GARDEN DIARIES

Our garden is complete. This morning I put in three tomato plants, cilantro, oregano, basil, two sweet Italian pepper plants and something else I forget. I'd take pictures, but I'm too tired. Yesterday we all went down to the City Market where they were having this big plant sale and we all loaded up. My favorite thing is the little blood orange tree we bought my mom for Mother's Day. The lady told my mom that she'll probably even get fruit off of it this year! We were unprepared for the size and scope of the plant sale. We got there kind of late, it was crowded and parking was a bitch, but it was worth it. I think we could have spent all day there. There were a couple of things I wanted, but didn't get. One was this beautiful hanging chenille plant. We saw a guy walking with it and asked him where he got it. He told us he'd taken the last one. He was buying it for his 90 year old mother. I think she deserved it more than me. The other thing was a miniature olive tree. This I could go back for and just might have to.

It was a good day. And since I don't have pictures of the garden, I leave you with these mushrooms that have popped up in a bale of hay we had sitting in the backyard. It's given me an idea. I think I can grow mushrooms in the basement!

Shrooms