May 26, 2017

It's been a while... nice to see you. :) 

Without much explanation, I'm hoping to keep the garden up to snuff. It looks pretty great for May and I've started using containers for flowers and plants around the yard. 

Nothing crazy veggie wise. I've got a few varieties of tomatoes, a bell pepper plant and one eggplant. Yes... I realize there's no zucchini... I'll have to figure that out because there must always be zucchini bread. 

Put some hens and chicks under the mailbox. Hoping they take off and spread. Note Matthew's trash picked head. I pick my battles. 

Really hoping this barrel takes off. 

I've started growing Plotthound as well... 

A few more to get in the ground once I'm able. 

Herbs per usual.. just the stuff we use basil, rosemary, mint, thyme, and oregano. 

Aug 5, 2013


My garden ain't what it used to be. 
Sure, I've got some money in my pocket these days, enough to buy plants and gardening tools.. but..

I think I'm in a rebuilding phase.  The garden has been neglected for so long that it's taking a long time for it to get it's groove back.  I also need a new camera.  My iphone is great and all, but I miss those super sharp macro photos.

Veggies in the garden this year: Mr. Stripey and Cherokee Purple tomatoes.  Zucchini, Japanese eggplant and oregano.  The zucchini is doing very well and overtook the eggplant.  My tomatoes look awful.  They're very dry despite a record of rainfall this summer, perhaps too much rain.  The squirrels are running away with the tomatoes too, taking bites out of the big ones and literally running away with the smaller ones. 

Overall the garden doesn't look bad, just... not what it was.  It's a rebuilding year, yes?

Photos via iphone:




Sep 11, 2012

Operation 'Take the Garden Back' - Phase II

Operation 'Take the Garden Back' - Phase II

Status: Complete

1. Thinned and relocated daylilies.
2. Thinned strawberry grass for the first time in several years.  That stuff is.. well that's another post all together.
3. Relocated goldsturm, daisies, echinacea, and hosta.
4. Planted daffodil and iris bulbs.
5. Removed and relocated some... purple woody stuff.. really, I think that's what they're called.  Woodus Purpleus... er, ya.
6. Seeded and covered some bald spots in the grass.

You know it's been a long time since you've planted daffodils when you see a spot and think to yourself... "That's a great place for some pretty spring daffodils.", dig a hold and discover.. well... daffodil bulbs.

I'm still at a loss for the front of my house.  It's mostly shade, and everything in there is unkempt and just all over the place.  Nothing matches.  I need a few hundred dollars and a spring trip to The Depot.  In the next year or two, the front should be back to lookin' spiffy. 

There is a lot more I want to do, but I still have a few weeks to move some stuff around I think. I can do most of that in the fall, ya? Hello? Is this thing on?
But for now, I made and cleaned up a big mess out there and my blower is broken... so I swept and now so is my back.

Sep 10, 2012

Operation "Take the Garden Back" - Phase I

Now that I've graduated, and not working until at least October I've got some free time on my hands.  Time to revive the space around my house formerly known as the yard/garden.

Today...  Mowed the lawn, weeded the flower beds and patio, edged, and trimmed the ivy.  In general I hate ivy... but my fence is old and broken down so I'm thankful the ivy holds it together.  Now that I've typed it out it doesn't seem like I did all that much work, but my body sure hurts.

Tomorrow.. - Phase II
Move a few plants around, plant bulbs, and seed and cover the bald spots in the yard.

I checked out some 'break down the stump in the middle of the yard' stuff to add to the stump in the middle of the yard.  It's much less expensive than I thought, so I think in the next week or two I'm going to.. y'know...  break down the stump in the middle of the yard.

Jun 23, 2012

A little progress...

Im attempting to update this via the blogger iPhone app... So far im not impressed. Photos were taken with my phone.

Weeded and cleaned up a little today. While I was watering everything my mind kinda jumped back to my previous gardening self. I was considering where to move the daylilies, what I could plant in some bare spots.... Y'know, the usual.

Veggies are doing much better than last year. Well... Except for the basil I'd forgotten I'd planted. Ooops.

Zukes!  Ok, so far I've only got one female flower...  but that's ok.  I usually let them
get really, really big and then make zucchini bread with the boys.  I hope we get a few this year.

Wasn't fast enough and the oregano bolted. It's ok, I wasn't really using it
much anyway.   The teeny little white flowers are pretty though.

I just love daisies
... and zucchini leaves.  They're HUGE!
Beat up ol' coneflower.
Daylily.  I love daylilies.  They're hearty, they bloom for two months
and they come back every year... a lazy gardener can't beat that.