The Life of Erin

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It’s Alive! May 2, 2009

Filed under: Home and Garden — erinp @ 11:27 am

We were just about to pull out our seemingly-dead grape vine when we saw this:

And this:

2009 may be the year of the grape-producing vine! I can’t believe that just two years ago, when we bought it from Trader Joe’s, it was only about one foot tall. It’s all growns up.



Garden Update: we have red! July 24, 2008

Filed under: Home and Garden — erinp @ 6:38 pm
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Finally our tomatoes are turning red! Our garden(s) are also getting a little out of control. I’ve already pulled out some herbs that went to seed, and we prune back the tomato plants almost every day, and still the plants keep a’growin’.

Bursting from the seams!

What do you think–is the lavender taking over? And maybe the sage, too? Pretty soon the mint will also be competing for space! We had no idea!!

The bees love our garden.

Matt is training the grape vine to wrap its cute little tentacles around horizontal pieces of twine:

And in the back we have a tropical jungle:

My favorite part–the mint I use for my minty ice water!


Taming the Jungle June 29, 2008

Filed under: Home and Garden — erinp @ 12:42 am
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Today Matt and I finally did something with the tomatoes in our backyard that had turned into a jungle:

Hopefully some of these will ripen soon.

Matt also made a trellis for our (his) grape vine:


Since I’ve Been Gone May 30, 2008

Filed under: Home and Garden — erinp @ 7:32 pm
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I have so much to catch up on since I’ve been away for a week! First I’ll start with the garden. Matt did a pretty good job of keeping everything alive. 😉 Here’s a photo update:

Our roses are out of control! Matt and I decided that we’ll just let them grow and it will be our natural home security system. Like the azalea I hacked up? That’s an unfinished project. I love experimenting with gardening.


I really do garden! May 12, 2008

Filed under: Home and Garden — erinp @ 7:51 pm
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I’m always posting pictures of our gardening projects, and on Sunday I realized I wasn’t in any of them! I told Matt he had to take a picture of me gardening so that one day when I am old I can show my grandchildren. So, here’s me (and some of our Sunday projects).

The above photos are all taken by Matt. We now have a gnome (see previous post); a thriving grape vine, impatiens, marigolds, and lots of other flowers and plants I forget the names of. We also planted most of our seedlings into the raised beds.