly!
    would love a follow back! :)

    Christy @

  7. I always thought they should have an exercise DVD for gardeners so we could get in shape for Spring LOL

    Thanks for stopping by the hop at WynnieBee's - have a wonderful week!

  8. Dang you with this

    Just went outside on the deck to uncover the patio furniture and move all my planters out into the sun...unzipped the umbrella and..voila!


    Once again, they managed to make a huge nest up inside the covered umbrella; they now have control until my hubs runs to Home Depot and buys a flame thrower or some other manly bug-eradicating device. Spring!


  9. I am totally seeing the awesome potential in your little plot! I'm sure it'll be wonderful :)

  10. We've had a horrid time gardening- no success in the last 3-4 years. Good luck!
    Catching up on my blog hopping- better late than never, right?

    When you get the chance come visit me too!

  11. I kill plants. I can't even keep a cactus alive - and you have to actually TRY to kill those things usually (I didn't...). So I wish you much luck in your gardening adventures my friend! I hope your Sunday was wonderful and have a fabulous week!!!

  12. Looks like a promising garden! I wish I could also grow my own vegetables. I'm your 100th follower here from the weekend blog hop. Hope you could follow me back. Thanks!

  13. Ohhh, I am sure your tan is awesome, haha. Hey, I think with all that hard work you put it, that garden will grow!! And yes, thanks for the tune in my head now :)

  14. Yup, you're right: I'll be singing that damn song for days now! Might even have to put it on my iPod!

  15. omg, i got a farmers tan this weekend too! i went to the park to watch my bf play frisbee and when i got home i realized my arms were beat red! of course today my students were like, miss! you got a tan? im like .. no, this is called a burnnn and it hurts. anddd it looks ridiculous! also, im so excited things finally started blooming in nyc i was considering starting a little garden of my own!! yours is an inspiration! :)


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