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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Growing out of house and home.

Everything inside the house is growing out of its container.



The cavolo/cabbage is entertaining the little piglets in the garden/sun room, used to propagate during the wet months.









Squash and cucumber have taken residence in the kitchen, a warmer place with morning sun now and then.










Lettuces and endives could be snipped already and end up in my salad today.

Notice the plastic utensils standing up to another job.  The permanent marker can stand the rains outdoors too.

The little ceramic houses are left-overs from Christmas, and will be around a few more weeks until the sunroom/garden room gets cleaned up and freshened up for its summer debut.

When guests spend the night in this room, under quilts and sleeping bags, they'll have a fabolous view of the ocean, the lake, the night skies.  Children enjoy this room the most. It's at the end of the house, with its own bathroom, close to the kitchen for late night fridge raiding.  They can run-around on the deck till the wee hours of the morning and grandpa and grandma will not hear a thing.  Animals love this room too, spying on birds and squirrels that land on the deck or nearby trees.  The room, however is too cold in the winter for anything but starting veggies.

You can see where my attention will be focused on in the next few months.

23 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Sorry folks, if you are getting fewer pictures than I actually posted! Yesterday I had different trouble than today with blogger composition tools. Anyway, you do get the jest.

Helen said...

This 'growing out of house and home' problem sounds quite delicious to me ~ and to spend time in the guest room (as you have described it) sounds perfect.

CambridgeLady said...

Just catching up with your last couple of posts. Good to see some great pictures of springtime and green shoots :o)

Brian Miller said...

fun fun...we were working on the garden today ourselves...sounds like a wonderful room...

ellen abbott said...

My garden is in and growing like gang busters.

Marion said...

I feel your pain! It's like a nursery here, too, with all the plant babies. I still have tomatoes, squash and Moonflower kids to plant. I've picked enough strawberries to make a dozen jars of jam for my granddaughter already and my blueberry bush is heavy with fruit. Oh, the joy of Spring and Summer!! Happy gardening!

Velva said...

This is proof that Spring is here. Those veggies are just excited about getting outside.
Your room sounds like a wonderful place to sit, nap or sleep on a summer evening.

Tessa said...

Oooh, such vigour and growth. Wonderful!

You're one of the winners in my Armadillo Opening Line Quiz...which of course doesn't surprise me in the least. And I'm SO impressed that you did it straight off-the-cuff rather than long ponderings first! Three very loud cheers, Rosaria! When you have a moment, please could I have your snail mail address again...I searched in my address book, but to no avail.

Eva Gallant said...

Nice!

Wander to the Wayside said...

I can never get those seedlings to grow - I go in one morning and they've been over-watered or not kept warm enough, and are already limp and gone. Year after year! I've finally given up on that!

I look forward to seeing your garden this year!

Maggie May said...

I can almost feel the health coming out of those vegetables! You do a wonderful job.

Nuts in May

Cloudia said...

Bravo!





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Robyn said...

I like the sound of that room and those little ceramic houses fascinate me :)

RNSANE said...

Rosaria, it looks like you are trying to get a bit of a head start on spring and summer - and I don't blame you. It's always so nice to have your own salad fixings and fresh vegetables on hand. I wouldn't mind sleeping in the midst of my dinner!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Time spent well, however. Planting, such work, but such rewards.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Nothing like a green-garden salad first thing in spring and you get two green thumbs UP!

Fire Byrd said...

Oh your garden room sounds heavenly, well at least in the summer!
I have one too that I'm in the process of getting the plants out of back nto the garden.

Von said...

Hope you're not growing out of your containers too!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Love this idea. We've got a garden, but as the Florida summer moves in, the crops may wither. Going go try your idea.

Rachel Cotterill said...

You're going to have a great harvest in the autumn :D

Marguerite said...

Looks like you're well on your way to having a nice garden! A view of the ocean from the guest room sounds wonderful, too!

Nancy said...

They will be great in a few months! I wish I had something started, but not enough light. I will just have to hope pots of tomatoes started in June produce something.

Tabor said...

A gardener's gotta do what a garden's gotta do!