Adventures in Gardening: Late Spring 2013

There is not much going on in the yard right now, the iris needed thinning so I yanked it all out last year and haven’t replanted yet.

Yesterday I trimmed the willow trees to actually look like trees instead of bushes, trimmed the spruce, got started on killing the grass that keeps cropping up.

I attended to the climbing rose and put a few tendrils better on the trellis, pulled a bunch of weeds, and removed the square foot gardening grids so I can work in those beds too.

Trimmed the Russian Sage, and re-potted all the  tomato and tomatillo seedlings I started in February. I have a list a mile long on what needs to be done in both the front and back yards.

Well, I need to make the list on paper instead of in my head so I can prioritize, I am hosting a wine event in mid-June and I’d like the garden to look a smidge better than it does right now for sure.

Here is where we are so far, looks like it is going to be an expensive plant year!  The Salvia is new and I need some on the west side of the retaining wall to balance it out a little better.

The window boxes have turned themselves into a snapdragon nursery bed, trying to figure out how I can cultivate those and still get the mats and plants replaced for new ones this year.


The Garden so far: Early Summer

Hello Lovies!  Here are some pics of our garden so far this year.  I’ll get more specific about varieties, if I haven’t already I honestly cannot remember, in a later post.  Right now some crazy person decided she was going to write 10 posts in 10 days while working a full time job and picking back up  training for running.  I’m actually at the point where I almost have everything I want in the garden foundation wise. Shhh don’t tell Babu or he will start relaxing and I just cannot have that.


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The garden in the morning

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Spring continues in the Garden

I finally got it together enough to get some shots of the  garden this Spring. It has been the best spring ever, I forgot how much I love spring because it seems we never actually get one.   This year has been at lest 2 springs at once.  The Peppers and Tomatoes I ordered from Gurney’s are on their way and I’ll get them in this weekend.  We are going to buy Tomatillos from the  Chilewoman.com and make the trip to Bloomington, IN to pick them up over Memorial Day weekend.   For those of you local I have  divided Siberian Iris  and some leftover onion starts that may or may not be viable so you can just have them.  Today I hope to get Sunflower and Zinnia seeds in while I am supposed to be nursing my foot, shhh, don’t tell Babu.


I am the Flower Queen: The garden so far

My Shadow in the Garden

It’s my Friday today and I have a rocking weekend planned with my  girls and my family.  I’ve got to get the Lola Bed & Breakfast ( Chef  Husband is at the ready) ready for the overnights guests and the Aquanet ready for the Poison, Motley Crue, New York Dolls concert.    So in honor of Summertime concerts, and parties and pic-nics and night drives it’s a twofer today!   My garden is doing better than years past, but the veggies are still going along  slowly and late, they aren’t giving up!   I am hoping for a late frost this year to get as many tomatoes , peppers and pumpkins as we can.

However, I have  ALWAYS been able to grow flowers.  As a kid in our garden I had an area that was mine each year.   I planted gladiolas, I planted them very year it was the only thing I ever wanted, year after year after year.  I still love them and even carried them in my wedding bouquet. Pro-tip: This is a BAD idea b/c they are heavy.    We had tons of flowers in our yard and gardens growing up.  Peonies are another favorite of mine and Roses and Irises, but I don’t have any of those blooming right now.   We had Daisy’s and sunflowers, and marigolds, and poppies, and burning bushes and irises and on and on we had flowers everywhere.    And so do I… Enjoy and

Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend Lovies!

Happy 4th of July!