The other morning the boys and I spent some time in the backyard tending to the plants. We trimmed back the herbs in Herb’s Garden, and replanted the rosemary to give it a better position near the drip hose. We planted some new lemon balm and lemon verbena. We also requested that the local nursery hold a quart-sized lemon grass for us when the next shipment arrives. You may notice a theme, we are selecting plants that are natural mosquito repellents.
On a whim I got a six-pack of starter trailing nasturtiums and we’ve improvised a trellis for them to cascade down: some modified orange juice jugs with plenty of holes for drainage. We also have a pack of nasturtium seeds that the boys and I may attempt to grow as well. Hopefully everything survived the planting process and I get the drip hooked up so everything is properly watered. Eventually I plan to procure some dill and basil, but it is still too early in the season for that.
The tooth fairy dropped the ball on Friday night, but this evening she came through with a green piece of something — the guy at the store told me what it was, and I have totally forgotten what it was. I think we’re going to need to start a rock collection.