Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Annual Garden Photos

 Here is my little update on how my garden is panning out this year. As usually happens when I take garden pictures, the garden is actually much more lush now than when I snapped these photos. Oh well, I can't seem to keep up with these plants and the way they are shooting up like crazy :-)

Things have actually been growing really well in the garden over the past few weeks. After getting off to a slow start my plants have really been thriving on the combination of sunshine, heat and plentiful rain we have been having. So far my plan for growling low maintenance herbs and veggie has been coming along beautifully. In the top two photos we have my lemon grass on the left and cilantro (which is going to seed now that the weather is heating up) on the right

Here we have tomatillos on the left and cucumbers on the right.

And the ground cherry seeds that I saved from my plants last year actually sprouted and are doing well! I will have to try saving more seeds this year.

I'm growing a ton of poll beans this year. Previously I have just done bush beans but the poll beans are growing like crazy so maybe they are the way to go! Of course they haven't produced beans yet, just very large vines, so I will have to see how much they actually yield.

Echo's garden is actually doing the best of all! It is packed to the brim and producing lots of flowers, carrots, bush beans and catnip!

A Zinnia from Echo's garden, they are great for cutting and decorating our table.

The Rosemary that we planted by our mailbox a few years ago has exploded! We will never be short of Rosemary that's for sure.

A trellis box with poll beans and cucumbers, it is so much more overgrown now than when I took this photo just a week ago!

I also treated myself to a few new house plants this Spring (seriously, my house plant obsession is getting out of hand). I have a gorgeous Split Leaf Philodendron on the left and an African Violet on the right.

And last but not least a Gumby Jade Plant. I have been wanting one of these for a while.

My herbs didn't get pictured much but they are also coming along nicely and have been great for cooking with this Spring. It's fun to learn a little bit more about gardening and feel like I am being a bit more successful every year. I'm excited about the prospect of having larger yields this year (although it means having less variety). Hopefully I won't let everything die while I am recovering from surgery!

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