Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Garden We Will Grow...

High-ho the derry-oh, a garden we will grow!

Finally, here are some garden pics for you! I spent the long weekend in May planting my garden and flower beds. Here it is freshly planted.
I'm growing spinach, lettuce, squash, zuchinni, a few peas and beans (leftover from last year), tomatoes and peppers. See the left side of the photo? Those are marigolds coming up from last year.

Here is the garden 3 weeks later.

It's hard to see, but the marigolds are blooming. The zuchinni and squash are thriving and the lettuce is also up. My grandma starts tomatoes and peppers in a greenhouse every year, so I scored a few plants from her, then picked up a few mature plants at Canadian Tire. I should have tomatos in only a few weeks! So far, I haven't had much trouble with pests, only weeds. The creeping vine weed we have in my area takes over if you let it, and I pulled another pail-full from the garden on Sunday night.

Finally, I want to share a little dose of colour on another dreary day. My clamatis has been overflowing with blooms for over a month. I am pretty proud of this little guy. I planted it the first summer I was at my house, and today it brings a gorgeous splash of deep-purple to my deck. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Cannot wait to see your garden progress! Fun. Love the blocks around the garden. Great idea.