White House Garden Tour
April 14th, 2013
This morning we went on the White House Garden Tour, thanks to Alisa and Kevin for bringing us along.
MMMMMMmmmm sea kale!
I wish this thought-provoking T.J. quote about continuous harvests applied to my own garden, but sadly all I grew last year was this.
you can never take a bad fountain photo, in my opinion
thumbs up White House
this looks like a nice place to sit and read
backyard view, not too shabby
would you just look at those column details. fabulous.
the bajillionth flower photo
pretty in pink.
in case you were wondering, yes, they’re always watching you
the summer I visited Rome for study abroad, we started saying “ciao scaffolding” to all of the tourist spots we visited, because, as it seemed at the time, everything was under repair. now I say it everytime I see the Washington Monument. I think it looks pretty cool like that, but I’m sure all the tourists would disagree with me.
Kevin getting the shot
July 17th, 2012
I finally spotted a little cucumber on the vine last night while we were outside grilling dinner. Hooray! I want to make pickles!!!
June 1st, 2012
Well if this isn’t the most riveting blog update in your feed, then I don’t even…
The cucumber plants are still alive, and they’ve been transplanted (3 of them anyways) and are starting to curiously grow up their vertical cages! wahoo! I thought I might come home to dead cuke plants after being away for the long weekend, but apparently we still continued to get rain in DC while we were gone… and so they survived. HOORAY.
Matt and I are tackling a little project this weekend, some “DIY” if you will. We’re moving our daybed frame (formerly in the back bedroom) to the backyard, with the end goal being something like this pretty picture. So we already have the basic base, but we’re going to waterproof and paint it green, then add the little trellis part floating above. And then reconfigure our string lights around it somehow. I started priming the bed pieces last night and ended up with approximately 54 mosquito bites… so hopefully the rest of the process goes smoother. So the next main question — what to do about the mattress. It’s apparently impossible to buy a waterproof matress cover that will transition and indoor piece to outside, believe me I’ve scoured the internet, including the bedwettingstore.com. How has no one ever done this before? So the options include using the current matress with waterproof sheets for a season, knowing it will likely mildew and need to be tossed… or just lose the matress and get a new outdoor futon mattress and cover from the get-go. Decisions, decisions…
Have a happy weekend!
May 8th, 2012
Last summer, our neighbors gave us some of the extra cucumbers from their garden. They were incredibly delicious and far more so than the wax-covered ones you get at the grocery. I guess this is true of most all fruits and veggies, but anyways I made myself a mental note at the time to remember to try and plant some cucumbers this year. So I went for it about 2 weeks ago and BY GOLLY they have sprouted!!!! If I seem way too excited about this it’s because I’ve never really grown anything or kept a plant alive for more than about a week. I’m really better at remembering to care for things that bark, meow, or otherwise push their food bowls across the kitchen floor at me every night as a reminder to feed and tend to them. Now I have turned into an over anxious gardener and kinda feel the need to go check on them another time today. I really hope they keep on going and if I get to eat even one cucumber from the backyard this year I’ll call it a success.
(Those other few pots in the background are my hot pepper starters. hopefully my hot peppers that is. Come on peppers!! Their package said 21 days to sprout though, so I’ll just keep waiting)
August 23rd, 2011
I spotted this incredibly awesome and stylish lady scarecrow on my way to a meeting in Capitol Hill yesterday. Sparkly, ruffled skirt. Cropped jacket. Color coordinated. Cute hat. YES! I see people walking around DC all the time with less wardrobe coordination than this.