Monday, June 7, 2010

Sights in Our Garden

I'm not usually an outside kind of person, but lately I've been a little more into our gardens.

Here is the pile of mulch that was delivered a few weeks ago...

It's finally gone!

Here are a few of our pots

Here is the update on our "consumables"

My veggie patch: sugar snaps, beets, carrots, green beans

Rhubarb, blueberries, tomatoes, eggplant, and herbs (lettuce and swiss chard have not yet appeared).

fig tree

red raspberry bushes

I love zinnias

and coleus and celosia are my favorites

It's amazing how drastically our house can change in just a few short months!

ps...I never finished house-cleaning the inside, and school is over on Wednesday! Oh, and I'm still waiting to drop those last ten pounds, too (just thought you should know).


  1. Kirs: I think you're getting hooked on the gardening thing!! Good for you!!! Summer lasts such a short time-enjoy the time outside while you can (and before it looks like that snowy pic again!!) I see the rhubarb is looking Great!!!! Did you get that little gift we sent over for you? Hope you can use it!!!
    Can't wait to see you guys next month!
    Aunt Jean

  2. I love the rhubarb cookbook! thanks so much-
    should I cut off the rhubarb to the ground?
    I'm not sure if I'm going to be a successful gardener or not, just planted a few things and we'll see how they do!
    see ya soon!

  3. I just let mine die back later in the summer-as the ones underneath wilt-pull them out-if you get seed heads on the tops-pull those out, but just let it die back by itself this first year--looks like you'll have an awesome patch next year!!

  4. I so hear you on the "I'm not an outdoor girl" thing. I cannot believe the difference between your spring and winter shots.

    Good on you for giving gardening a go! Your vegies and herbs look terrific!