All Growns Up

May 16, 2009

Hello! I'm Nikki. I work for Leslie although we were friends well before that. I never gardened before I started working at North Haven Gardens and now I fancy myself quite the little grower. Of course, I really have my own brand of gardening. I like to plant hostas in mostly sun. Daylilies in heavy shade. And test the limits on how little I can water everything without killing them. I'm a good test case to see how hardy something is. Somehow I manage to keep most of my plants healthy and alive. The perennials come back every year and every time they do, it's like a little miracle just happened in my front yard. Btw: you can always click on the images to get the full detail...if you dare!

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IMG_2936 I grow veggies (those are my little onions from this year), daylilies, hostas, columbine and various other plants. I am still trying to balance the veggie thing, but it's going pretty well. This year, I got all my seeds going in January only to forget to cover the plants during a freeze once I got them in the ground. So, all those tomatillos and Martian Giant tomatoes I so lovingly cared for all winter, RIP. Oh, well. Live and learn. 

Be forewarned... when you need sound advice, go to Leslie or Julie. I'm here for garden comic relief. I got you covered in the cooking department, though! Later...

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Leslie Halleck
May 16, 2009
12:11 pm

Yay! you made it. I’m so happy you and Julie are posting here. Should be fun. Wow…you should see me today…been workin’ in the rain since 7am…soaked through and totally covered in mud. HOT. I suppose that is my natural state thought. You columbine look great. I made some adjustments to your photos…so they were bigger and prettier…

nikki
May 16, 2009
6:04 pm

you know that now that you’ve done all this work, tomorrow it’ll rain all day and it’ll just be two wet, drunk gardeners standing in your backyard!

is sean taking pictures of you working?? and, what color is your teeshirt? wink

nikki
May 16, 2009
6:05 pm

OH! I also want to point out that yes, there IS and Agave planted in my columbines. I’m a risk taker!

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