I believe we’ve been both gardening and blogging, for about 3 years. Our life is filled with so many various passions, there is more than we are actually able to get to blogging. I sure try to get it all in though! But one area that is especially hard to keep you all updated with, is the gardening! Good gosh. Things grow and change SO fast, by the time I photograph what I want, edit the photos, and start putting a post together (while you know, living my life and doing 1,000 other things in the midst of it all), the post report, explaining the photos I took, don’t seem very current by the time I get to typing it out!… Read More
You know, nobody told me, that so much heartache can come with gardening. <sigh>. Each and every year of gardening, well…..wait, this is only our second year….but we’ve learned a little bit more. I enjoy the learning process. I really do! Just as in life, I can handle learning through little mistakes along the way. But I prefer NOT to learn, through sheer devastation. You know?
But this year, we learned a really hard lesson. We learned about one of a gardener’s worst, ugliest, most destructive enemy:
The squash vine borer.
I was confused about the sudden rapid decline of my beautiful squash plants, in this post, when my friend Maria clued me in about this common squash plant destroyer, in the comments of a previous post. I researched immediately, and found she had indeed hit the nail on the head, and correctly identified the dasher of all of our squash hopes and dreams. This year anyway.… Read More
Finally, I have gotten it together enough, to show you what we’re growing in all of these garden beds we’ve got going. I’m telling you, I find it extremely challenging to blog about garden updates, because everything changes so fast! So, this post shares some of the rapid garden progress that can happen in what seems like the blink of an eye.
But I also wanted to share this little story with you. A couple of weekends ago, we had a spontaneous tag sale. We had quite the traffic for it too (thanks to Michael’s Tag Sale professional signage that no one could miss). But what was so funny, was people were more interested in our gardens when they got here, than our tag sale items!! It was comical. They were walking around, peeking under leaves, asking questions and generally flattering us to death. For 2nd year gardens, we were puffing up a bit and struttin’ around like peacocks.… Read More
In our last post, we shared with you the very beginnings of our front yard transformation. We planned out 3 gardens, built 3 garden beds, had loam delivered, filled the beds with the loam, and got our strawberry plants planted all in mid-May.
At the end of May, after the threat of frost had past, we planted all of the vegetable and flower plants in the beds. I did not take photos of the extensive work we did that day along the way, because frankly, I was covered in earth and sweat, and wasn’t about to touch my camera. : )
Here’s a photo of our front yard now, with the 3 garden beds.… Read More
We have grand dreams for our yard, and it’s likely you’ll be able to watch the transformations take place right here on our blog! But we can tell you right away….it’ll always be slow-going. A little a year. Whatever we can do. Whatever we have the time, or the money for. And when we’ve thought about it, we’ve realized we need both at the same time, to see any real progress. ; ) But you know, we’ve learned to enjoy ‘the process’. The RIDE, as they say. After all, we may be too old to ever really DO the end. But having hopes and dreams are half the fun!… Read More