"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, May 9, 2008

Another plot of dirt... another plan!

Now that the greenhouse is up and seeds are sprouting, there is not a lot to do but wait for the time to transplant them. The greenhouse has been built inside of a small garden that has a small fence running around it. Not much has grown there over the past years except for a few tomatoes and tulip bulbs. The grass has overtaken much of the ground( if you look at earlier posts). There is a large flower bed that runs along in front of the garden area. So I have decided to try to make the grounds look pretty with flowers such as zinnia and cosmos. But I also want a stone walk leading up to the door of the greenhouse and going along side in the garden.
The first step was to break up the ground with the tiller. As you can see, I still have that stubborn grass along the edges that I will have to pull.
Here is the door of the greenhouse. That icky mat is there until I place the stones I want for a walk. As you can see, I have much to do. I think laying the stones will be easier than pulling the grass and getting the flower bed cleared. I hope by next week, I can post a picture of a beautiful stone walk way. Any suggestions on getting rid of the persistent grass without killing the flowers?


Julie said...

Oh, Kathleen!
How exciting!!!! That beautiful, empty piece of canvas of land.....I can't wait to see what comes next!

Happy, Happy Mother's day!

Daisy said...

Hello Kathleen! I don't know if this will help you or not, but I have heard that if you pour either boiling water, vinegar, or plain table salt onto weeds and grasses growing where you don't want them that it will kill them without using harmful commercial weedkillers.
I really enjoy your blog! I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to add a link to your blog at my blogs.
Have a happy Mother's day!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I echo what daisy said - boiling salted water or hot water with vinegar - but I know how tenacious west Texas bermuda grass can be! What a lovely set up - you are just going to be a bloom festival. BTW the azalea in a pot on your porch is PERFECT. You are really enjoying your gardening - I'm just trying to keep it alive right now -we are covered up with renovations at apartments we manage.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kathleen! I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing what new things you are planning. I so love your greenhouse. Can't wait to see your pics when your walkway has been completed. I'm trying to convince my hubby that I need a greenhouse also. We'll need to see how that goes.
Hope you had a great Mother's Day.


Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi everyone, thanks for the info on the weeds and grass. I am going to give it a try. Blessings, Kathleen