Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Garden Progress May/June

I cut some parsley to dry.  Have been eating lettuce and radishes from the garden.  Cut some kale to eat and to freeze and froze up some spinach.  Enjoyed the asparagus but that is about done now. The season has begun!  

It all started a few months ago when I tried to grow some things from seed.  Hauled them out here for a few days to harden them off.

The Brunnera and Daffodils are among my first things to bloom and always brightens the day.

The money plant and these Iris were so pretty a bit ago.

A prettier picture of the Iris.

We redid our fountain area and made it smaller.  I think I chose the wrong flowers as it doesn't look so pretty now!  You win some and you lose some!

This is the pot of flowers I made up for the deck.

Carrots growing in one of the carrot boxes on the deck.  I have thinned them some but may have to do a little more.

Bee Balm growing by one deck steps to attract the hummingbirds to watch while I eat in the pergola.

Color is coming in the flower bed!

My cabbages and Kale growing under this cover.

Beets and tomato plants.  Three of the tomato plants I started from seed and none of them look too great yet but still green so there is hope!

Sugar peas growing up the trellis.  Can't wait!

My bed of potato plants look great!  Sure hope they are developing potatoes underneath those plants!!!

Some lettuces but wanting it to get larger although am using some of it now!

My first strawberry almost ripe enough to pick!  Sure hope Coco doesn't snitch it on me!!

Growing dill and cleome in the holes in the cement blocks in the back of the compost pile!

Zucchini growing here.  Should I pull one or two of the plants out or leave them????

Planted Provider Beans in this barrel.

On the left is a Sungold cherry tomato that I bought and on the right is a red cherry tomato that I started from seed.

My poor little lone green pepper plant!

The entrance to my veggie garden!  Come and visit!

Most of the lavender bed made it through the winter.  Will see how well they bloom this year!  This is what all I have been busy doing among other things!  Hope all you gardeners out there are enjoying this garden season!!!


Margaret said...

You certainly have been busy! I think your tomatoes look great - you should see mine...I just transplanted them this past weekend and planted them deeply, but they were such tiny plants to begin with, there's only an inch or two above ground right now. Hopefully some nice warm weather will put them on the fast track soon.

NanaDiana said...

It all looks great...and I think your fountain looks wonderful...and it will fill in as time goes on. You have lots of great stuff started. Not sure about pulling the zucchini...looks good to me as is. Hope you have a bumper crop of everything! xo Diana

Daphne Gould said...

The garden looks wonderful. Though I wouldn't be too happy with a dog eating my first strawberry. Of course a dog can just look at you and you forgive them. But still. I'd have a really good fence for that.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret,
I hope your tomato plants perk up for you. I took a picture because they looked so awful at first and she said tomatoes were tough and would bounce back and sure enough mine are doing better. I don't know if it was too hot or too cold for them when I was trying to harden them off. Thanks for the encouragement! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Dear NanaDiana, Thanks for the encouragement. Hoping we have a great harvest as our garden is smaller than what it was. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Thank you! We do have a fence so the dog doesn't get in but....sometimes I leave it open and forget about her. I'll try not to do that with my strawberry though. She has snuck in and got some of the asparagus that way! Sure right! I forgive her and love her anyway. Nancy

Connie said...

Oh my goodness! Nancy, your garden looks wonderful and you have such a huge variety of yummy vegetables planted. Our potatoes are just popping through the earth . . . Steve was so anxious that last week he had me dig one up for him to see if they were alive or rotting under the ground,LOL
I think that the flowers you planted around your fountain just need a little more time to develop; by next year they will be outstanding. I really like the choice of colors that you mixed . . . they should compliment each other beautifully:) Your backyard is delightful and you can easily see that you and your hubby put a lot of love into it. Have a wonderful week.
Connie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, Thank you so much for the kind comments! What kind of potatoes did you plant? I planted Yukon Gold. Can't wait to harvest some! Enjoy your gardens! Nancy

Leigh said...

Your gardens are beautiful! What a treat to see those photos.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Thank you!!!! I just wish I had more time and energy and could grow more food besides what I do and the flowers!! If wishes were fishes...... Nancy

Vicki said...

Been wondering how you were doing. :) Your garden and flowers look beautiful. I always have a hard time thinning out my plants!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Good to touch base with you. Thank you! I am afraid if I thin plants that maybe one of the others will dye! Always learning! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

What nice veggies you have in your garden, Nancy! Everything looks fantastic! You are creative at arranging things in small places! If your zucchini is like mine, one plant will take over the whole pot! It grows really large in the ground. I'm learning to thin things out due to lack of garden space, and I've got a large garden, lol! We've been on vacation and just got back so I'm late viewing my blogs! Hope you have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

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