Back to basics: Gardening 2013

Part of my Life List is to grow a successful garden every year. I wrote that the season before we moved. So, 2010. Maybe even 2009. We spent the gardening season of 2010/2011/2012 living in rental units, rental homes and finally settling in to this house. I had my concrete planters full of herbs but no other vegetables or plants since our last garden on Ardmore.

produce loot

growing, growing, growing

(And my baby was still a baby)

But twenty-thirteen is going to be a good year. My fingers can feel it.

Garden!

I don’t have pretty photos (yet) but it’s planted! And we have …

Squash/cuc's/sugar snap peas

Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sugar snap peas.

Basil! Tomatoes! Lettuce! Swiss Chard!

Basil, tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, celery (and just planed some green onions).

Kale, Brussels, cabbage, herbs, spinach ... cantelope? I think.

Melon, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, different herbs, and spinach.

In a smaller box not pictured yet we have raspberries and strawberries for the kids. I need to transplant my blueberries (I have two bushes) and at some point I’ll find a place for our 6-tree orchard. Pear, Cherry, Apple.

I might even get some bees.

On the flower front we have peonies, ranunculus, poppies, mums, a few things I don’t know how to spell, hostas, lily of the valley, lilac trees, some surprises, and tulips. I’ve started wisteria and hops for spreading vines and I can’t wait to throw dinner parties in the garden.

Gardening is church for me.

You’re invited.

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