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Monday, April 21, 2014

Garden, Raspberries, Dehydrator, Yard Art & Fountain

I planted 12 cabbages.  Six early and six late!

My prayers were answered!!!  The peas I was suppose to soak and didn't have come up!!  Yippee!!

Planted my potatoes!  Hoping for a great harvest from them!

I just planted the one row of the sugar peas that I didn't soak and the rest of the bed was planted with regular peas and a row of radishes along the edge of the bed.

This is the barrel that Gracie dug a hole to hide the vitamin bottle when they were playing.  I didn't replant but just kinda smoothed it up and so far this is what is growing!

Look closely and you can see asparagus popping up!  One getting quite tall towards the left top and a couple smaller ones coming up nearer the bottom.  Happy to see these!

Pruned the red raspberries!

Had to dry more apple slices for my granola mix.  I do love my dehydrator!

Our old white fountain broke.  We loved it but now I love my new one more!!

I saved this from my old fountain.  "Wonderful Gardener" is going to clean it up for me and it will be used for yard art!!!!  I am so lucky to have a "Wonderful Gardener".  It is so exciting to me to see things sprouting up and growing but he just doesn't seem to share the same enthusiasm as I do!  Hmmmmmmm!


Daphne Gould said...

Things are springing up all over my garden too. It is such a wonderful time of the year.

Audrey said...

I know it is exciting to see the little seeds sprouting. Soon you will be harvesting.
Love that piece of fountain that you kept ... will bee so pretty in your garden.
Thanks for sharing your garden with us.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Yesterday was 80 and today I wore my winter jacket and ear muffs out to work!! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! Not as creative as you! Seems like this time of year has taken forever to get here! Nancy

Leigh said...

Your garden is inspiring! There's nothing happier than seeds sprouting and little plants starting to grow. I have to agree about dehydrators. Mine stays busy all summer!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Thank you! I would like to start doing even more with my dehydrator. Thank you for visiting my blog! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! So glad to see the garden without snow, finally! The fountain is so pretty! And the old one will make nice garden art! So glad you are enjoying your dehydrator! Too bad 'wonderful gardener' doesn't enjoy the excitement of growing things as you do! I bet he likes to eat it though! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, Your comments are always so sweet and encouraging! Yes, "wonderful gardener" sure does enjoy eating some of the things from the garden and yard. He especially enjoys the raspberries. Nancy

Sandy said...


Now that's a beautiful garden!!!!

I've never soaked my seeds, and they grow just fine. Your peas, and asparagus are coming along just fine. Once you eat your own asparagus, you won't want to pickup asparagus at the store :-)
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I look forward to seeing more of you.

emilysincerely said...

so fun to see your garden things sprouting. A sure sign of spring!!!

Lisa said...

You have got a great start on your garden! Yes, you are inspiring! Your grass is so green too. Tom is wanting to put some kind of fountain in here too someday. Yours is lovely.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, Spring is trying to arrive here but with it allergies arrive too! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you. I hope you do put a fountain in soon. We enjoy the sound of running water so much! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Some of my pea packages don't say to soak but this one did so I was happy to see them sprout!! Have started picking asparagus now! This must be about my 4th year. Yum! Nancy

Leigh said...

Everything in your garden looks wonderful. So pretty!

To answer your question about the cherries, the ones I'm referring to are sand cherries ( Prunus besseyi). They have a very wide growing range so should do well in your area. They are a wild bush cherry, but don't produce very meaty nor sweet fruit. I use mine in a mixed fruit jelly which is very tasty!