Friday, May 28, 2010

Garden Almost In

Well, we have been working on getting the garden planted for the past three days. we are almost done. I still need to plant the potatoes, onions and zucchini squash...oh and the pea pods that my friend told me about. I really do not like to plant garden but I do love it when it starts to grow and I do not mind pulling weeds. The best part for me besides eating what I have grown is to share the bounty with my neighbors. I like to package up a variety of produce to give away. It is always appreciated and for me it makes gardening more enjoyable.

I have been taking photos of my plants in different stages of growth around the yard. They are so far ahead at this time from others years. I just may be able this year to enjoy my roses and peonys before the rose chafers hatch out. That would make me very happy. Everything looks so good and is nice and green. Some of the baby birds are hatching out  of their eggs. I watched four little baby blackbirds with their ma-ma today.  They were so noisy and so cute. I love this time of year. Having the sunlight on my face as I work outside is so therapeutic for me and is just what the doctor ordered. Hope you all have a bright and sunny weekend doing something you love. Happy Memorial Day to all.

The perennial bed in the front yard.

My beautiful Mother's Day rose bushes from Scott.
He bought 3 of them for me when he was stationed in Hawaii about 10 years ago.

Ferns on the north side of the house.

The pond out back. ( I was watching a great blue heron)

Hosta garden on south side of the house.

Another pic of the front yard flower bed.


  1. I love all your photos, Deb. Your roses look so beautiful. I'm not good at keeping roses alive, unfortunately. The only roses that grow for me are the wild ones that take over the garden!

    Your first photo and the one of the glorious pond are my favorites.

    I have to plant squash, carrots, parsnips, and rutabaga today!

  2. In all my 49 yrs I never knew you didn't like to plant a garden! I thought actually you loved to plant. Well I'll be :)

  3. No I do not. The last two years I have had to break sod and then rake and dig out rocks, rusty nails, old rusty tools, rusty things things that I cannot identify. I have to carry bucket after bucket of sod and junk to the pile. It is very hard work, makes my back hurt and no I am not that thrilled. (is anyone??? :D)
    But just this morn I was thrilled to see that the radishes are already up!!! I couldn't believe it as we just planted them. I do like to pull weeds though. Isn't it amazing the things you have learned on this blog about me that you did not know before. (I think there have been a few things.) I am thankful to have you as my sister. :D

  4. Your garden is beautiful - and I have a little bit 'pond envy' but not really because I can't imagine how hard it would be to keep our impulsive boy out of it!!! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!