Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Garden Rewards


We have had a lot of rain here,
so much so that it has been too wet to work in the garden.


However, the sun has finally come out
and that means time to garden.


I was very glad to see that things had grown besides the weeds.


I found a bloom nestled in our pumpkin plant.


And all the moisture has made the rhubarb very lush and red.


And the bean plants are just beginning to bloom.


Although my tomato plants were a little yellow at first
now they are dark green and have some nice size tomatoes on them.


A few tomatoes have some minor hail damage
but if that is the worst of it I am not going to complain.


The flowers in the cutting garden are also beginning to bloom.


The bright orange of the calendula is so cheery!


This is the first year that I have planted strawflowers.


I got a mix called "Brights"
and they are very bright and cheerful.


I have been told that they dry very well
so I am going to try that later in the season.


My dad had some extra plants so he gave some to me.
He says they are type of daisy.


And some of the roses are just beginning to bloom.


But what is the best of all is the freshly picked food for the dinner table!


~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!



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28 comments:

  1. Glad you're having a good season with your garden...it's been so dry here we've been watering for nearly 2 hours a day with a sprinkler to coat our large garden.

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    1. We have soaker hoses running up and down each row, all interconnected. We haven't had to water until just this past week which has been nice.

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  2. Isn't it great to reap your own fruits and vegs? there's something special about it! The flowers are lovely too. Enjoy! Joan

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    1. Yes, they just taste so much better and it's so satisfying to have your own food on the table :)

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  3. You have a nice garden...and I love the flowers!!!
    xoxo
    BShell

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  4. That is a very nice garden and Great Supper Salad!

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  5. Your garden is amazing! So neat and orderly! I have a question about the pumpkins! We are attempting pumpkins and have 2 plants. Some people on a Facebook garden page I belong to are telling me to "marry" them. Do you do this? Thank you! If you want to just email me, that's fine. philipc@ptd.net I appreciate your opinion!

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  6. What a beautiful garden Alana!
    It must be such a pleasure!!!

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    1. It is a lot of work but rewarding - plus I'm getting a great tan :)

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  7. Oh, your garden just looks wonderful...enjoy, enjoy! Hugs, Penny

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  8. What a gorgeous garden. I am so envious. We have planted gardens in the past and the pesky squirrels keep eating everything. The flowers are beautiful and I am sure you are enjoying them as well.

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    1. We don't have squirrels here but we did have a rabbit problem for a few years. Thankfully that has been taken care of.

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  9. Isn't it fun to see the fruit of your labor!! And get to eat it too! Looks wonderful.
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary Alice

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    1. It is wonderful to get rewards for the hard work!

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  10. Beautiful salad! We have too much sun and not enough rain!

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    1. Too bad I couldn't send some of our rain your way.

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  11. You must be a terrific gardener; everything is either beautiful or edible. Or both!

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    1. Thank you so much! It has been a good year here so far :)

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  12. Wow! Your garden is BEAUTIFUL! I hope that someday I'll have a garden that looks like yours! xo, Kimberly

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  13. woow.....what a lovley post....your garden is just wonderful.....
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  14. so beautiful. I haven't grown strawflowers in years...yours are so pretty..maybe I will remember to try them again next year....
    Mona

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