Friday, June 8, 2012

Garden is Growing!

We sure are having fun this summer with our little garden patch.  I am amazed at how it is growing even with the limited sunlight and a few mishaps, like a broccoli plant nibbled! 

First, let's look at the front yard's progress.  

Our little Zenia patch, above, is slowly starting to look less like weeds!  This spot was supposed to be Black Eyed Susan's, but the roofers trampled them.  These are volunteers from last year, and I might add, I am rather thankful for them or else this would be a blank spot this year. 

 This lily is another story.  My sweet husband bought them from a child at church who was trying to raise money for something last fall.  Well, I wasn't expecting them, and I let them sit around too long waiting to figure out what to do with them.  So, I decided to toss them into a pot out front over the winter and if they lived, they lived.  I guess they lived!  I am going to move them to a proper spot this fall.  I promise. 

The above is my Mother's Day gift. I forgot to blog about it earlier.  My kids got me this mat for the front door.  I'd really like to tear the carpet off the front step, but since this is not my home, I try not to worry about it.  But really, who does that? 

Now, onto the garden patch...

The tomatoes are thriving. I know they take some time to mature, but I think, at this rate, we will see cherry tomatoes in late August or September.  Can you see the compost pile, there in the back. I tossed some old potatoes in the corner of it and am waiting to see if they sprout.  It's all an experiment, you know. 

Now for a look at the whole area.  There are some dandelions to weed, but otherwise it is looking good. 

I still have a big empty pot that I'd love to fill.  It seems one year it sat empty because I did not have any dirt.  This year I have dirt, but no money for more plants!  And I'd also love to have a hanging pot by the mailbox, but that is a low priority matter, too. 



  1. They all look so great. You are doing a great job.

  2. Looks good! I hope you find something to add to the pot.