I use the term “garden” lightly. More like 99% weeds, dirt, rocks and concrete, 1% pretty sunflowers and tomato plant. So maybe this year wasn’t the year our backyard turned into a lush green oasis, but I’d say the fact that the sunflowers are huge and the tomato plant is growing insanely fast means we’ll get there eventually. Maybe my black thumb is slowly getting a green tinge to it. I’ve been loving coming out back after my work day is done while dinner is cooking or after we’ve finished eating. By then it’s cool enough and the sun isn’t quite so blazing hot on my skin. I visit my little garden and let the dogs out with me so they can do some exploring. They’re still only allowed out under supervision since there are a lot of foxtails and for some reason when they get bored they start eating them. Blaine is out there everyday after work working on the jeep he’s flipping and takes care of the garden on nights I work later.
I was thrilled to see that a few tiny green tomatoes are finally growing when I went out there last night! Last year our last tomato plant grew nicely too, but either wasn’t growing anything or an animal was taking the tomatoes before I saw them. I spotted 3 total last night and I’m so excited to watch them grow. I’m thinking we need to stake our sunflowers because they are leaning towards the sun and falling over now that the tallest one is about three feet tall. Might be time for another run to Home Depot. I was there the other day trying to find a houseplant or two, but sat there for over 15 minutes looking up all the plants and finding out all but one type are toxic to cats. Go figure! I might try the local nursery and see if there’s someone there that knows if they have any plants that are non-toxic to cats so I don’t have to sit on my phone looking them all up. My mom always had a dozen or more houseplants when I was growing up and I always teased her that she was trying to turn the house into jungle. Well, I guess you do eventually turn into your mother because I’m craving greenery all over our home. At least I have a mom who can help me keep them alive, right?