Gardening Work

I’m going to need some bricks

This is my first attempt at solarizing.  I chose to make a bed by the back fence, to screen it.  It’s going to be hard to keep the dogs out of the process.  Actually, now that I look at it I’d like to extend that bed out so that the fig tree is part of it.  Anyway, I plan on preparing the bed in time for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center plant sale in October– for once! Planning before buying plants!

Obama’s speech last night was heartening.  I actually feel optimistic about politics for once.  I am feeling less optimistic about my job search.  I had two interviews this week, and if one of them comes through that will be great.  Otherwise, I’m accepting the lab job I was offered in July if they’ll still have me.  After two years of applying for jobs, I’m done.  Over it.  I can’t take any more anxiety over finding a “career” job.  I’m so worn out!


  1. Eric Bronson

    August 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Looks like your off to a good start! Sorry to hear about your job situation, I’ve been on reduced hours myself. On the up side I’ve been able to do alot more posts on my blog.

  2. BT

    August 29, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    This is really bad after all the hard work Lance Armstrong has done to keep lawns alive in Central Texas.

    In case anyone missed it, here are the headlines on Lance Armstrong’s lawn. And I was somewhat shocked when our water use hit 4200 gallons in one month! Wow. –smr

  3. Libby

    October 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Saw this fence and want to mention a wonderful vine for our Austin soil: crossvine. It’s great for covering privacy fencing and you can stlll plant other things in this bed without the vine interfering or strangling. Just a thought. Crossvine blooms orange blossoms hugely in the spring and then occasionally. Plus it’s evergreen.
    See my planting and 9-mos growth pix here:

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