Friday, October 17, 2008


What more could one ask for than a pot that plants itself. This pot has been sitting in the corner of the vegetable garden for months. I removed the spring planting which had died during my absence this summer. The level of the soil that remained was about 4" below the rim of the pot. A few weeks ago I noticed that some dahlberg daisy seeds had germinated along with vinca and  allysum. Must move those into the garden I thought, but never did. Now the pot is looking pretty full. I see bluebonnet seeds sprouting too. Wouldn't it be nice if all pots were so easy?
Maybe the pot is saying thank you because I mended it last spring. It had broken in two and I used construction adhesive to put it back together.

What more could one ask for than a husband who hearing the wails and cries after the rabbit ate the newly sprouted beets, set to work making a frame to cover over one of the beds. This will not only stop animals but also butterflies from laying their eggs on the mesclun and will be easy to cover when frost threatens. I feel so lucky to have a partner in my gardening efforts.

I prepared some of his favorite foccacia using the rosemary from the garden as a topping.

The house smells so wonderful. To go with it I have a big pot of lentil soup on the stove. 


  1. Those frames he built are GREAT! What a great husband. And your rosemary foccacia and lentil soup sound delicious.

  2. Wow. That foccacia makes me hungry!

  3. We don't have rabbits but your husband's frame idea could work on squirrels, too. The plants look good, Jenny - and so does that foccacia!

    I like the way the alyssum is close to the edge of the pot with more plants seeded at the base. It will probably be even prettier as it gets fuller.

    It was fun to see you today!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. You have not only a green thumb but a green-thumbed pot! It did a wonderful job of seeding itself. It's good that you procrastinated on doing anything with it. Vindication!