Garden Update

Yesterday I was under the upstairs balcony, and I could hear Andrew, my upstairs neighbor, and his brother disagreeing about the actual number of pots that I have on the porch and surrounding area.

“I’m telling you, it’s thirty-seven! No, more, ‘cause I can count ‘em from here!”
”No way, I don’t believe you.”

They went back and forth a couple of times, so, I boldly stepped out and said, “Hey! Let’s count them!”

Which we then proceeded to do. I’m afraid thirty-seven falls a bit short of the mark—it’s really sixty-eight! Woo-hoo! Not counting the houseplants that are, of course, inside the apartment. And the hallway. (Does that make them apartment plants? I guess just indoor plants. It’s not their fault I don’t live in a house.)

Because it wasn’t too hot, I decided to do some rearranging, and while I was at it, sweep off the entire porch and generally tidy up a bit.

When Sophia got home from work, she really liked it, and when I told her the story about how Andrew, his brother, and I counted the pots—she didn’t believe me! So we had to do it again.

“I don’t see how it’s possible. It looks like you have fewer than you did before,” Sophia mused.
”I don’t see myself,” I added. “It just seems like sixty-eight pots would be a lot more.”

Well, there might be more yet. I’ll keep you posted.

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5 thoughts on “Garden Update

    • Not as long as you would think. I keep a rain barrel (sssh…management doesn’t know…) so I just scoop the water into my watering can and go! Maybe ten minutes, more or less. When it’s really hot, I might do it twice a day. It’s not too bad. It took a lot longer when I was schlepping water out from the laundry room. Now that I save water, it’s easy.

  1. I’ve had to start watering some of my larger plants twice a day now too. I would think management would be thrilled that you have a rain barrel…less water that you need to use from inside. I fill my watering can at the kitchen sink, have to make several trips that way, but at least the plants are happy!! I noticed one of my tomato plants has a tomato turning red…yippee!!!

  2. You’d think the management would be happy, but they’re the people who don’t want laundry to dry on a line because they say it looks like a tenement. So, I won’t be surprised… It’s a definite money-saver for them, but then again…

  3. Yeah, we have rules here about drying laundry outside too (not allowed under any circumstances)…I suppose there would be people who would abuse it…but still…

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