It’s been a while!
I have been busy with many jobs, one of which is getting the vegetable and herb garden planted and ready. Weeds have been terrible this year! I feel like I spend the majority of my time weeding! Things are coming along though.
The greenhouse is not complete but Joe’s daddy is making progress. He got 2 more boards put up and some windows for the front! He realized the windows that we had were way to big so he had to get others.
I have set the thought of it getting done very soon aside and have just focused on landscaping & planting. I have lots herbs this year with the intention to sell fresh little bundles. There are many that I started from seed & will offer those as plants or maybe just harvest & sell bunches. I’ve even thought I might mince & freeze so that there is a good winter supply for all.
Perennials and herbs, especially those harder to find, are my focus. Once the berries get on their way we will have Blueberries, Red Raspberries & Blackberries to sell, and we have a fair supply of Sandhill Plums out back.
So many plans, so much to do & so much to wait on – let’s just look at some pretty pictures shall we?
Since Wilma is just a fat ass & not pregnant I converted my baby pig feeders into planters !
Purple Verbena, Bacopa and a Petunia
Petunias & Strawberries
3rd pig is the same as the 1st!
a white elephant gift. I lined it with screen and filled it will petunias & Pennyroyal
see my little rabbit feeders? They will look awesome once full and blooming. Now to get a funky birdhouse made for that funky stump. I am thinking Dr. Seuss!
beautiful sage in bloom
LOOK at all the ARUGULA! Beautiful when it blooms but it definaltly is invasive. A friend bought some and asked, would it do good in a barrel/container? – YES! GREAT idea!
I filled the north side of the greenhouse with lots of different varieties of Sunflowers – yes including Mammoths! It should be beautiful!
See the 2 new boards?! Bless his hard working heart
My pepper patch
Pretty little (uncomfortable) Comfrey is getting ready to bloom
Look at these mammoth Horseradish plants! I have much more I need to find a place for!
Valarian is in bloom … and smells wonderful!
beautiful Catmint in bloom
Orange Mint, St, Johns Wort, lemon Balm, & lots of Yarrow
lettuce, beets, radishes & more lettuce tucked under the apple tree. They only get a bit of sun in the morning & evening.
my potato patch both red & white
I made plant markers from some vinyl board coverings that were here when we moved in. Work great! Sturdy & they can get wet and it just doesn’t matter!
just a few of the many Basil seedings around here
a look into the garden from the SE entrance
the Clematis is doing excellent this year!
Artemisia abrotanum Southernwood – I LOVE THIS PLANT!
looking from the mid gate on the outside yard side entrance. Yes I know that lattice above the entrance trellis looks pretty stupid BUT it serves a good purpose!