Monday, June 8, 2009

Garden 2009

Here are some of the flowers and veggies growing chez moi this season:

Potted plants I bought, before they went in the ground. I figured I better get my gardening on before Charlie arrives, so I spent 80 bucks on plants and got good and muddy this weekend :-)

Can you tell I love the variegated leaves?

Ooh and this one has both FUZZY leaves and SPIRAL leaves, something you don't often see in nature together, so of course, I had to buy it.

Here's 2 days worth of strawberry collection from my out of control strawberry patch out back. i'll be making jam for my parents who love my jam. (One container is frozen already which is why it looks a bit whitish. No, not mold.)

This behemoth was had for a mere $16.00. What a deal! It's so huge I could barely fit it in the back of my car. It must weigh 40 pounds. Seriously. I love the two toned leaves, green and purple. Who could pass that up for $16.00? Not I.

The row out back. If you remember, I posted way back in the beginning of spring (after dumping a flat of seedlings on the deck) so I have no idea what some of these are. I do know the tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, squash, onions, and artichoke. There may be spinach, carrots, watermelon, and cantelope out there too. We'll just have to wait and see. I've eaten broccoli from the garden several times already this year, and it's yummy.

The flower patch by the front porch. I'm hoping these all spread out and creat a lush, colorful tableau. Ooo.. using French words! Means it's a classy and elegant garden.

I love this tall blue flower and have planted several more that have yet to open, but are budding.

Cone flowers in the sun.

How is your garden growing?


Calmil2 said...

Wow, I love your garden!! I love gardening. My mom is an amazing gardener. Unfortunately I have a hard time keeping plants alive. It's a good thing I didn't have to pass that test before having kids, yikes. Someday I will get back to gardening as it does change once you have kids. My hubby and oldest son planted a little garden this year. We never seem to be able to keep the strawberry plant alive, you'll have to give me some advice. Do you have your travel dates yet??

Michelle J said...

Lovely! I'm a sucker for varigated leaves too. Do you like bouganvilla? If so, there's one that has a yellowish varigated leaf that is gorgeous! A big bush of it might look nice on the side of you house. And that giant hanging plant? I've seen those before. I love the purple. Do you know what's it called?

Single PAP said...

very nice!
mine sux.
all weeds.

ShannonC said...

The Blue looks like a LUPINE!!