Sitting in front of lettuce planting area
My nursery of Fescue and Sedum
Dead mess of the garden.
Center left, blackberry vines.
My spinach, Bibb lettuce, Mesclun & Mustard greens
My "Angels gather here" chimes..I looove chimes!
Spinach ready to eat that survived the mild winter.
Rose wave petunias (front), cherry tomatoes, Heirloom tomatoes, Shasta daisies, purple basil, blue lobelia, multi colored petunias and asters, Rosemary, Canterbury bells, pink impatients, green pepper, and med hot chili pepper
Some may consider gardening hard work and there is some work involved. The harder part is dividing up perenials. Shasta and Iris plants and root systems can get huge, larger than you anticipated. Getting the soil ready requires turning the soil over and adding whatever you want to ensure that your soil is full of nutrients.
My flowers took over the garden, so I have had to thin out many beautiful plants. I hope to find a plant exchange, which I always seem to miss for one reason or another. The nursery plants are some I need to find a home for. A friend is giving me some raspberry plants this yr. so I must make room, I do not know where. My strawberry patch picture wouldn't loa, but I get a wonderful crop of those in June, my blackberries come late July.
I have a rock area down by the drive way and have 10 Fescues every 3 feet or so. I planted them from seed many years ago. They can get huge, needing cut back at least once a season. Next to this area is a foot wide, 20 ft lenth flower bed that goes along the driveway. This is where my red tulips are just starting to pop up now. The rose wave petunias you see in my indoor garden picture,(the now green plants), I hope to put all the way down my driveway. I used to buy for that area and have paid as much as $60 for those lovely petunias. If I don't kill these babies somehow, that is where they will go. Three of these plants, I found out last year will fill an 10in. wide hanging planter, and grow into a really beautiful mass. This is a first to try to grow them on ground. Wish me luck. I can't wait to show you the garden when it is in bloom.
The garden is where I go to remember, contemplate, pray, let off steam, or just find a refreshing rest at the end of day. This place is where I remember my babies, who all live far away and are no longer babies. These memories always make me smile..in my garden.
Madi working hard in the garden many yrs ago
Ashley and Madi long ago
Ashley and Madi now
Shelby helping water. She is standing in front of a large bucket, with a cup.
Shelby and me (Washington state where they live, Army 2011 visit)