Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Green Garden


Most everything has started to show itself this spring season, like these tiny pears.  We also have apple trees, but the pear trees are always the most prolific.  




Pumpkins!  They are a fall favorite of mine and thus I have planted a variety of heirloom seeds.  White pumpkins, orange pumpkins, big pumpkins, small pumpkins, etc.......




Next up, tomatoes.  Here is the promise of a few Black Prince tomatoes.  An heirloom plant that produces deep purple, blackish fruit.  




Also growing, in smaller sprouts, are Cherokee Purple tomatoes as well as pink and yellow heirloom tomatoes.  



Pickling cucumbers are also sprouting.  Another heirloom variety.



Nasturtiums are growing with some Basil hiding in the background.  




I do have a few flowers planted here and there, but mostly edible things, for sure.  



So, what about you?  

What does your garden grow?  






33 comments:

  1. Lots of heirloom toms, herbs and squashes. I have an overkill of greenbeans again this year. gah

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  2. Your plants look so healthy. New growth always seems like a miracle to me.

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  3. it's looking great! right now we only have tomatoes, peppers, cukes, basil, cilantro and dill...i need to make a trip to the store and get more stuff...been a bit behind!

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  4. Glad the snake has gone - garden is coming on well promising a lot of goodies when ripe.

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  5. Your plants looks great! None growing here, I am planning on hitting up the farmer's markets.

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  6. no gardening for me. never got used to the texas growing season - so different from wisconsin's. :)

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  7. Hi Michelle, Great pics of the garden plants underway. I bet those heirlooms are going to be delicious! I love the flavor on that variety and even the store-bought ones are great, although pricey! In my current location a vegetable garden would be a special challenge. I'm on the 16th floor of this building. I do have a nice deck and we could do vegetables, but usually, like this year, just flowers in pots. Before I moved into the city, back in my "Small Town" days, I had a great vegetable garden and loved it. There is a lot to be said for the "Small Town" life!!! :-) Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Keep us updated on your garden! John

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  8. A healthy looking garden you have there!

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  9. I had some very nice succulent on my terrace and they really didn't need much care. Now I have given away most of them, don't know why...

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  10. Lol, I wish I had a garden with such lovely promises! I do have windowsills though with snapdragons, lavender, oleander, carnations, blue sage (meadow sage?) geraniums, tiny bell flowers, holly, rosemary and chives!

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  11. I think your garden is doing pretty good, my plants including weeds are doing pretty good but a little more rain will help things along. I think you got rain that didn't make it over here.

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  12. Those are growing beautifully! I actually have a garden this year!!! Pumpkin plants are coming up nicely and I'll be planting peas and bush beans tonight. It's not too late, is it?

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  13. don't ya just love spring? I'm only planting tomatoes and peppers.

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  14. Since it is so cold here at night due to the altitude, we are starting tomorrow. We are redesigning our garden based on what we learned last year. Will post about it for sure. Loved all the things you have in your garden.

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  15. Hi Michelle, Your photos have made me hungry for fresh vegetables. Everything looks great.

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  16. Not a lot at the moment it's the beginning of winter.
    Merle............

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  17. Not nearly as much as yours! I planted some cherry tomatoes in a container, and some herbs. That's all! Your garden looks fabulous - in fact, I have garden-envy!

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  18. I love looking at the gardens this time of year, when everything is lush and green (and we haven't yet tired of weeding!) Or maybe that's just my problem! :) I've never had a purple/black tomato. Do they have similar flavor to the red ones? My potatoes, string beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc are doing well. My lima beans are just poking through.

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  19. wow, you are going to have some yummy veggies soon. i can't wait to see what you have ... please share when you have a large bounty. ( :

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  20. My garden grows flowers, a few herbs and a cherry tomato plant in a container. I do love all the fresh food from the garden but get mine from my daughters or the farmers markets.

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  21. Hi Michelle, I so admire your vegetable growing! We have flowers here and a few fruit trees, but we don't spray so you can't depend on them. We need to build some raised beds. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. I so envy your garden.
    You know what they say about making plans & God is sitting back laughing? Yeah, after we had already gotten our seeds started, our plans got changed for us. No garden this year. :-(
    So, keep the pics coming and make sure to be super descriptive when you're telling us about how tasty everything is. lol

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  23. my garden is growing and growing, just like yours. i love spring....as everything pops out of the ground!!

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  24. Your garden looks great Michelle! I've been juicing greens from garden for a couple months now but it's getting hot so my summer veggies are starting to come in :)

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  25. I have never seen a pear tree, let alone a pear that size! Thank you for sharing. Our garden is doing well, and soooo much better than last year.

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  26. Lots of great things going on in your garden. No pears this year for us, but it looks like we will get some Granny Smith apples for the first time.

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  27. Your garden is lovely. I loved those tiny little pears that are forming. I have Nasturtiums too but mine have the variegated leaves.

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  28. Our garden grows very small compared to years ago, Michelle. We have a few tomato and pepper plants and a couple of herbs. The peach trees look like they will have a good crop and not sure about the apples as last year none were edible. Our small strawberry patch has been producing lots of berries and we have been enjoying them every morning for breakfast.

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  29. The previous owners of my house left a bizarre array of triffids, I mean shrubs in the back garden. I have a blackberry bush behind the shed and an introducing apple tree branch from next doors garden that I'm reluctant to cut ... for obvious reasons. The front garden is more manageable (have just given a make over this year) and presentable ... for the postman, door to door salesmen and the neighbours !

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  30. I grow flowers mostly and have plans for a nice vegetable garden as soon as our drought is over. We only have about 60 days of water left in our city so watering isn't an option at the moment. I have lost so many trees, bushes, grass and flowers that it is sad. I was looking a pics of my home when we first purchased it and it was shocking to see many of the plants and thick lush grass that we used to have. Hoping it ends soon.

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