Welcome to A Writer’s Garden where writers who are gardeners or just love gardens will be sharing their garden and flower stories, as well as a bit about their writing.
Today’s writer/gardener guest is Tina Susedik. Tina will be sharing about all the upheaval in this year’s garden. Welcome, Tina!
It’s nearly the end of the growing season, and this one has been interesting. I’ve written in past blogs about how much I’ve moved in my life and had to start new gardens all the time. Well, this year we didn’t move but . . . we had a new driveway and a larger front porch put in. What did that mean? Well, it meant digging up plants once again. Tulips, bushes, crocuses, etc. etc.
The work started in April when things were just starting to come up.
I had to move the plants and bulbs to a different garden. When the work was done, I had to move them back.
A couple of my poor bushes were then moved once more when I didn’t like where I’d put them.
I only lost one of them, but took all summer for it to give up the ghost. I’m hopeful it may decide to surprise me and return in the spring. My tulips were rather sad and my crocuses, well, let’s just say, next year.
I also started a new flower bed in the front yard. It is in an area where grass doesn’t want to grow, so digging it up wasn’t hard at all. I planted lots of flowers which thrived – along with tons of grass. I’m not sure why grass grew when none had before. Weird
I got a lot of compliments from walkers as they passed our house. Then the deer hit this fall. Chewed down my giant marigolds. Took out my black-eyed susans and I don’t know what else. I’m going to have to do something for next year.
My tomato plants were huge this year, growing as tall as the garage roof. Good old cow manure did the trick. I have tons of cherry tomatoes now and hope they all ripen before the cold hits. I’ve had to cover them a couple of times already.
I love my new porch and driveway. This winter I’ll be dreaming of how much better my gardens will look last year and research how to keep out the deer. Have a wonderful year. I’ll see you all next growing season.
About the Writer/Gardener:
Tina Susedik has loved flowers and gardening for as long as she can remember. Wherever she has lived, and it’s been many, many places, she has tried to make her surroundings filled with flowers. She is a multi-published, award-winning author in both fiction and non-fiction, covering children, military, history, and romantic mysteries. She also hosts her own radio show with Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. Twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 2:00 Central, she interviews authors in all genres. The title of her show – what else – “Your Book Garden.”
The School Marm, book 2 in Tina’s Darlings of Deadwood series, is set to release November 23rd. Look for it on Amazon. In the meantime, check out book one of the series: The Balcony Girl
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