You know I've been very busy with school. There's only another week of classes before finals and then I have a few weeks off. But get this, I've been summoned for jury duty! In case you forgot, I just had five weeks of jury duty in May and June 2009. I'm so ticked I could cuss. Well, they're going to hear all about it.
We've had a lot of rain lately. And they said this would be a dry winter. Not yet. Heck, it's not even winter. But it sure feels like it. It's going to be a long haul to March.
Besides planting out a few foxglove starts, I haven't added anything new in awhile. No substantial changes.
Things are starting to attain mature sizes, however. I'm always in such denial about that when I plant. I feel like I might as well be. You never know for sure how things are going to work out. Plants do what they want. The more I garden the better I can sense their wants. Wants and needs. Too much anthropomorphizing?
I like to think things will be different in the next garden.
The plan is to move to the suburbs in two years. Like, Redwood City or something. We're talking about it anyway. We talk about it so much, a sense of inevitability has settled in.
We'll have a regular-sized yard. Maybe even slightly larger-than-regular. That would be awesome. It's not like there's anything else in the world I want to invest money or time in besides a garden. Summers will be warmer wherever we go, so there will be a lot more food gardening.
We'll have more artichokes, not just one.
It's likely there will be frost in the next garden, but not much. Here there has been none. That's been nice for me, but I'm a gardener who doesn't know anything about frost. It's probably not as big of a deal as I imagine it to be.
But I never think about frost now.
And a lot of my favorite exotics are not suitable for frosty situations.
But some are.
And some I just don't know.
We'll definitely have grapes in the next garden.
We'd have to be crazy not to.
I will always maintain a high level of commitment to including lots of California natives.
Maybe even some big ones. I'd like to have a buckeye again. I think I should cut this one down before we move. It'll become a problem in this small space without regular attention. A lot of the plants in this garden would be problems without regular attention. It's that denial thing I just mentioned.
More roses, too. I would love to have a lot more roses in the next garden.
I would like there to be less clutter,
And more groovieness.
What will the next neighbors be like? Could they be more problematic than the one I've got now? I'm happy with him today, actually. He cut his yard down again this weekend. I don't feel like putting a picture of the results on the blog, but you can see it here. Believe me it's a huge improvement.