Saturday, May 25, 2013

Are you sick of the garden yet?

Tough cookies.  My sewing time has been drastically reduced, we're still figuring out our new routine so adventures are few, and my garden is my new fixation.  I try to grab some time here and there when the kids are napping to work in it.  This week we took another trip to a local nursery, and I came back with a trunk full of flowers.  On Thursday I dug some trenches for these climbing roses:

I think this climbing jasmine vine will end up in a pot that I purchased today at the grocery store, and probably live on the front porch:

Not sure where these berry bushes (raspberry and blackberry) will end up; but I think I want at least one more:

I also have some pretty roses in the front bed:

Today being Saturday, I had the luxury of another set of parenting hands to watch the kids, and I got to spend a couple hours weeding and mulching (with help, of course).

Jeremy and Natasha built a trellis for the peas, too:

I harvested enough lettuce, arugula and spinach for a nice sized salad:

And now our garden looks like this:

Hello there, cute Little Gem lettuces!

Hello, tasty red- and green leaf lettuce!

Nice to see you, pretty pretty snap pea vines!

And of course our spaghetti squash and arugula, going strong:

I can't believe it has taken me so long to get into vegetable gardening.  I LOVE it!

1 comment:

  1. Love your garden! Mine looks a little pathetic. All the peas kind of toppled over each other and don't want to stand anymore (i got some sticks for them). So i am kind of jealous of the pea sticks that you guys made!


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