Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Gardening {bliss}

The veggie garden has been planted. Raised beds were in order this year due to my utter hatred of fire ants. I'm sure they will infest the bed, but at least I won't have to walk amongst them. I decided to pretend like I have never done this before and go small. The bed is 4' x 4' and containers are also scattered along the side. Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, basil and marigolds. And corn and beans. I'm starting those from seeds. I have never grown corn before … we'll see how that goes!

There's corn planted in them there pots …

I surrounded my raised bed with chicken wire to keep the dog out so that she might enjoy another year of life frolicking in the yard. It's not the prettiest thing ever, but it'll do.

And blueberry bushes are growing CRAZY! I think these are my favorite things in my garden! I ♥ that!! Can't wait until they are ready for harvesting this summer … mmmmmm!! I'd love to plant an apple tree and some raspberries too :)

Here is Moxie protecting my blueberry bushes from the birds :) ♥

Oh, and the strawberries …

And my flowers … cannas are coming back in full force, lamb's ear is thriving, tiger lilies are growing nicely, knockout roses are also happy.

And my clematis. How I adore them. They are pleasantly climbing the lovely arbor that my dad built for me ♥ . Last year I thought one of them (the purple one) was dead. But now … they are lovely!

I'm hoping to fill in the remaining bare areas of the garden in the next few days (translation = shopping for plants!).

One other thing … I have decided that every time I go thrifting (which is often) I am going to pick up at least one thing that can be used in the garden to plant in. The last time it was this bucket:

Grace decided to plant Mexican Heather in it. I plan to fill this garden with whatever strikes my fancy. I think those are lovely gardens ♥ .

And our shed, affectionately called "The Barn" …

And my new wasp trap. It probably won't work, but it looks nice :)

so blah blah blah … my garden is growing … & I wanted to share the pictures with you :)


  1. Such lush pictures! Well done on all the gardening!

  2. Looks like your garden is flourishing! Wonderful photos :)


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