I waited and waited to plant my garden this year. This weather won't trick me this time. I'm too smart for it. Others planted their gardens but, oh no, I won't fall for it. I kept waiting. OK, its really warm. High 70's. The trees are starting to bud. The trees can't be wrong. Can they? I still waited.
The veggies came out at my favorite nursery. Still, I waited. We had a hard winter this year. Was it over? OK, maybe its over. The grass is growing again. OK, it's time.
I planted and planted. I done wore myself out ya'll. Two days after I planted, it hovered near freezing. I had to cover my baby plants. I am not smarter than the weather (or a 5th grader).
Here is what I planted this year:
Flower Gardens in the front
|Alyssum Easter Bonnet - Violet - very sweet smelling. The bees love this.|
|Verbena but a trailing one to fill in the garden floor.|
|These two beautiful dew covered flowers are Osteospermum in Astra Pink. I took these pictures on a cloudy day. I love how the background is so dark. The beauty of these flowers stands out.|
|Snapdragon - Solstice Purple|
|This little fuzzy guy is a Verbena|
|Salvia - a nice variation on the ones I've had in the past. |
It doesn't smell like cat pee either so that's a plus.
|I love this Angelonia in "Serena Purple"|
|Provence Lavender. I bought a lot so I |
could have a "field" of Lavender. My favorite smell.
|Nothing much to look at now. My Oregano, apple mint, a sturdy cabbage, some parsley, rosemary and my father-in-law's green onions are holdouts from last summer. Oregano anyone?|
|The Pioneer Garden. Nothing flashy here except my two broccoli from last year.|
|Yellow squash. After last year's zucchini takeover, I've opted for a nice tame squash.|
|Cucumber. They didn't have burpless so |
be warned all ye supper visitors. Arggg. I slipped into Pirate speak. Sorry.
|Marigold - to keep away the bugs from the tomatoes. |
Does it really work? I don't know but I like to keep the tradition.
|Tomato - I've had a love/hate relationship with them. I've tried lots of different kinds but they always end up with some sort of leaf rot/fungus. I'm determined this year to win.|
This picture doesn't have anything to do with my garden. This is Billy, our neighbors dog. He's so cute. I was outside taking pictures and he and his owner walked by. I just had to put him here and make you smile. Aren't you smiling?