Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Every spring I really enjoy perking up my gardens. I have one in the front yard that is mainly a shade garden and then one in the back yard underneath my kitchen window is full sun. It takes a lot of work but lately I have found much joy in it. It allows me to think or not to think. It is just a great time to de-stress. So, over the past few weeks I have been getting the soil prepped. I have a pesky ant problem but a bit of diatomaceous earth fixes that problem in just a few days. So, I laid down a layer of diatomaceous earth in both beds. Then a few days to help my soil out a bit I added fish emollient. Now, this stuff STINKS! It smells like a dirty fish tank. Blah! But, this dirty fish tank smell works wonder for the soil. I planted new plants and moved a few others around to keep things fresh and healthy. Then a few days after that I laid down a layer of Moo-nuer and cypress mulch on top of that. 

This weekend my sister and I went to Jo-Ann's because they were having a good sale and they tend to have cute yard ornaments. I was able to get 2 nice wind chimes and a few other cute little decorations for the yard.  

Over the past few weeks I have collected an assortment of veggies and herbs from the farmers market and Home Depot. So, now in my Kitchen window garden, which has been my main focus, I have growing daisies, rose geranium, tarragon, mums, and red hot pokers...all from years past. New things I have growing are diva cucumbers (I need to make a trellis when they start growing), parsley, strawberries, bell peppers, jalapenos, and palmer tomatoes.  

So, here is my backyard "kitchen window' garden re-vamp:




can you see Cedella peeking out the window at the ornament? 





The back yard is still a W.I.P.  My plan is to spray paint the patio furniture and I would love to screen it in! But we will see about that! 

I can't wait until my veggies start growing. There is something so satisfying about being able to cut something from your garden to cook with!

I don't have pictures of my front yard garden because I am still working on it. The plants in that garden have been their for years. I have rosemary, thyme, sage growing along with an assortment of bulb flowers, dusty miller, and columbine. I had the most wonderful lavender plant growing but it died during the winter storms we had here in February. Ah, my heart breaks over it! So, I am on the search for another lavender plant and some basil! 

Cheers everyone and happy gardening! 




5 comments:

Melissa said...

Nice post Lizzie. By coincidence, we both titled our blogs today the same thing. How funny!

Liz said...

Ha! Great minds think alike. That is funny! :-)

Little Wren said...

What a great way to de-stress Liz! Let's see... now if I can just get you to come grow a couple of gardens for me.... :)

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

The garden looks great! I'm anxiously awaiting our first "crops" :)

CK said...

Oh, this looks SOOO good! I don't see one weed in there! Great job!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...