Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Dream Come True

When I was young, my mom was a single mom with 6 kids.  Our house was a little crazy but no one went in the backyard because it was so dang hot in Houston.  I went back there and became friends with the rosebushes.  I talked to them and they talked back.  I sang to them and they sang back- sorta.

Since then I have felt like gardening was in my blood and I was destined to do it some day. I have tried small things over the years but it has never been the right circumstances.  I thought about not doing it this 1st year in our house because we were already working hard in the ins and outs and I knew a garden would be more work.  I just had to though. I knew I would be longing all summer for it.  I thought I might go small but I couldn't. I wanted a big fat garden and sometime I wish I had made it even bigger.  I planted when you would typically plant in my neck of the woods and this year mid May was too early.  It was too cold and things were not taking off.  Many plants died- like 12 cucumbers and some squashes.  The tomatoes that I planted 1st have only had a couple tomatoes so far.  It is the end of August and things are starting to pick up a bit. I can go out at lunch and dinner and pick something fresh. Yum!

May
July

August


May

August- Banana Pepper, tomato, watermelon, cilantro, acorn squash, 2 garden pepers, and a tomatillo plant


Another view- the tomatoes in containers are Robyn's 


May



August

That section didn't get enough water for a while and it is too shaded. My strawberries, beets, onions, and cabbage have not done well :(
 May


August- raspberries, watermelon, and blueberries


I have a canalope planted a long this fence line too


Close up of the garden
Marigolds, potatoes, and tomato or 2

Peas on the left that we took out and have new ones growing- Carrots, beets, and nasturtiums on the right


Bush Beans


Newly planted lettuce, spinach, and basil in front- tomatoes, peppers and carrots in back- pumpkins further back


Tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash mixed with carrots and greens and flowers




Carrots seeds kind of went all over


Sweet Banana Pepper


Grapes


Pumpkin Patch


Watermelon Patch


From the other side




I will give you a virtual high five if you can tell me what these big leaves are.  It took some work for us to figure it out.

5 comments:

Kristi Smemoe said...

Way to go Kelly! I am very impressed.

Melissa said...

That is a big fat garden! I wish I had your green thumb!

Michelle said...

Way to go Idaho! How big is your back yard?! Rose bushes? In what house?

Audra Bollard said...

My jaw is dropping, first at how much work that must have been and second at how jealous I am. Now I wish I could come visit and eat some of that good stuff. Glad you are enjoying something that definitely would have been impossible in Irvine!

pcerik said...

Awesome!!!