Friday, July 4, 2014

the garden

My mom helped me weed my bed that was in a bad way the other day, so I figured no time like the present to parade the state of our garden!

On this side of the house we have several grasses, lilies, a few bushes, and I just planted my strawberry plants here.
Not pictured: the three biggest plants in this bed that I thought were purple cone flowers. Come to discover, they're weeds that I've been tending to and nurturing since, oh, Easter. I don't have the heart to pull them just yet because I want to be sure they're weeds. Plus they somewhat look like they belong there, so...

I also planted my concord and green grapes on this side of the house:
I thought they were basically dead when they went in the ground so I have been quite pleased with their growth. I'm hoping either next summer or the one after we'll get some fruit from these bad boys.

Behind the garage, our other lilies are in full bloom:
I'd love to get more edging for around all of our beds, but that's just another thing that costs more money than you'd ever think and we need to be wise in our spending.

Finally, our veggie garden is doing pretty well:
We currently have: dill, basil, cilantro, parsley, garlic, 2 varieties of tomatoes, 3 varieties of lettuce, cucumber, parsnips, zucchini, and possibly a rogue patch of onions in my side bed growing, and we're about to plant some bell peppers and carrots. We already have the seeds and we figured we're not out much if they don't bloom because we would only be planting a few seeds. I've been impatient with the yield (I guess switching from small plants last summer to seeds this summer will do that...) and I am impatiently waiting to eat all the food. We've had a few salads with the lettuce and have used the dill frequently, but that's about it so far. I think most of our crop will be ready in August or September. Not pictured: our blueberry bushes in the front that indeed have blueberries on them!

Now all I need to do is weed the rest of the front bed and the island between our neighbor's driveway and ours and our yard will be in pretty good shape.

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