Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer Veggies

It doesn't look like much just yet, but I love these "before" shots. In two months, it should look a lot like the picture on the right.

I planted the rest of my summer veggie seeds today.  The bed below will be pole beans, carrots and cucumber.

Here next to the tomatoes and anaheim chiles will be butternut squash.

I'm still harvesting my spring peas.  Later in the summer, they will be pulled for some late summer beans and zucchini.  For now, in front of the peas I've planted two types of zucchini squash.

I also planted morning glory along the fence line.  My broccoli is nearing its end.  In its place will be more peas planted later in the summer.  I'm also waiting patiently for my cabbage along the fence to be ready for picking.  It's formed heads, but they aren't big enough to cut.

It's amazing how a vegetable garden can go from nothing to something in just a short couple months.  I'm looking forward to seeing what I get this year.

More side yard progress

All the primary shrubs are in.  I may/may not plant anything more this year.  I'd like to see how things fill in before adding anything more.  I think this is going to be a beautiful spot.  Huge thanks to the wonderful people at GardenWeb who helped me with design and plant selection.  They are the ones who recommended the Iceberg roses and suggested I bring my Pink Lady Hawthorne off the fence and clump them in the center.  Along the fence is potato vine, and in the shadier spot in the back I've got hydrangeas.  That column in the center is the base of a birdbath I plan to make.  YET another concrete and mosaic project on my list.

In the foreground, I've got these beautiful pink geraniums.  They are special breast cancer awareness flowers, where a portion of the proceeds were donated to cancer.

I wish I had bought more.  I don't know if this photo is doing justice.  The color is neon vivid.

Next up will be field stones and river rock, but that won't happen until the first couple weeks of June.  I need my hubby off to help with the hard stuff, and we're waiting until after our new shed is delivered.  Can't wait to see this whole project done!  In the meantime, I'm planning on enjoying a few weekends of well-deserved rest!


I love these irises.  I need more.