Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My own Little Garden of Weedin'

I took time off work in early May to get some yard work done, but that didn't work out very well.  I got my cast off on May 2, and it took a full week before I could walk without crutches.  Then it was a matter of being able to stand or kneel for more than a few minutes at a time.  I'm walking well now, but I have a lot of catching up to do with the yard.  In the meantime, I started selling homemade dog cookies and dog food at the Farmers' Market every Sunday.  I've been spending my Saturdays baking and my Sundays at the Market.  My garden has been sorely neglected.

I'm reluctant to post pictures that would showcase my weeds in all their glory, so let's just do close-ups for now.  Therese Bugnet rose bud unfurling:

Chive flowers.  These are edible and surprisingly hot!

A peony bud ready to pop.

Yarrow buds.

The hanging basket I bought my mom for Mother's Day is flourishing.

The front yard is doing very well this year.  Most of the gout weed died off last year due to some mysterious disease/fungus thingie.  It came back, but in the interim, I think the other plants had a chance to get better established.  Usually you can't see the ferns for all the gout weed; and I noticed an iris blossom out there today.

If it wasn't for the weeds, I'd be pretty happy with how well the garden is doing.  With the veggies, my beans, zucchini, and cucumbers are all sprouted; and I'm sure I saw a few tiny beets popping out here and there.  All my seedlings (patty pan squash, several varieties of tomatoes and herbs, and flowers) are doing well too.


Tootsie said...

and here I thought I was the only one who did close ups to avoid sharing the weeds!!! I am a new follower...and so glad to have met you!!! I hope you will link some close ups to the Friday garden party I host each week...I hope to have my post up on Thursday evening!

Jacki said...

Ha! I know you well Tootsie, and I doubt a weed would dare show its leaves in your garden :-) I participated in Fertilizer Fridays in 2009, but over the winter of 09-10 I didn't post and lost the momentum for Fridays. Will see if I am able to blog regularly this summer - in addition to my full time job, dogs, yard, and tenant, I now have a home business too! Sleep is a precious commodity these days.