Monday, May 17, 2010

Garden Update

The weather and my schedule have not been cooperating with my garden plans. :( I finally have time to get out in the garden, and it has been raining every day!! Some time back, I thought that this might happen and I prepared a little bit by starting some seeds in doors in little homemade seed pots made from newspaper.108_0902
I planted squash, zuchinni, 4 kinds of pumpkins, 4 kinds of gourds, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant. Almost everything has sprouted and is looking good! I took a picture of the cute little things but it has disappeared on me and now it’s too dark outside to take one. I’ll try again tomorrow…
I have potatoes cut and ready to go in if the ground will dry out and a bed full of Blue Lake Green Beans.
The strawberries got weeded, enriched and mulched a while back too
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and look what I harvested today! Yum!!!!  114_1113  114_1114
Smoothies and Strawberry Shortcake are in my very near future!!
I started weeding this area today.
It’s the front of my  garden and where I plan to have a bird and butterfly area for my son! While weeding I found some “volunteer” dill that has come up from two years ago!  114_1115
I transplanted some to a clay pot. I’ve always wanted to have herbs in clay pots on my kitchen windowsill. This year  I’m determined to do it!
I passed my rose bush this morning and it's covered in blooms! I love the way the bud is right under the full bloom!
Tomorrow I will “lose” my gardening time (and it’s supposed to be sunny) as it’s my birthday and my sisters-in-law and mom-in-law want to take me to lunch…one sister mentioned taking me shopping for plants…sounds like a really good trade off to me! LOL
Today I was tickled to have my Tipsy Planter featured by Jessica over at Mad in Crafts. If you haven’t already, check out her fun, crafty blog!
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My sweet, new blogging friend Nikki, from Nikki’s Nifty Knacks, sent me this:

Thanks Nikki for my first blog award! I believe the rules are that I have to share seven things about myself ….hhmmm…let’s see:
1. I am a coffee-a-holic!
2. I have been homeschooling for 23 years.
3. I work with the 4-H Horse Club, but I’m afraid of horses!
4. I am an avid coupon shopper.
5. I’ve been to Costa Rica once….awesome coffee there!
6. Someday I want to take a digital photography class.
7. I like to digital scrapbook.
I am also supposed to share this with 15 other bloggers, so here are some that really inspire me!
2.Creations by Cindy
3. the thrifty ba
4.Creativity Unleashed
5.Jewelz Sightings
6. It’s So Very Cheri
7.My Backyard Eden
8.Paring down
10. mad in crafts
11.Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures
12. Veronica’s Corner
13. Buckets of Gardening Ideas
14. A Little Knick Knack
15. Life as Lori
Ladies you inspire me!!

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  1. Thank you so much for honoring me with this award, Sharon!

  2. Good luck with your seed starting. Those strawberries look very yummy. What a gorgeous yellow rose. :)

  3. Your garden is looking marvelous. I am totally lusting after your strawberry patch! Couldn't grown them here! Sigh!!
    Keep showing pics... I love it!

  4. Very nice....great Strawberry harvest...I love my tipsy planter too, just checked yours out.

  5. Beautiful garden. It looks so lush and healthy!

  6. Thank you so much for this award Sharon. I just feel so blessed today. Be blessed. Cindy

  7. Thank you so much for the award... I'll post about it soon!

  8. Your garden is beautiful! Check out my blog girl. You too have an award. Be blessed. Cindy

  9. Have fun on your birthday! Love your thrifty and natural seed starters!

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I forgot to tell you the first time I stopped by!!! Hope it's a good one...
    I've posted about my sweet award...

  11. Wow those strawberries are wonderful! I've got one plant and just a handful of berries here and there. Happy Birthday!!!

  12. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! I can just taste those lovely strawberries! I've heard of pots made from newspaper but never tried them. I hope you have a great birthdat! Almost forgot, are the roots to your Clematis shaded with other plants or mulch? I also quite cutting them down. If I need to trim them I do ir after they bloom. Jean

  13. Love your garden! The front corner you shared is wonderful - I look forward to watching it grow all summer.
    Thanks also for the award! I am excited about that and will do my part with it too!
    Paula from Idaho


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