Friday, March 23, 2012

grow baby grow




Yesterday as I was playing with cloth and colors, I noticed the blouse I'd torn up to dye with grapes last summer found its missing piece. They somehow ended up next to each other. I have no idea why I tore it like that but I want it to grow back together. And there's a lot of possibilities on how that can happen. I like the way it goes with the funky Kaffe Fassett cloud cloth (thanks again, Deanna!).

The buddha garden is our main vegetable garden -- circular with pathways at the four directions -- this wedge will be planted in peas. I have to lay tomato cages all over everything this time of year so the dogs won't dig -- you see, it's the perfect place for bones to be buried during the winter! My gardening approach is to try not to disturb the soil so I spread a layer of Azomite, a little dried manure or blood meal, and lots of compost on the surface. Then it's watered in and left alone for a few days before planting. This weekend with the waxing moon in Taurus is a prime planting time.

From all signs the bees are thriving and they are some thirsty girls. Hive-house spring cleaning seems to be the next beekeeping task for me, but I'm taking it slow -- March used to be our snowiest month, after all.

My mantra for the next few days is grow baby grow. Thanks for visiting -- happy weekending!

And what are you growing this weekend? xo


20 comments:

Martine said...

everything grows these days, thats how it has to be......happy weekend to you too.........
XXXm

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

ha, i have a similar issue with cats in my garden. they are a little more challenging. my strays that i feed year round love to play with the dirt. i have all kinds of things laying over the top of the soil too get it of be "cat proof" did you stitch the little squares or did the blouse come that way? nice colors.

deanna7trees said...

happy to see you're able to use that cloud cloth. i just came in from preparing things for planting. it is so beautiful outside today. will need to make a trip to the garden shop to get some color in the garden.

handstories said...

i hope to get some black beans this weekend, because i'm still amazed by those blues. your cloths look like a garden ready to be planted with seed stitches.

Nancy said...

Those fabrics look lovely together...so full of spring! We've cooled off a bit here and are expecting rain. Have a nice weekend.

Nanette said...

Look at your wonderful big dogs! I'd love to see more of them. I'd like to plant this weekend too, but I have competing demands on my time, so I'll just take it one moment at a time and see what happens. Grow baby grow is a great mantra,enjoy your weekend.

Jeannie said...

I sprinkled poppy seeds ontop of the dusting of snow so they would plant themselves as it melted. I am going to ask our exchange about getting Azomite. Our sand is so difficult to grow things in. I use manure, compost, and Ironite. I am going to wait before I get serious about planting, our weather has been too odd this year, but the bed is ready. Your cloth is beautiful and the cloud fabric adds such beautiful movement to the others. Have a wonderful weekend.

Snail Cloth said...

Thanks for the encouragement to plant something this weekend. I want to plant some parsley and some lettuce. I should make a space for peas as well.

Gracie said...

It's marvelous to see the bees up and about! And I thought the glorious dogs in the photo were horses when I first looked; something in each one's posture I suppose. Happy planting.

Deb G said...

potatoes, and onions, and peas, and spinach, and radishes, and poppies, and calandulas....Happy Spring!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Martine -- the ether is filled with that good growing vibe!

woman with wings said...

Hi Henrietta -- oh, yes, I think cats are harder to keep out of gardens -- I used to lay my rose cane prunings around. The only person it bothered was me next time I sunk my hands into it! The blouse came that way, that's why I liked it. So orderly and all. ;-)

woman with wings said...

Deanna, oh I so love the cloud cloth -- am saving it for the perfect place! Maybe this is it, we'll see. Happy gardening, we're probably as hot in CO as you are in TX! Crazy weather.

woman with wings said...

Cindy, you'll like it. And so easy. A real 2 in 1 -- dinner and cloth both. I like that idea of a garden to be planted. I was actually thinking about flowers but maybe rows instead?! Thanks!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Nancy -- oh, rain would be good here, too. Maybe it'll find its way...

woman with wings said...

Hi Nanette, they're my sweet girls, not real big but big, yes! I like dog dogs, you know, mixed breeds with substantial noses. And big smiles.

This is really way too early for us to be planting -- will be interesting to see how the rest of spring unfolds. Hope you had a good weekend!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, oh that's such a good way to sow poppies. And you could see where the seeds were against the snow! I'll have to remember that. I've used Azomite for a few years, it's easy and I think it helps everything. The first year I used it, a pear tree went into a second bloom -- that's my garden miracle with Azomite. I don't think it was necessarily good for the tree to do that but it happened. Thanks about the cloth. Hope you had a good weekend, too.

woman with wings said...

Becky, hope you got your seeds planted! Today is still a good day for planting, too...

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Gracie -- the bees seem happy, still drinking a lot of water -- something I didn't notice them doing last summer. The dogs would love to know they looked horse-like! We can't have horses where we live here -- I grew up with them though as a farmer/rancher's daughter, miss them.

woman with wings said...

Deb -- you planting goddess, you -- so many things -- Happy Spring your way, too!