A Peek into My Garden

May 4, 2010

We had glorious Spring weather all weekend.  I spent the better part of both days outside in my yard and I have the sunburned arms to prove it.

Magical nasturtiumsI call this my Lucky Spot.  This year I had nasturtiums come up on their own.  Last year, I had morning glory magically appear.  I don’t know if the birds are bringing the seeds or what, but I’m thankful for the gift nonetheless.

DSC_0060This dove and his mate spent all weekend on the fence watching me work. 

DSC_0069 I planted several varieties of squash and cucumbers, including pickling cucumbers so I can make my Grandma’s bread and butter pickles. 

DSC_0070 Six varieties of tomatoes, including these San Marzanos I started last month from seed. 

Green peppers, yellow bells and jalapenos for fresh salsa and pico de gallo.   Green beans, melons, chives, basil, cilantro and more mesclun also made it into my raised beds this weekend.

Finally, here’s an iris just waiting to burst out.  It has the most gorgeous purple iridescence.   It was a wonderful gardening weekend.

Did you do any planting last weekend?

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  1. No I didn't! A few more weeks and I will plant. Waiting for the last danger of frost + the black flies to disappear.
    You were very busy though, I can see.
    Love the doves. We have the mourning doves here and I enjoy their, hm, what do you call it? Cooing? It's not really chirping, oh well. I enjoy the sound they are making.

  2. so, so beautiful. i am continued to be amazed at what can start from a little seed! your tomato looks so healthy, looking forward to seeing updates from you! Thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays" @ New Nostalgia!!

  3. Looks wonderful! I love new life in a garden!

  4. Oh, I can't wait to try jalapenos this year. No more store bought for me!!

  5. You make me a bit jealous. I usually have a big garden...but this year I am scaling way, way back so that I can deal with weed and rodent issues - I can only do so much and so that is the plan - to make more time!! :(

  6. We will take those flowers anyway we can get them. Free is always good. Your Iris is going to be so pretty. It is almost there.

  7. Yay! I'm super jealous. We'll be planting the rest of our garden this weekend. ;)

  8. No, I didn't. We did ours on Easter sunday afternoon. We're in eastern NC, our iris' are done blooming already, peonies are in full bloom, clematis, I've got pictures on my blog, check it out!

  9. Hi! Stopping in from New Friend Friday!! So glad I picked your blog to visit! Our property is too shady to plant a garden. So I'm a container garden girl! I have 4 heirloom tomato and 2 heirloom cherry plants, 4 varieties of hot peppers, sweet green and orange peppers, a variety of herbs, too! We have a spot in the back of our garage where I plant sunflower seeds! It is so fun. We love salsa/pico so I try and plant to give us some fresh produce. My kids love eating the cherry tomatoes right off the vine.
    Stop in and say HI at Susieqtpies Scraps of Life

    Newest blog n twitter follower!!!!

  10. I am so jealous! I have very little planted so far flower or veggie...I am way behind this year! I have started lasagna gardening and building the new "beds" takes alot of time!Too much baseball and other kiddo activities! Then there are the craft projects...
    I found you at SNS and will be back to look around when I have more time!
    When you have a minute, please drop by my blog and have a look at my "lasagna bed"!
    Happy Gardening!

  11. So glad I found your blog and can became your newest follower!!! I too am interested in gardening and have started a new feature on my blog called "plOTTing and planting" I hope you can stop by sometime for a cup of "Latte' with Ott, A." www.alattewithotta.blogspot.com


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