Friday, July 17, 2020

Let's Visit in the Garden


 It's a beautiful day to visit the garden.
Would you care to join me?

Roses, roses in pinks and reds.  I think my favorites are the pink ones and then I see the red ones.  I cannot decide which I prefer.  Can you?

One can never tire of roses.  On to the vegetable garden!


First let's check the raised beds.  Cucumbers to the left, green beans and hot peppers in the middle, and yellow squash & zucchini to the right.  Strawberries are growing in the hanging basket on the shepherd's hook. (Please pardon the unevenly closed blinds!)


 Lots of tomatoes taking their sweet time turning red.  Mint and marigolds are planted with them to help keep the insects away.  Citronella doing the same.


Sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, chamomile and herbs are growing in these burlap plant bags.  The chamomile and herbs were initially inside in the hydroponic garden but I moved them outside.  I am so glad that they made the transition without a problem.


The sundial says that is time for a glass of cold lemonade.  Pink or yellow?  Easy for me to decide - pink lemonade for me!

Mini pumpkins grow in two of these big planters.  Yellow and red bell peppers growing in the other two.


Flowers on the outdoor chimney with roses on the side.  Green bell peppers are in two of the planters and sugar snap peas growing in the third.


We recently had some bushes removed in this part of the garden.  Now we have an open canvas.  Sad sunflowers on the stone bench.  Blueberries and blackberry bushes growing in the planters for now.  We hope to plant them in the ground when autumn arrives.


And speaking of an empty canvas...  we also cleared ivy and ground cover from this big area on the other side of the shed.  The fence leaves a lot to be desired but all in good time.  I am imagining a glorious pumpkin patch here.


Let's watch the birds at the feeders while we finish our lemonade.  I think we have more birds here than we did in North Carolina.  My husband fills these feeders every three days.



We will end our visit today with a pink rose.  Thank you for spending this summer afternoon with me.  I hope to see you soon.

12 comments:

  1. The red and pink roses are beautiful! Your raised beds and pots full of goodness are just amazing!!

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    1. Terri, they are a bit messy but it is a work in progress!

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  2. Wow, you have so much, and so much variety. Yet it is all arranged so neatly and pretty. I like the pink rose the best. Also your sundial. And your unusual shutters. I have never seen any like them, they are very intricate. They kind of remind me of the French quarter in New Orleans.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I've never been to New Orleans but I will take your word for it! The house has a European villa look to it. I think we found the sundial at an estate sale.

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  3. What a lovely garden, Gina. You must have worked so hard. Aren't the bags good value? I grow potatoes in mine and it works so well.
    Pink roses for me!

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    1. Barbara, Thank you! I do love the bags. I bought them from Amazon and they are very reasonably priced. xo

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  4. Gina, your gardening efforts are paying off for you. Pretty blooms now and fresh produce down the road. I am intrigued by your mini pumpkin plants. How do you like the burlap growing sacks? I would definitely join you for some lemonade. Have a relaxing weekend!

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    1. Robin, I love the burlap growing sacks. I ordered them from Amazon. I have the little growing label stick thing in the pumpkin planter that I will check its name when I get a chance (or remember!!). I believe they only get about 3" big.

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  5. Looks like you have a great size yard with so many wonderful growing plants, and clearing away areas to do some more planting. We have a fence that is going to need some Care and replacement soon too but hoping it stays ok until it gets a bit cooler out :)

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    1. Connie, I hope it does get cooler soon. We haven't had rain in a week. Hopefully later this week we will.

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  6. Wow...what a lovely garden, Gina. I have a black thumb so I enjoy seeing people who really know how to garden.

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    1. Thank you, Arlene. I love gardening though it is a lot of work!!

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