Comments: Gardening Tips From Someone Learning On The Job

I'm afraid my newly-purchased gardenias and azaleas are going to croak before I get to feeling well enough to planting them. There are only so many opportunities with Jay, though I'm thinking he can sit in his stroller while I work. How closely do you have to watch Bea to make sure she isn't eating wasps (one of my phobias!)?

Posted by Lenise at April 19, 2005 07:48 PM

I try to work while Bea is sleeping, but often just put a blanket or two down. None of my kids has ever attempted to eat a wasp, though The Girl ate some kind of bug that flew in the house once. Mostly, The Baby scoots over and starts sucking down grass. How to keep her from doing that, I'm not sure.

Posted by Jordana at April 19, 2005 08:49 PM

We used to set up a playpen outside for such times. They can see you, you can see them, and grass is much harder to eat. Although bugs can still fly in.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 20, 2005 02:25 PM

What a great post! Lots of good ideas to remember. We're just now figuring out what's in our yard, almost one year since purchasing it!

Posted by Meredith at April 23, 2005 01:48 PM

Dahlias are weeds. Except for the ones with purple leaves ;-)

Posted by Patricia at April 25, 2005 05:40 PM