Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gardening with dogs

Maya playing with Finn
I have been working outdoors instead of hiking for the past couple weeks. The dogs are not crazy about it, Maya especially. It's pretty difficult to involve them in most of my outdoor work projects but this weekend I was planting my container garden. I have a big crate set up on the front porch where I've put Maya when I'm working out front. She can watch what I'm doing and she's near me and that makes her happy. I've got an even larger crate that I put out on the grass in the shade. I alternated Maya and the pup, Finn, between the two crates. I even let Finn run around off leash when I could keep an eye on him. He enjoyed it and he stuck around really well.

I got probably 85% of the plants at one nursery here in Fluvanna County called Plants N Things. Nice people, nice plants, and the best prices. The rest of the stuff I got at Strange's Nursery over in Short Pump and I picked up a few things at Lowes. I got it pretty much all planted this weekend, just need to pick up a few more sweet potato vines.

I really need to get back to hiking this week and I should be able to as I think most of the major spring outdoor clearing and cleaning projects are about done around here. The garden should be good, now it just needs to grow.
My first load of plants.

Finn loved rolling in the grass.

The empties


Byron's mom said...

Love the pics of Finn and all your flowers. Every year I look forward to seeing what you have planted:-)

Sharon Swan said...

Looking good! Will await progress photos as time passes.
Sharon Swan