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Wednesday, April 13, 2005


You should've seen me trying to garden last night in my flippy pink skirt and pointy-toed shoes. OK, you can see me, winter pallor and all (make that year-round pallor):

I was so excited to get started potting my herbs when I got home that I couldn't be bothered with changing clothes. But I quickly realized I would have to sit down and get a little dirty, so I went and put on something more reasonable.

I had three pots left over from my brief foray into pot painting six years ago, but they really weren't big enough. The POs left lots of nice-sized pots in the crawlspace, but when I went to fetch them, a big fat spider was guarding the entrance and I just couldn't muster up the courage to get past him.

I'm sounding more and more like a powderpuff every minute, huh?

Anyway, I potted what I could - the corsican mint, rosemary and lavendar - and left the rest for today when my manly hubby can bring the pots out of the dark and dismal crawlspace.

Aren't they just darling? And the rosemary and mint smell divine. I'm a great lover of minty things.

Oh, but there's bad news. I finally got around to measuring the Hoosier cabinet, and that butthead is three inches too wide. I don't know what to do now. I guess I can just put it somewhere else in the house and find something else for that spot. Ugh, what a disappointment.

Now I'm thinking maybe a little corner cabinet would work best for that narrow space.


Kasmira said...

Every evening, when I arrive home, I can't help tiptoeing around the yard (in my usual spike heels and skirt) to inspect what's growing. My neighbors must think me mad.

Your herbs look adorable!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous said...

Your potted herbs look nice. My neighbors are growing "herbs" or something in their back yard. They haven't mowed in months.

– Texas T-bone

2:24 PM  
Sabrina said...

Hey, Kristin.
I absolutely LOVE the potted herbs. I bought a bunch of the Corsican Mint last year to plant between our patio blocks....I don't see it coming back up yet this year. :( I wanted it between the patio bricks cause its soft to walk on, can take being walked on, AND lets off such a nice scent when walked on.
Good choice in my opinion!!!


4:13 PM  
Jocelyn said...

Did you really garden in those shoes? How fabulous. It is so strange because I have seen 2 pictures of peoples feet on house blogs this week and I went to school with someone years ago who is a photographer and has a whole series of "feet" photos. Check her out at www.bridgetshields.com if interested. Those shoes look so perfect with those herbs too. ;o)

9:33 PM  
Jess said...

There are more skirt and pointy toed shoe gardeners out there than you realize... I go out in a dress and sunhat on Saturdays and the neighbors all think I'm crazy (except the older ones who grew up in the fifties--they think I'm the only normal young person.) There's something delightfully counterculture about being "dressed" and digging in the dirt at the same time.

Cute shoes, by the way!

12:40 PM  
Kristin said...

I want one of those '50s sundresses and a big straw hat to wear in the garden.

9:06 AM  

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