Tuesday Garden Party-July 5, 2011

Remember this:

Well after 2 months it looks like this:

Yes it is in the corner of our yard next to a squash plant.  Did I mention DH was sick with the flu, which turned into pneumonia, which turned into 4 days in the hospital and another few weeks to recover right in the middle of getting the garden planned and planted…which left it up to me.  What can I say…… oh yeah my excuse for everything…I have lupus.

Here is a picture taken of the back yard from one fenced side:

To the left is or little shed which holds the lawnmower and assorted gardening tools.  I keep my smaller tools and gloves in plastic bins, which enable me to carry around what I need to work.

My tomatoes are growing great:

We have our first tomato, which we are very excited about.  Our blueberries are growing (DH finally got them planted when he felt better around a month ago):

with lots of little blueberries too:

We may just be feeding the birds this first year since DH has not got them covered yet, probably with chicken wire.  We have four zucchini plants, all with little zucchini on them:

The strawberry patch is still producing well.  I picked another colander full today:

I am hoping for 2 more raised beds to be built a some point over the fabric ground cover we placed to help us get a grip on weeds.

The herbs are doing great too next to the blueberries:

Today I watered everything, put Miracle Grow on the flowers (Bob and Joe’s organic system on the edibles) and pulled out the calla lillies that were looking horrible:

I managed to get a  lot done today along with a load of laundry hung out to dry, then tumbled in the dryer so they are not stiff (DH’s polo work shirts and underwear).  I don’t think he would appreciate stiff underwear!

I am pleased with my progress, slow though it is.  And lastly my little companions who are with me enjoying the sun while I work:

My granddog Lola (the black and white terrier) will be going home this weekend when I meet my oldest daughter in Redding to hand her over.  I have a final QME exam for my worker’s comp claim on Monday and OD lives in Reno, so it is a halfway point to make the exchange.  I would rather keep my granddog than have her go to a doggy hotel when OD takes trips, even though it ends up that I keep her longer than the trip.  Landon likes the company, actually they both like to play together, but after a while I think they want to go back to being the #1 dog in their homes.

Go check out the other posts at www.anoregoncottage.com for more inspiring gardens….I know they inspire me!

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About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 35 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

One Response to Tuesday Garden Party-July 5, 2011

  1. minervasgardenwriter says:

    Your garden looks great! Those blueberries are really full of berries, and you already have a ripe tomato–I have lots of flowers but not a lot of even green tomatoes yet. And are those Jack Russell’s?? I used to have one–changed my life, that dog.

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