Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 7: Garden Day (Part The Second)

As I mentioned in my previous post, part of the deal with Sunshine Community Garden Spring Plant Sale Day is that I spend the entire day with Roberta, it means that we spend the ENTIRE DAY TOGETHER.  And no, we don't just stay at the Sunshine Plant Sale.

After the Sunshine Garden Sale, we headed down to Zilker for the Austin Organic Gardeners' Plant sale.  Naturally the tomatoes looked much better at the AOG sale, but we were both tomato'ed out, and they don't have the same variety as the Sunshine sale.  But they do have ornamental plants - and so we bought some plants, put them in our car, and then walked around the gardens because we paid our $2, we might as well get our money's worth.
Garden walk by the Koi Pond.

Downtown from the Japanese Garden


Roberta taking a picture of the waterfall in the Prehistoric Garden.


 After Zilker, we went to Gordough's Public House for lunch (delicious).  Then there was the stop at Shoal Creek Nursery to pick up some Artichokes (Roberta) and Bamboo Muhly (me).  And finally, at like 4 in the afternoon, back to Roberta's house where there was the counting and organizing of the tomato plants, the walk around the yard, the saying "hi" to Roberta's chickens, the dropping off of tomato plants at Ana's house, the walking around Ana's yard looking at her garden (and her drainage solutions work she's doing), and, of course, just sitting around shooting the breeze before I finally decided to head home.
Agnew.  One of Roberta's accidental roosters.

As I was pulling into the driveway, my husband sent a text, "I used to have a wife.  Have you seen her?"  I guess telling him that I'm going to be 'gone all day' doesn't translate into "I'm going to be out of the house for 10 hours" for him.

1 comment:

Roberta said...

Thanks for being my Sunshine Garden date for the past several years - is it 2 or 3? I want to say 3 years. Could it be?! I love our annual outing. I'd love to see a photo of the Bamboo M. in your yard. Agnew sends his love XOXO