Archive for April, 2007

The little devil.

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Does anyone know what this is? (Click for a larger view). It has silvery, deeply cut leaves reminiscent of a chrysanthemum, but my gardening partners swear it’s a weed (the loooooong root/runner does attest to some potential evilness, I have to admit). It’s a pity, because it’s so pretty that I’d like to leave it […]

Just Dreamy.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

The weather looks like it will finally break in a couple days – it just has to! It’s almost May! – and my Daydream tulips are perking up again. The Daydream tulips are probably my favorite tulip; they open a pale butter yellow and slowly tinge themselves apricot and tangerine. The 5 I planted three […]

Out of season.

Monday, April 16th, 2007

A potted gardenia has bloomed for me for the first time ever. This single blossom perfumes our entire guest room with its sweet, creamy, tropical smell; it’s strangely and exotically out of place next to the daffodils shivering just on the other side of the window glass. I have plans to transplant it outside in […]

Oh noes I missed Caturday

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

But at least this image basically describes how I’m feeling today anyway. It’s wet, it’s raining, it’s grey, and I know I’m going to have to spend approximately four hours tomorrow bailing out my potato pond again. I spent all morning cleaning hard – I scrubbed the house to a sparkle, I even windexed the […]

Not going so well.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

This is what I chose to replicate for my first stained glass project ever. I love poppies. I love Arts & Crafts-style stuff. Perfect! Except that it was way, way, too advanced. Look at all those curves! Look at those tiny fiddly bits! I know that now. So… this is what it came out looking […]

We do our part.

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Another reason to be proud of community gardener’s efforts to provide our families with homegrown, organic produce at the cost of the sweat of our brows. Blogs Beth: I learned in one of my classes [at the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference] that on average it takes ten calories of fossil fuel to get one […]

Fickle April

Monday, April 9th, 2007

A week of temperatures reaching into the 80’s, and now this? Beautiful, but… pray for my newly planted lettuces.

What I did this weekend

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Josh says it best. -laugh-

Lovin’ that fire

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

A few members of the Greenbelt Pottery Guild, myself included, did a reduction firing down in Mt. Rainier a few weeks ago and just got the results back on Wednesday. You can see a slightly larger photo here. We had no idea what our glazes, designed for oxidation firing (electric: think an oven that can […]

It’s Caturday!

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

In case you didn’t know: Courtesy of I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?. Happy weekend!