Monday, June 27, 2011


Chris got my raised vegetable beds completed, soil brought in and I got the seeds planted by May 30th. I am quite impressed with my little garden's progress so far. I *think* my veggies are growing better than they have in the past, but that could be just me thinking that this grand idea of raised beds and premixed gardening soil is doing the trick!

Here are a few pics of my little garden:

Along the back are tomatoes, which I started inside in early May. Then I have lettuce, spinach, chives (from bulbs, not seeds so they are quite big already). In the second box I have carrots, beets and 3 rows of potatoes.

I've also been really happy with my flowers so far this year. Apart from some that didn't survive the ongoing rain we had and a few others that were protected from the rain but I forgot to water. Oops. How's that for irony?

Up the front walk. The Welcome basket and the small square pots on the steps have seed Nasturitums (sp?) growing but they are still pretty small. I also have a few smaller pots down along our driveway.

The beautiful trellis Chris built me. I'm still waiting for my Morning Glory to grow tall enough to climb. I'm hoping that they start soon!

Oh, and yes, in case you noticed, it IS being held on by bungee cords. This is the trellis that I mentioned in my last post that was blown over by the wind. So, I strapped it on like that *temporarily* until it could be screwed to the steps or house.

This flower bed was last summer's project. I've got lots of beautiful things coming up and am loving it! But, it's full, so.......

Here's this summer's project! Since we've moved in, we've hated the white rock. It looks dirty and I also think it makes the house look a little dated. We just haven't gotten around to digging it out yet though. You'd think it would be fairly easy, but no. Its not.

So, I have to finish digging up the grass, dig out all the white rocks, bring in some soil to build it up a bit, bring in some mulch and then plant more perrenials!

I get so excited when I see those first little green plants poke through the ground after a long, cold winter. I'll be excited next year to watch 2 gardens come to life!

Oh, and apart from rototilling the triangular garden last year, I did all the digging, etc myself and intend to to as much as possible myself on this new one too. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and its a good workout too, judging by the sore arms I have today!


Briana said...

Your yard looks awesome Janice! Good job! I'm jealous that I don't have a yard :)

The Tompkins Family said...

I am SO jealous of your garden. It seriously looks awesome! WAY different than the last time I was there! Nice work, you two!

CanadianMama said...

Looks awesome!!

Karyn said...

Good for you, Jan!