Thursday, May 28, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow? (May 28)

My garden has been growing, but the plants have not! That is, we've gotten all of the plants in the ground, but they're still the same size as they were when we brought them home from the garden center.

Some of my perennials are getting ready to bloom, though, so I'll show you those, as well.

Here are the new plantings:



This plot is my vegetable garden. My husband built the raised bed out of plastic "wood" years ago, before we started seeing benches, decks, and everything else made out of that material. I like it because it's made of recycled materials and it's weatherproof without being treated with toxic chemicals.

What you can't see in this photo are the seedlings on the right side. Both green beans and sugar snap peas have just sprouted. Oh, and the two tomato plants at the far end of the garden appear to have been cut off at the top. I suspect it was the work of the neighborhood rabbit.

The next two are annuals that we just planted. The first is melampodium, and the second is gazania; both are new to me. The gazania wasn't cooperating for its photo session, because it was cloudy today.





My son planted these two containers:




These are the tags from the plants we bought. Funny, I didn't realize, until I was digging the hole, that the squash produces round fruits.



These look like daisies, but it's actually a variety of chrysanthemum. We've had the plant for several years, and they're getting ready to bloom again.



How does YOUR garden grow? For more photos and ideas, click on the "How Does Your Garden Grow?" logo at the top of this post.

3 comments :

  1. I love the idea of "recycled" plastic wood for raised beds. My husband and I have been discussing gardening options for our "forever home" and I will share this idea with him.

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  2. I use raised beds for my vegetable patch but mine have been under attack from my cat as with determination she kept discovering gaps in the netting to squeeze through. I've replanted my spinach and rocket twice and I've run out of watercress seeds! Glad I haven't got any neighbourhood rabbits though. The neighbourhod snails are enough to contend with.

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  3. Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your funny comment about the picture of the swap. I look forward to visiting your blog again!

    Good Luck with the Garden!

    Artful Blessings,
    Kathryn

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