June 29, 2013 2 Comments
I would give this little guy anything he wanted!
Come Walk on the Darke Side
June 13, 2013 10 Comments
The only thing that gets me through the long cold winter is the knowledge that come spring, my gardens are going to come alive! We’re doing a veggie garden again, and so far, things look good!
Here is the front garden this year. It’s filled out quite a bit more than last year.
Husband’s Grandmother’s lupines’ came up and they look beautiful!
White and Blue Forget-me-not’s from my Mother’s garden.
I can’t remember the name of this flower, but it’s flowers are a burnt orange.
We’re only doing veggies we know we can grow. No more experiments for us. I took this picture the other day. The weeds are going to be bigger by the time I get back to weeding it.
What are you growing this year?
July 5, 2012 5 Comments
It’s been a couple weeks since I posted pictures of the veggie garden. I’m surprised, the little critters have managed to keep out of it. I think it had something to do with my scent when I weeded. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
The green pepper plant has started to flower,
And we have tomatoes on the vine.
The broccoli has floweretts already, which is surprising as it was one of the secondary veggies we planted.
These are the vines (l-r) cucumber, butternut squash, cucumber. No flowers yet.
These are the veggies we planted to replace the corn (top left) watermelon, (bottom left) early squash, (centre) corn, (bottom right) lettuce.
And then a whole pile of cauliflower. We have six plants total. I don’t know if I can eat that much cauliflower, though.
These are peas, green beans and yellow beans. Don’t ask me which are which. Husband planted them so I have no idea.
Oh, and beans/peas in a barrel. They started hooking on to each other and I had to break a few runners to pull them apart, but so far, so good.
I don’t know which surprises me more; the fact these are growing so well, or that I’m keeping up with the maintenance. We didn’t do a garden last year and the year before I was excited but that quickly changed. I don’t know why I changed this year. Maybe it’s all those reports I keep hearing about how we need to get back into eating real food.
YES! I SEE YOU!
June 14, 2012 1 Comment
Nothing special about this post. Just thought I’d show you some recent pictures from around the house.
Remember my rose bush?
Well, now it looks like this.
I heard a lot of swalking outside, and when I went to look I found this.
I blew up the pic, but he’s still pretty hard to see. I couldn’t get too close, he started chirping and I was afraid he would fall off and hurt himself.
Anyway, that’s all the garden pictures for now.
June 7, 2012 6 Comments
I’ve been busy with revisions to book three, but I just wanted to drop a post and show you how the gardens are going.
First of all, I’d like to say that I really, really dislike chipmunks. We planted eight stalks of corn, and as you can see, the little buggers have chewed just about all the stalks. Husband isn’t happy either. We live in an area where there are corn stalks all over the place, why the hell did they go after ours?
*sigh* Anyway, all the other veggies are doing good, so I’m happy about that. Peas/beans are starting to pop up. I won’t know what they are until they’re a little more developed.
Bugger chipmunk got to my flower garden too. You can’t see it in this picture, but they ate one of my flowers.
Here is my peonies. Next year I’m going to keep more stalks in the center.
And here is my climbing rose bush. Pile of flower buds still coming out. I’m going to try and get a new author pic in front of it.
How are your gardens coming along?
May 24, 2012 4 Comments
Husband put in the flower garden at the front of the house. So far it looks really good.
We went to MIL to get some of Husbands grandmothers flowers, only to discover that BIL g/f took just about every, single one. Left us with three of the scraggliest looking lupines. Ask me if I’m impressed. I got over it. This is typical. I should be used to this by now. Anyway, I’m getting off topic.
Lupines and Bachelor Buttons are in the back. My mother gave me the white and blue flowers, and I found a small Lily of the Valley poking out through the weeds. Got one other plant from MIL but I don’t know what kind it is. Husband said we could go out this weekend and get some more.
It’s now time to pay attention to my climbing roses. You’re supposed to plant them, then leave them alone for a few seasons to get the tall canes. I think they’re tall enough.
There are flower buds too. When we first got them, one was white and the other was red. A few years later we noticed they were both red. Didn’t see flowers after that but I dumped some woodstove ashes at the base and now they full of buds!
My mother also brought over some hostas. Only place I could put them was in front (behind?) the rose bushes. She gave me some ground cover too. Hopefully, they’ll be able to choke out the weeds.
They really took too. They get the morning sun and they’re shaded from the hot afternoon sun by the thick canes of the rose bush.
We extended the veggie garden this year, but it’s still unsure if we’re going to plant veggies. Our roto-tiller is acting up and the ground is too hard to do it by hand. Yeah, already told Husband that already.
Anyone doing a garden this year