Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm making a come back!

Yes, I'm still here! I haven't blogged since 2011 (holy tomato!) Well, I have no excuse other than I had a baby and that little bean has taken over my life like a butternut squash plant. I have done some gardening the last two summers, but nothing too impressive. This spring, I'm moving my garden over to the side yard (south side of the house) where I can fence it off from my two french bulldogs while watching my little bean play out front. In other news, I have a new camera! A Nikon 7000 so you'll be seeing my veggie garden in hi-res now ;)

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 2011

We've had some icky weather the last couple of weeks. It went from 112F at one point to just soaking swampy wet rain. It's been making yard work quite unbearable. I haven't set foot in the garden except to snag a few things and run.

Pear tomatoes - I read great reviews on these, but next year I'm going to go back to the grape tomatoes. The pear tomatoes just weren't impressive to me. They were less prolific and weren't very crack resistant.

My husband likes them though because they are less "goopey" (Yes, he made up a word.) inside.

There's lots of basil, some cucumbers and more tomatoes.

My heirloom tomatoes are beginning to ripen. This was an "extra" plant I had that I just couldn't bear to thin when I was starting my seeds. I planted it on the side our house that doesn't get much water or rain and yet look at it!

Another harvest.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Things are in bloom! There is so much to see that I'm enjoying being outside with them and haven't been blogging much. Enjoy! What's blooming in your garden?


Stargazer lilies

Hollyhock (from seed)

Oriental lilies

Our blooming cactus!


Perenniel Sweet Peas



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Harvest 5.22.11

There's lot in my veggie garden. I harvested spinach, lettuce, kale, arugula and cilantro.

Kale, lettuce, spinach

Arugula, cilantro, spinach

Kale and radish tops

In the bed, I planted all my heirloom tomatoes and trimmed my herbs and kale back.

I cleared all the spinach out today to make room for my peppers. My cilantro is really tall. The peas are coming in and my Swiss chard is about 6" tall now (back).

Cucumbers (back row) and celery plants. In front is thyme basil n dill.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


My flower beds have really filled in this year. Irises are toppling over and my roses are smothering my lilies and sedum below it.

Some things I need to do next year:

- divide my burgundy colored Irises.
- move a peony suffocating from the irises.
- move two knockout rose bushes to a sunnier place.
- prune one other knockout rose and move the day lilies and sedum below it.
- divide Siberian irises
- move irises being suffocated by red leafy stuff.

Other things I would like is to plant another tea rose and possibly a vining rose. I'm just not sure where I would put the vining rose. it would be great if we could lay a paved patio down but I don't see that happening very soon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bloomin' Garden

The yard is looking beautiful.

Pretty pretty Peony

I'm surprised my peonies bloomed this year. Last fall I dug them up and divided them. I really hacked away at them too! There are lots of little plants with no flowers but maybe in a few years they will produce flowers.