Friday, February 19, 2010

Patio Gardening

I have made a small attempt at gardening.  My first ever attempt was in high school when I bought Gerbera Daisies for the window boxes in the front of the house.  Those lasted, oh, about two weeks until they shriveled up and died.  From what I understand about living flowers and water, they don't need to be watered every day.  That's how I killed them.  Whoops.

I bought herbs, daisies, some ivy, and Grandma Torgeson gave me a beautiful plant I don't remember the name of.  Our complex is set up with the buildings all facing the inside, which is landscaped very well.  Lots of trees, bushes, and a little grass. 
L to R: Parsley, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, & Cilantro.

I love daisies.

Stephen has a California Desert Tortoise he found as a child that lives at his parent's house.  His name is Fred.  He's a big guy and needs a lot of space.  He loves the Nielsen's backyard- by his hole there are lots of wild strawberries, Dandelions, and on the other side of the yard he gets to eat grape leaves (when they're in season).  Maybe someday when we own a house we'll bring him to live with us, but only maybe.  He's very happy where he is.

I bought a little tortoise figurine for Stephen so he can remember Fred.

Quite a striking resemblance, if you ask me. :)

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