Thursday, July 5, 2012
DIY Gardening: Plants for free on craigslist
There's also very little landscaping. Just bare spots, as if perhaps the last owners didn't know what to do or didn't have the time or the money or the interest.
On the 4th we found a Craigslist posting for free plants, up in the Oakland Hills. We just had to dig them ourselves, but we could take as many agapanthus as we wanted.
So we dug up about 16 and brought them home. Sean dug holes, we mixed in fresh soil. New life in old dirt. As fireworks boomed overhead that evening, little Zoom ran in the dark of the backyard, we toiled to bring love, purpose, inspiration to a forgotten space.
This morning I took my cereal and my coffee out to the back patio, sat facing these new Lilies of the Valley. I could not get over how a little work, a little effort had already made such a difference. How this garden was becoming my garden, how this house was becoming a home for my family.