Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Yard


I need to take better photos when the lighting isn't so bright and washing everything out but you get the idea of how the yard project is coming along.....

Several of the veggie boxes are loaded with peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, cucumbers, potatoes, peas, lettuce, beans, herbs, and lots of weeds.

I swear you can sit and watch weeds grow right before your eyes.  They're alike squash plants!


I tried an experiment this year.  I am forever always trying new things to see if I can mash more into what little space I have.  I planted our onions in between the potato plants.  As you can see, the potatoes are thriving!  I hope the onions are too........


Another washed out photo of what are actually quite beautiful flowers!


These purple flowers over our arbor have exploded this year!  I love seeing the contrast of these dark purple and a little further in the back you can see the same variety, just a lighter purple.  Apparently these are hard to get to explode like this around here.  I've been asked quite often how I get ours to be so full and lush and with so many blooms.  I tell people the secret is in their lack of care.  I planted them and haven't given them any notice since!  You ignore them!!  And then they vie for your attention!  Their like kids.  The more you ignore the louder and more obnoxious they get.


I'm a sucker for flowers..........  I know veggies have their place...... on someone else's plate........  I'd rather plant flowers.

19 comments:

  1. The purple thingy has been lush and beautiful. However, I suspect that it is not completely carefree. Someone anonymous might be regularly fertilizing it and rearranging it to stay out of the arbor's walkway. Just a hunch ;)

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    1. Is THAT what you've been doing? And all this time I thought it was just magically happening on it's own......... way to make me lose faith that there are really garden gnomes........... ;)

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    2. Or 'aren't' garden gnomes....... unless....... do you have a little hat and overalls I don't know about??

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    3. If you can't find my stash of reese's peanut butter cups, I don't think you'll ever find my little green hat and red overalls either. Or the kilt.

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    4. WHAT???? You have a stash of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups???? I thought what was yours was mine and what is mine is mine in this marriage???

      P.S. I found the kilt....... I've been wearing it for a towel after I shower.............

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  2. Grrrr. I hate seeing such a lovely mature yard and knowing I have to start from scratch when I am not very patient...but, now I am wondering if my LH has a gnome outfit....that might move things along a little faster!

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    1. LOL! That is one thing that has kept me where I am. The thought of starting all over again...... So much work! Well, if your LH doesn't have a little gnome outfit go for the kilt. It's a bit breezy which helps move the process along faster. :D

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    2. Well, maybe not...a man in a kilt....oooh la la ti da! :D

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  3. OH no, someone stole all the chickens!
    (I love Brian's comment. He's awesome)

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    1. Naw! They're still there. They look like they've been in a fight though with all of the molting going on........

      Brian is NOT awesome! He's hiding chocolate from me!

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  4. Wow, your garden looks good Rachel and I can't get over the colour of your sky - ours has been very grey lately so it's lovely to see Mr Blue Sky over your garden. By the way, if you do find Brian's stash of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups send one my way, I love them!

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    1. Ahhhh! Another thing that makes us kindred spirits! The love of Peanut Butter Cups........ :D

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  5. My theory is this: those flowers are pretty much right along the Daphne line. One would assume, then, they were fairly well fertilized? Julie doesn't know that Mr Blue Sky has been settled over our heads since about May 27th, and that we are choking to death on smoke. Do NOT send me a Peanut Butter Cup. I don't know what I ate yesterday, but my lower self is never going to eat anything else, ever again.

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    1. And today......... blessed rain....... blessed blessed rain. Hallelujah!

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