How Does Your Garden Grow?

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wow, I can’t believe it is already the second week of August! Where did the summer go? I would like to thank all of your for your help two weeks ago. I’ve decided that even if Hubby doesn’t offer assistant (ie: brute strength), I am going forward with my plans!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

In our backyard, the future site of our herb garden in overgrown. No weeds, just plants are growing like crazy. I don’t recall what they are, but I do remember when I bought them being assured they never got more than 6-8″ wide. Someone was telling stories.

Our flowering tree is beautiful. It will stay even when we plant the herb garden. Hey, if we didn’t pull it when we landscaped 7-8 years back, I am certainly not pulling it now myself.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I have no idea what kind of flower this is – but it also grows on the dirt island. Two of them are about 4′ tall, one is 18″ tall. If they are pretty when they bloom, I will move them to the front yard when we dig the dirt island up this fall.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Our blackberries are starting to turn! I expect to show you a container full in two weeks time when How Does Your Garden Grow? is next posted!

I wish I could keep the new canes that crop up and see if I could get a second round of blackberries. Unfortunately, they are so large and so high they need to be cut back so as not to take over the roof (seriously).

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Up front I have these lovely bushes flowering!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

And it looks like we have another round of lilies in store for us!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Whenever I go up front to weed or take pictures, Max is kind enough to supervise!

So, how does your garden grow? Are you planting one this year? Sticking with a CSA? A flower or herb garden perhaps? What’s happening in your green-world?

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  1. Please show us when the mystery plant flowers. I am very curious about it now.

  2. My bell peppers are loving the rain and I have harvested some. Here in NE TN we have not only had our average yearly rainfall already but we are 16.69″ in the surplus! Tomatoes are happy too. I made a lace bonnet for the cabbage plant I let stay over winter and it’s been keeping the slugs away. Yesterday and today are a taste of fall with temps in the mid to upper 70’s with no rain and low humidity. Rabbits, I think, ate the carrot tops so I pulled them and one transplant I brought in the house is almost surviving. The parsley is doing good in the pots out front (the ones in the garden last year were overtaken by tomato plants and were puny). I must apologize for not having the peach pie recipe and picture as, due to too much rain, the neighbor’s peaches split and were molding on the tree before completely ripe as well as falling off the tree. Peach pits make a horrible sound when running over them with the lawn mower!

    • Our peaches are very late this year Marie, but at least they are coming in. Horrible that your local crop didn’t make it.


  3. I think your mystery plant is a goldenrod.. They are pretty on the side of the roads, but to me, they’re weeds.. especially since Im allergic to them. All a weed is, is a plant that is somewhere you dont want it.. If you like it.. why not. I have an invasive weed growing in my front “flowerbed”. Its Purple Loosestrife and I think its beautiful.. I just let one grow and not take over the neighborhood. I also let Poke grow in my back yard woodland garden.. I like “weeds” some of the time.

    Your lovely pink flowering bushes are hydrangeas.. I accidentally propagated 2 more bushes from a stick that broke off one of mine.. They’re much larger than what you have there.. Mine reach out about 3 or 4 feet tall… They’re wild.. Anyways.. I just stuck the stick in a big pot I had sitting around with 2 rose cuttings in it and now I’ve got some very happy plant months later. I have no clue what Im going to do with them. 😛

    One of my gardens at the community garden decided to kick into gear.. finally.. The other just fell over & died.. Im not going to try to revive it at all.. The back one though is doing good.. I might actually get some tomatoes in Sept or October.. 😛 We’ll see. Everything here at the house is doing good.. even things that I would have thought would be dead by now arent.. Its too bad I dont have the space to put a veggie garden in here at home.. other than the little beds here & there I have.. Its just not the same.

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