Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Look & Garden

When I was a teenager I used to dye my hair (usually brown) and end up with all different colors (green, orange, pink...).

I haven't done anything crazy like that for a while, but now that I'm older, my hair is turning an ugly dirty dishwater color. So I thought I'd do something crazy and fun. I have gained wisdom through the years so at least I won't have purple hair (or pink, or green...)!

I decided to go dark! I dyed my hair brown, got a haircut and put some highlights in it!

Here is the back!

Anyway, it's kind of fun to do somthing different!

This is a totally different subject... Right now is the time to plant gardens in Arizona. I am not a green thumb and usually kill everything I try to grow-- but I'm determined. I decided to start slow and just have a little plot. If that works out well, I'll expand.

I figured if I planted all healthy transplants, they will have a better chance to live (instead of seed planting). So I have a border of marigolds and pansies (I heard marigolds keep the insects away. I don't know if that is true or not, but I thought I'd give it a shot).

On the inside I have 3 tomato plants (they're the early bird variety so hopefully they will bear fruit before it gets too hot), a green, red and yellow pepper plant and 2 strawberry plants (one already had flowers on it. I hope that's a good start).

So... it's been a week and they are still thriving. I have to remind myself to water them-- but yesterday it rained a lot, which is good because I hadn't watered them for a couple of days.

Anyway, hopefully it will be a great thing and soon I'll have some yummy fruit and veggies from my own garden! :)


pdwheeler said...

It looks nice. I like the hilights. My hilights are gray.

Kristal said...

We're doing the community garden you told us about this year to learn more. Can't wait!