Links Roundup 04/21/17

Written by Natalie Luhrs

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April 21, 2017

I’ve spent entirely too much time this week dealing with or writing about annoying things, to the point where the prospect of going to work today was not making me happy, so I decided yesterday that I’d take a vacation day and use it to get our patio more or less in order.

I picked up two giant planters and a bunch of potting mix from the store last night (and was able to haul it around back all by myself which is pretty amazing) and I’m planning on re-potting the mints that survived the winter in one of them and the other one will be for herbs that are yet to be purchased–I’ll be hitting up a local nursery for those and getting a hummingbird feeder while I’m at it. I think I’m also going to pick up some annuals to go in the pots that the mint is vacating, but I’m not sure what yet.

We also have a flower bed under our bedroom window that needs something done with it. Right now it’s full of red rock (sigh) and a few stumps. There are also weeds coming up, so I guess the first step is weeding the damn thing. I’m thinking that it may become either a small flower garden or a more extensive herb garden than what I can put in a planter. We’ll see.

At any rate, the yard is finally in good enough shape that our irritating neighbor can go jump off a bridge if she doesn’t like what we’re doing. Our style of landscaping is much less formal than hers and I’m much more inclined to let plants do what they want to do, as opposed to ruthlessly forcing them into conformity.

I may be overthinking this.

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1 Comment

  1. ConFigures

    Problematic: “Because, again–a book that “fails” one test may be the only book that passes another one that you are not even aware of.”

    Yep. I have my issues with TMtL and SS, but it has some interesting ideas and I’m not making anyone read it. 🙂

    Orchestra: hey, my community orchestra WMGSO is in its fourth year of doing all-original arrangements, some of which “arrangements” are full-blown symphonies drawing on video game music.

    Jedi: Yep. I knew it was wrong, and trouble, from The Phantom Menace on. The article is good at showing why, and the larger picture.


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