Sunday, August 21, 2016

Everything Is Growing!

Everything is growing for sure.  It seems like just yesterday that we were filling these garden beds with soil, and now look at them.  Tomatoes and cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash are growing gang busters.  But, so are the flowers and banana trees.  The yard looks great.  I couldn't have asked for more.  At this point, it was just a matter of waiting for the veggies to produce and the flowers to continue to bloom and look beautiful.

 Plants and flowers in the front yard and on the
decks are really growing and blooming.  The banana tree below is finally making some progress, and I swear, you can almost see this thing grow.  What a fascinating plant!
To the left is our Peace Rose.  It is nothing short of spectacular!  To the right is our Clematis.  It is growing gangbusters.

 Green beans to the left and cucumbers to the right. Tomatoes are just below.   I can't believe how green and lush they look.  It's just a joy to come home from work every night and admire these beauties.

 My puny little rhubarb is on the left.  It took me awhile to find rhubarb to plant.  It's a bit behind, but I'm hoping it will take off an grow gangbusters.  I love rhubarb sauce.

More tomatoes to the right and strawberries below.  We've had a couple of nice red berries, but the birds keep beating me to them.  We will need to devise a plan to keep the birds out of the garden.

On the left is a new variety of Hosta that we planted in the front yard.  He's a cute little thing.  I hope he will be around for years to come.  On the right is a view of the garden from the back deck.  Eddie and I are feeling pretty accomplished right now.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The New Gardens One Month In

On May 31st I took pictures of the raised gardens.  The four gardens have become my new passion.  The are watered ever day that it doesn't rain and this week, for the first time, I added Miracle Grow through the watering feeder.  I am hopeful for a productive garden.

Hard to believe how well the plants are growing.  The first bed has tomatoes and cucumbers.  The second be has three rows of green beams.  Bed 3 had zucchini in the front and yellow squash in the back.

Check out the solar lighting in the garden.  We have clay pots with $.97 solar lights at each end of each garden bed.  I love them.  They are so simple but perfect for our garden.  

I love walking through the garden after dark and seeing the solar lights shining.  It is simple, but awesome.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Garden TeePee - A Hideout For The Grandkids

A mainstay at the back of the garden area is a Teepee for the grandkids.  Ultimately, it will be a hideout for the youngsters  The opening faces my kitchen window so it won't be a total hideout, but we won't tell them that.  My intention was to plant Hibiscus plants on all sides, but it looks like it may take quite a few years to fill it in this way.  I may need to rethink this next year.