Thursday, May 21, 2009

MAY...I garden...

May...spring...the outdoor life, what lovely thoughts!
After the long rainy winter and the hibernation that goes with it, I feel all set to be out, stay out and enjoy whatever space is available for relaxing outdoors. Our rooftop is one of them. Yesterday evening my dear husband and I spent some time re-potting and planting. Since we do not have a garden we try and make the best of pots, pots and more pots! Unfortunately our roof is not sheltered and it gets so very hot in summer that not many plants survive in the peak hot months. But some plants do thrive and we do enjoy some 'greens' around our barbeque area in the evenings so it is well worth the effort. I do hope the seeds will come through and flower, I'm keeping an eye on them...we even covered them with a plastic sheet to prevent the birds from eating them!

We re-potted our Basil, hoping it will grow well and abundantly...I love having a herb garden and mint, basil, rosemary and chives are our or basil are delicious on Hobz biz-zejt, that's our traditional summery bread treat/appetizer which is slices of crusty bread with olive oil, tomatoes, salt and pepper and other ingredients like sliced onions, capers, anchovies, etc depending on the individual taste...and great after a swim!

We ran out of potting soil so we will be getting some more to finish off our planting and re-potting. My husband says he is now going to revamp our barbque next so we will be getting busier and getting more of the outdoors again soon.


  1. Green fingers?
    I'm not lucky with plants... I'm only lucky with cactus plants... they don't need all that attention and very little water, so I don't risk when I forget to water them, LOL!

  2. Aah how I wish I had a herb garden...but I've got no green fingers..whenever I was given a plant to care for it always wilted and dried up. :( I've given up.

  3. MAY I come over and enjoy your gardening with you? It's still early in Wild Windy Wyoming. But, just you wait, the first of June this is what I'll be doing too!
    Have fun!

  4. I so know what you mean about being busy outdoors!! There just never seems to be end of work to do out there! I'd much rather be working outside than being trapped inside!! You'll have to be sure to take some more pictures as your herbs grow!

  5. I love chives but I cannot get them to grow very well for some reason.

  6. Hi sis, it's me again, I just wanted to let you know you've been awarded, please come over to my blog to pick up the awards.

  7. It's definitely getting hotter and hotter and I need to take more care of the plants or they won't survive...yes by all means Roberta come on over but as I said before our gardening is only in pots! Oh well we try and make the best of it.
    Zen and Sue and those of you who say no green fingers don't give up, it is try, try and try again and onc day you will succeed.
    Tammi here is a link on chives, they are supposed to be an easy plant to grow...
    Did you know that chives can also be grown indoors?
    Yes Amber I will try and post more pics.
    Thanks Sue for your awards, I will post them as soon as I find some more spare time : )
    Happy gardening and enjoy the outdoor as much as you can.


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