Posted on Mar 9, 2011

Favorite Photos of the Month

Whitney and I recently celebrated our one year anniversary and from it sprouted an amazing new camera she got for me, the Nikon L110. This camera is by far the best one I have ever owned because it gives off the impression that I am a decent photographer. Did I mention it’s amazing?
In the last month Whitney and I have become religious about taking photos, so I’m going to dedicate this post to showing a couple of my favorite photos we’ve taken.

cait and whit
jam sniffs
Pretty Pansies
Lavender
cait
whitney at the front door

 

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

Bitches and Hoes

Although there is always room for change in my garden, as of now I am 100% satisfied with the transformation of our balcony. What was once a barren communal space has now become abundant with vegetation and can now only sit 2. I decided this week that it’s time to move on.

At first I started small with the balcony and seeds. However, in the past couple months I’ve acquired 3 flats of seeds now holding 24 different vegetables, and I’m pretty sure my balcony is going to collapse any day due to the weight of the 2 raised beds holding 15 different vegetables and herbs. Clearly my eyes are bigger than my stomach in this case.

When Whitney and I first moved into our house in Santa Cruz we did some major chainsaw destruction to the “backyard” (well, it’s more of an obtrusive path with heinous bushes and dirt plots scattered around) but alas we let the weeds come back and it looks like crap again.
rip it out
We do have a few things back there that keep us checking, like our compost pile that we like to churn once a week or so, the Honeydew Melon and corn plot that Whitney just made, and the Blueberry bush that I just won in a raffle in my Edible Landscaping class! But we need more, we need it to become our other little haven but bigger than our 2 person balcony.

So I’m moving on, this is my new project.
cait

 

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

Here’s What I’m Into

You know those times when you get so excited about something new in your life that you don’t even know where to begin with it? Well, that’s how I feel now, for the first time ever.

Here’s what’s getting me all hot and bothered lately.

1) Gardening: Since 2009 I’ve grown 4 gardens and maintained 3 of them. They were all very small in size and very prolific in their harvest. I fell in love with my first garden while watering it everyday; it was the smell of wet dirt and the feeling of wet leaves that really turned me on to it.
At first, it was a past time, a hobby, and something to chat about, now it’s my passion.

2) Photography: I’ve always loved looking at photos and taking photos too, but for the first time photography seems like part of my life. Maybe it was just that I didn’t think I had much to document before, but now I can’t stop taking pictures. Everyday I want to document the growth of my little balcony garden, the thing I’m so proud of. I want to take pictures of other people’s gardens and post what I like about them, and pictures of peoples lawns and post what I dislike about them. I feel a great desire to share what I see and love and I’m happy I’ve found the right way for me to do that.

3) Blogging: This is my first blog. It kind of feels like writing in a journal, which is not very natural for me. However, I look forward to utilizing this space to post the wealth of information I intend on acquiring about gardening, edible landscaping, and sustainability.
I’m also trying to get in the habit of using Twitter and Facebook to show what I’m doing with my garden and to see what others are doing as well.

There is a lot of learning for me to do on gardening, photography and blogging, and I’m excited for the journey and hope to keep you along for the ride.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

I love Glenns Garden

I just read this post from Glenns Garden.

Time to start getting those seeds started for planting this spring. Seed starting is all about timing and just a bit of luck. Different vegetables need different times to grow after germination before being set out in the garden. Start them too soon and they may be to leggy by the time the ground is ready for planting. To help you with this I have come up with a list of commonly grown vegetables and the times they can be set out before the last frost date or after the last frost date.

via Getting Started Seed Starting | Glenns Garden.

Posted on Sep 6, 2010

cait’s test post

hey there,

just testing things out.

Beets