Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What’s Blooming

Red Bleeding Heart
White Bleeding Heart

Volunteer Pansy
Maple tree growing in the garden that will need to be moved soon.
Lemon Balm
Apple Tree
Weed of some sort… I thought it was pretty so it stays.
Blueberry bushes… Seem to like the tires!
Work in progress. It looks so bear with nothing in there. But that will be changing soon.



SkippyMom said...

It won't look bare for long [and it definitely doesn't look like a bear giggle] you will fill it up with food and/or gorgeous flowers and plants.

I think the tires are a brilliant idea for the bushes. Will you replant them someday or will they continue to grow inside the tires? I was thinking this would be an excellent idea for our tomato plants next year, although I don't know how the landlord would feel about tires in the backyard of their 500K home. heehee You can take me out of the country, but you can't take the country out of me. :)

This is our first year of trying to grow a few veggies in containers on our back deck. 2 tomatoes, 1 pepper, 1 squash and a watermelon plant [that one will be replanted in the yard at some point I think] to start. We aren't really green thumbs so we are just experimenting with what we know grows well here and to see if we can get something. We aren't too hopeful, but there isn't a lot of money outlay, so it should be fun. What is nice is for the first time in 2 decades of marriage we finally got a flower garden to not only NOT die, but it is actually flourishing. It helps that our youngest planted it, but I have been taking care of it, so...maybe the "garden" has a chance. We did pick a pretty goofy spring to start a garden tho' - the weather doesn't know if it is summer, spring or winter [we had snow two days ago. in VA. at the END of April.] I have had to cover the flowers 4 times since March when we planted them because we have dropped below freezing, after having 80 degree days.

We'll see. I am very excited at just the chance. I miss home grown tomatoes so, so much. The ones at the store are tasteless and expensive. We are thankful that the farmer's market opens in a week - but their produce can be sporadic.

Wish us luck. And keep the pictures coming - they are very inspiring to us that are trying.

PS - LOVE your lilacs. I bet they smell amazing. I miss the ones we had at our old house, but since we rented we couldn't bring it along and replant it.

Have a great weekend Yart! Hope all is well in your part of the world.