Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More seeds

This morning, I planted more sweet pea, romaine lettuce, spinach and crisphead lettuce seeds to fill in the gaps of the earlier seeds that didn't grow or got smashed by the neighborhood cats.

Looking forward to seeing more growth. Pictures to come soon!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Today, I decided to plant some flowers in a garden bed that I am not planning on using for my fall vegetable garden. My grandma shared some of her seeds from her Utah gardening, so I planted many of those and also 9 sunflower seeds (12-foot kind). I am excited to see how these flowers do and to add some beauty to my garden in the next months.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Enjoying new Beauty

This past week I planted 3 hibiscus bushes (1 gal size) on the side of our house. I am really excited to see them bloom soon and hope that they will enjoy their new ground. This location gets sun in the late morning and shade from the wall and our house at most other times of the day. Eventually, I would like to have some landscaping rock on the side yard on both sides of the sidewalk. The large petrified wood rocks here have been in my family for a while and have moved all over with us. I still have one surviving (barely) mint plant growing on the side yard as well as 2 Aloe Vera plants that are very happy. 

I also planted some pink and white Vincas and Mexican Heather (small purple flowers) in pots to make the front porch more beautiful. Flowers bring me happiness. I have had success with both of these species of flowers in the past and I love Heather. 

And in the vegetable garden...
Zucchini plants (seeds planted 2 weeks ago):

The start of a Sweet Pea vine:

I am grateful for green!