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Garden Progress

My garden is growing……..

Even some things that I didn’t plant!  These are marigolds that seeded from last year.  A very pleasant surprise. 

My parsley is doing great. 

These are my brussels sprouts.  I’m not sure if they are doing what they are supposed to be doing or not.  This is the 1st time I have tried to grow these.  But, I think they are still alive.

The peas are looking great.  They have a few blooms on them.  I just left the marigolds to grow right along with them.  My thumb isn’t green enough to pull anything that is growing voluntarily.  

Just 3 little rows of peas.


I have a few tomato plants and some basil growing together.  I heard that the basil will flavor the tomatoes.

We will just see about that.

We have been eating and enjoying the lettuce and radishes.  YUM!!

Here are some close up pictures of the lettuce and radishes.


 Big Ran loves the strawberries!!!!!!!!!!!


 Kennedy likes to help me in the garden. 

 She said to me the other day, “Grammy, I think we should plant some pizza!” 

I told her that pizza grows at Caseys!!



More later………………….Sally 

My Garden


dreamed of having a little garden surrounded by a picket fence, so I could grow gladiolus and roses in front of it, put some cleome in the corners to peek over the top, plant a little salad garden inside and surround it all with nepeta (cat mint), johnny jump-ups, lemon thyme, basil and tomatoes. So I drew it out on paper (I didn’t want it to be too big) and read garden books and looked at garden magazines to decide what I would plant.

nd then one day…

ust thought you might want to start a dream of your own…it’s the right time to do it! I love kitchen gardens near the door, where flowers and vegetables are all mixed together…a rose tree, or a lemon tree in the middle is nice; so is a bird bath! Plan for a little bench out there; plant organic salad greens and herbs, foxgloves, or a garden with all white flowers, it’s all yours to dream. Birds and bees will love you.

This is from http://www.susanbranch.com

Susan is soooo inspiring!!!

I made my own little garden.

Last summer Big Ran built this garden for me to play in. 


It’s not near as beautiful as Susan’s, but I figure I have the rest of my life to perfect it! 

Obviously, Shafer loves the garden. 

 This is the front gate.


I found this windmill at a garage sale last summer.

It is perfect for this garden. 


 There are strawberries growing already this year.


 Last summer I planted watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, lots of herbs, flowers, sunflowers, and more. 

This year I’m going to try some different plants.

Today I’m going to plant radishes and lettuce.



More later………….. Sally

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