Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…. June 2015

Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still. I just missed my garden and couldn’t stop kicking myself for how far behind I was getting. With a little tenacity and burning the candle at both ends, results are beginning to show. Come check it out!

Flowers

Let’s start with the pretties.

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My first dahlia bloom….

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The rest are on the way ๐Ÿ˜€

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I finally got my lavender to come back and it’s doing great! Smells so good.

IMG_8902This is my new edition to the perennial plot. It’s called a gayflower. With a name like that you really can’t go wrong, lol. See MM’s silly chainsaw carved bear in the background? So silly.

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I’m super happy with the progress of my homemade hanging baskets.

IMG_8924And Grandma Bev’s annuals are exploding!

Edibles

Like I said, I’ve been too busy to complete all my veggie garden projects on time. So with little time for pruning, a few plants went wild… namely the catnip and oregano.

IMG_8894Yes, my friends, that is a wheel barrow full of catnip! I already have plenty so I’m giving this up to the compost gods. The oregano, on the other hand, is drying nicely and should be ready for the herbs and spices cupboard shortly.

IMG_8944The peas are finally coming in. Although I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be a bumper crop. I think the soil in that corner is a bit to saturated for anything to grow in the spring. Oh well, live and learn. The slug problem I had ย a month ago has thankfully dissipated.

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The strawberries are doing really well. It amazes me how one plot of land can behave completely different from another. At my old house, I couldn’t get to the strawberries before the birds did, I only live about 15 miles away and don’t have that problem at all now….weird. Not that I’m complaining.

IMG_8951I feel like I’m finally dialed in on carrots. Thank you Mark from Mark’s Veg Plot for suggesting container carrots. I’ve never had such a good looking crop! Converted! Lettuce bed in the background. I keep thinning it and using the baby clippings in salads, yum!

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The elephant garlic is bolting so it should be ready to harvest within the month.

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Another experiment of mine: hot peppers in hanging baskets vs. in the ground. We shall see which yields more fruit!

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Onions looking happy!

IMG_8898My tiny plot of corn just planted. I know it’s not much but I still love growing it.

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I’m really proud of my tomatoes. They are all doing great! It’s hard to tell the ones I bought from the store apart from the ones I grew from seed! Yay! Tomatoes Galore!

IMG_8954ย The cucumbers are making their debut….along with the weeds ugh!

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Today marks the final big chore in the veggie plot: Setting up the soaker hoses (post coming soon!) Now everything is planted and automatically watered. So all I have to do is weed (ugh) and harvest!

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Happy Garden, Happy Me!

How is your garden growing?ย 

 

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…. June 2015

  1. Ohh my gosh I am cracking up so much right now! I have the exact same colourful wire tee-pee type things in my garden, only mine are upside down!! I assumed that was how the were supposed to go but looking at yours that makes so much more sense!! Your garden is looking beautiful!

  2. It looks great! I have a container garden this year, and despite my lack of gardening skills, everything is alive and well so far. I’m pretty happy with it so far.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your garden. The flowers are lovely!

    By the way, I’d love to have you post on my new blog hopโ€”The Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.

    Jennifer

  4. Your garden looks terrific, Malia! Your flowers are beautiful and it looks like the veggies are coming along nicely. I had no idea carrots could be grown in containers. I’ll try that next year.

    Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

  5. Oh I LOVE your garden. You have the planting style of my daughter-in-law. A little bit here and there. I want to try that. I have always been a “by the rows” kinda woman LOL. I am following now. Will be meeting you and others with my blog soon.

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