Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow? 6/1/11

I got home this evening from working at the bakery and took a few pictures of the garden with my iPhone.  Unfortunately, I haven't any new batteries for my camera, so no really nice shots today.  At least you'll get to see what's growing.  

My herb box is growing like crazy!  In fact, Sissy went out yesterday and clipped several basil leaves to add to our Pizza Rolls.  They smell heavenly!  The dill is growing really good too.  I can't wait to see how the heads look.  I'm hoping to make some refrigerator pickles with them.

Speaking of pickles, check out the little cucumber growing there in the center of the picture.  Pretty soon, I'll have quite a few to add to a jar.  My brother has offered to let me use his fridge if I need to since his refrigerator is a lot bigger than ours. 

The green beans and tomatoes are covered in flowers.  I'm looking forward learning how to can the green beans.  My cousin Brenda is an expert canner in my opinion.  She's going to help me.  I'm hoping I have enough to preserve, if not, I guess we'll just blanch and freeze them.  

The peppers are flowering and there's a tiny jalapeno hanging on.  The kids have been begging to pull the carrots.  I've told them to wait until their big brother moves in.  That will give them enough time to grow so the kids won't be bothering them.  

 My hydrangeas are in full bloom.  They are so pretty.  Especially my favorite purple one.  It was pink when I bought it, but our soil is so acidic, it turned it purple.  It's so beautiful to me.  It makes me so happy when I come in the door.  I want to cut them and put them in a vase, but I know they'll just die faster. 

Here's the big blue hydrangea.  It got beat down pretty badly during the last storm we had. 

The lace-cap hydrangeas are still growing humongous!  They even taking over the sidewalk!

Some of the daylilies are blooming.  These are a rusty red.  They aren't really pretty, but summer color is better than nothing.  I love the yellow centers.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!


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Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - your herb garden is taking off like crazy! & those hydrangeas are to die for! Thanks for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

Mommarock said...

Your plants look BEAUTIFUL.. they are growing so well. I do have a question about your box in picture #1 however. Does it have a bottom? Why are there boards dividing the squares instead of just lattice board across the top of the soil? I'm not knocking your work by any means as I can see your plants are growing quite nicely. I am planning my next years garden already.. and making some changes to my shape and size. I just have so many plans and any information I get IN is great!

Susie said...

I have such garden envy right now!

Lavender Cottage said...

I just love all your pretty hydrangeas and the herb box is fantastic.


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