I got my chives, oregano, basil and parsley planted in redwood pots on the deck and it looks nice and tastes great on salad.
The Scarlet Runner Beans I dug up from my old garden are growing before my eyes and emanating happiness in a sunny corner of my new patio, (with plants it's location, location, location!)
They have red-orange flower buds and are starting to reach out their little vines toward the fence to climb up! Aren't plants smart with all their tropisms! You gotta love it!
Tired of seeing the hostas in the front Zen-ish garden planted by the previous owner decimated by slugs, I put out some organic banana slug poison today (safe for wildlife, if you aren't a slug.)
Suddenly, a banana slug headed right towards it, like he was magnetically pulled or needed a fix, and I felt really guilty.
Like I should call out: "I didn't mean it! Don't eat that!" and put up a tiny slug fence or something. Little slug fences! That's what I should have done in the first place! Do they make those?
Killing slugs in the Zen garden. What would the Buddhists say?! Neurotic, I know.
It was either the hostas or the banana slugs. I didn't want to be the one to decide. But that slug moved with such determination, I think he just might have been a gastropod with a death wish.