Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pupdate #16 (Linus puts his work gloves on)

The Trinidad neighborhood in NE DC gets a bad rap, but the truth is that there are many beautifully maintained early 20th c. townhouses and charming postage-stamp gardens in our area. In an attempt to hop on the bandwagon--and excited at finally living in a place that has a yard--I began Memorial Day buying and potting plants for a small container garden in the front yard. Our yard now boasts:
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes (Roma and Patio)
  • Mexican roses (Portulaca)
  • Lemon thyme
  • Lemon verbena
I have a whole bag of potting soil left over, so I might go crazy (or is that grow crazy? Ha!) and buy some more plants...maybe mint and parsley so I can have fresh tabbouleh all summer. And maybe some cucumbers for gazpacho. Mmm....

Of course, Linus did his bit to help:

He's so "handy"!

I also celebrated the holiday by biking to the Mall (I still find it trippy to be living so close to Monument Central) and watching my crazy dad and his crazy friends march in the parade on Constitution Avenue:

Then I shopped. Really, all my Memorial Day lacked was burgers and watermelon.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Damn!
I sure could have used the mighty Linus today in MY Garden...He does like digging, right?

Keep me posted on your Patio Garden and I'll link to it from my page via the upcoming "Grow-Off" section...

Exhausted and Blistered,
Phil