Monday, May 12, 2008

Digging continues

This still life arrangement makes it look like I know what I'm doing.

Purchased herbs to plant soon. Lemon balm which I love and make into a tea. Thyme, also a wonderful medicinal tea. Parsley and sage. Dill.

Only the area under the black plastic remains to be dug. I dug a large section the other day and was nearly comatose for two days so I have to return to a small segment at a time.

Beautiful white rocks like this abound in this area. I lugged a bigger one up from the roadside the other day to decorate the garding. Misspelling intentional. Garden is an active verb isn't it?

Eat dirt Buddha! This Buddha was given to me by some Cape Cod friends. Even though I moved up here with only as many possessions as fit in my car (!) he came along.


human being said...

Wow suki, what a wonderful post...
the story of your digging and planting... and the humor all through the end of the post i was so refreshed and laughing... like that Buddha...
sure i disregard his size!!!

human being said...

returned to tell you the quote on 'picture' was great ... i especially love this part:

'some of it only other observers are able to see.'

Cris in Oregon said...

Yes physically digging in dirt is hard. Especially after a loooooong winter indoors. But you do have the know how. shovel equals dig.. lol It will be beautiful & useful when done.
It is amazing what we do cart around with us when on the move. Our furniture came in a moving truck but a rose bush I dug up from our garden came with us in a VERY CROWDED VAN to be planted outside. Hey priorities. :)

Kim said...


I love your Buddha! He brings so much love to your already loved patch of ground! And you do sure seem to know what you are doing...a lot more than I know anyway. Ah, and the herbs you have chosen...some of my favorites, too.

You dig, girl!


Claudia said...

You were so diligent again, Suki! - As naming your farm, I was coming up with the following suggestions.

Secret Pond Farm
Woodland Pond Farm
Woodland Fields Farm
Enchanted Pond Farm
Blue Note Farm

Kind regards from

Forever Young said...

it certainly looks to me as if you know exactly what you're doing. and your budda is wonderful, he will look after you and lead you in the right direction!

Anonymous said...

Buddha Rocks! Very humus post. (bad pun) Yes, looks like you know what you are doing.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Digging always makes me feel one with nature. Enjoy your (heavy) work :-)

sukipoet said...

Hi Kim. Well I watched my gardening friends for years back on Cape Cod. Avid avid gardeners. One friend was always buying statues and doo dads for her garden.The other was a "master gardener." She had a goldfish pool in her garden. So, hopefully I learned by osmosis.

Claudia, those are great names. I esp love Enchanted pond Farm. I must pull myself together and write out the list of suggestions and move forward.

Hi FY. Lots of belly laughs come from Buddha.

Chewy thanks. As long as I look like I know what i'm doing, then I guess I'll make it. I do have my grandfather in my back ground too. He had gorgeous vegetable gardens. and Mom once at another house had a gorgeous flower garden. so maybe I inherited something or other from them. At least the desire to dig in dirt.

Britt-Arnhild, so true. Esp when I dig up worms.

Honour said...

Ah, I love how you changed your pictures on your blog. Now the well. (which because of Lynn, I also see the L :)) and the buddha. I laughed out loud to see the words "eat dirt buddha". He would SO approve of those words (I am being serious). It is my turn to dig and plant next weekend ... we never plant in Alberta until the long weekend in May. Never know when the last snowstorm will come. Your posting hints of future digging joys (!) ....

marianne said...

Love the Buddha! How nice that you can plant things now, weather must be ok now where you are!
My garden is nearly finished, still one part I need to "clean" after the winter and then just see everything grow again, also the weeds :)

sukipoet said...

Human being, I see I overlooked you somehow when reflecting on the comments. And you were the first to comment too. The laughing Buddha is always rotund. Maybe we are supposed to rub his belly and then bellylaugh.

Honor, I have only planted pansies and foxglove which the greenhouse lady said was ok to plant. All else awaits finding out when I can put them in the ground. It is still quite cold here at night and even the days are chill to my mind. so I haven't done any serious planting yet. The herbs are waiting.

Also, re: Buddha. There is a book titled something like "If you see the Buddha on the road, kill him." so I thought saying "eat dirt, Buddha" was along that line.

Marianne, You mentioned being able to plant now too. Just a few things. As said above still quite cold. I didn't comment yet, but greatly enjoyed the views of your beautiful yard, garden and fish pool.

Honour said...

Dear Suki,
Yes, I have read that phrase often too "If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him." That was exactly what I was thinking of when I sent my post :)

Patti said...

Yes, do take it easy - gardening is hard work! The herb garden will be wonderful, I really appreciate mine. I just love that fat Buddha, they exude so much joy!

sukipoet said...

Hi Patti. I'd love to see your garden. You seem to have such a long hot time, I can't even imagine what lovely things you can get to grow there. Be well, suki