The past couple weeks I've put in my vegetable garden. I've planted an onion mix, lettuce, cucumbers (I'll try my hand at pickling this year again. Last years pickles were yucky, but the cucumbers were really good), tomato plants (a nice mix from a local backyard greenhouse), a melon mix (there were 13 plants, down to 4 thanks to the local ginormous wood chuck). I sill have more room. I'll hit the plant store this weekend and see what I can kill, err plant.
My flower beds have various plants in them. I really don't know their names, but they had pretty pictures on the tags. I just planted some lavender, a lily of some sort, hens and chicks, black eyed daisies, something called disobedient (??), a spiky perennial plant (the picture was pretty and I think I have some in my other flower garden). My back yard greenhouse place I like to go to is having their half off sales this weekend and everything is $1 next weekend. I like to support local businesses.
Today I planted seven packets of pumpkins and more on the way-Oh and 2 packs of snap peas and more bush beans. In the garden total I have 42 tomato plants,12 acorn squash,8 egg plant,12 okra, 18 green peppers,8 yellow and 4 red pepper,8 jalepenos,8 habenros, 8 Serrino peppers, and 8 ancho, 8 brocoli,4 cabbage,12 cuke plants, butternut,spaggettie, and yellow squash, watermellon, cantelope, 3 rows sweet corn, zuchhinni, basil, dill and cilantro and im tired of thinking what else is in there.:/ I cant wait to reap the benefits of hard work.
Sounds like a garden after my own heart, er stomach, silkie.
My garden is going in late this year, well my second garden. The first one went under about 6 feet of water. Today I planted 2 gypsy peppers, 1 cowhorn pepper, and 4 tommy toes tomatoes. Already planted are serranos, jalapenos, early girl tomatoes, big boy tomatoes, okra(clemson spineless) grape tomatoes, greeno onions and texas yellow onions.On the porch I have two more little tomatoes, cilantro, cayenne peppers, and a thai pepper.
This week I will be planting some orange and yellow daylilies that I got on the BYC swap. After a day or so of debating, and an article in Country Home, I splurged and ordered 2 daylily collections from oaksdaylilies.com.
I'm really looking forward to rekindling my love of gardening. When we moved to the foothills, I stopped "gardening" because we had so much natural beauty: oaks, pines, manzanita, that I couldn't figure out how to add to what nature had already provided. Now I am getting a feel for the property, and I'm looking forward to putting my touch here and there.