Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Our June Garden

My garden goal for this summer is to find out what exactly I've planted and where. Because when winter comes and it's all gone I forget what's going to pop up and when. So I got my Gardening Journal, put on my long flowing dress, removed my shoes and sat on a blanket in the middle of my yard. In my head I was living in the 17th century, but I didn't have that beautiful of a dress on. And I mapped out our gardens or part of them. Each kid has their own garden, so far I've gotten done Eben's and Opal's. I also took pictures of what the plants look like so I can get excited in Fall of what's to come in Spring.
This is also the first year we've had a vegetable garden. It's the second year trying. Last year they all got eaten a day after I planted my precious seedlings outdoors. I don't know why, but I feel like if I don't do it from seeds, it's cheating. Which is weird, because I'm a self-proclaimed cheater. So far, we have had tons of lettuce, some beans, and it's looks like the broccoli, zucchini and eggplant will do well too. I think I got too late a start on the tomatoes. I should just cheat.
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4 comments:

Steve & Sarabeth said...

I love gardens so much...my dream for our next house is lots of space for flowers and a vegetable garden!

Mashel said...

Those are really good pictures... your aperature is perfect... I love it.

Tiffany said...

Great pictures Amber! And your garden is quite lovely. I admire it every time we are over. It's great fun to see all you've planted. Glad you had fun in your flowy dress...were you wearing a big hat too?

Hope said...

I love gardens - and your looks gorgeous!! If you still need help ID-ing and dividing, etc, I have a BS in horticulture & entomology - and can probably help you :)