So I took a bit of a risk/plunge today. I spoke to the super of my building about possibly taking over the gardening of the two front beds of my apartment complex.
Of course, I said that I was planning on growing drought-tollerant, shade-loving ornamentals (partially because not much else would be happy growing there and partly because I’m honestly worried about possible soil toxicity), in spite of my long-term desire to grow, y’know, “ornamental” food crops (or at least rhubarb, kale, “neon lights” rainbow chard, and maybe some black currants) in amongst the yarrow, mallow, peppermint, and chives…
There is, of course, a strong likelihood that my request will be denied. The building is owned by a large (ish) local property management company, and they have Views about how the frontage should look. None the less, given how it looked a year ago (drought-stricken, unwatered, and really, really crispy) I think I at least have bit of a chance at getting what I want.
Anyway. Here’s hoping. If nothing else, I should (I hope!) be able to keep my window boxes and grow some salad herbs or something, if nothing else. (My dreams of gorgeous, prolific squash may have to wait another year or so).
Meliad the Birch Maiden.
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