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Friday, September 28, 2012

Garden tour

Since I've spent a good part of the week talking about my garden, I might as well give you a tour. I've always been hesitant to show pics of my garden, because as a recovering perfectionist, all I can see are the flaws. But you know, I've got a pretty great garden, and I need to learn to accept that things will never be perfect. My garden is messy, full of weeds, and a work in progress. Kind of like me.

My herbs... I took them out of the grass so hubby can mow the lawn. I usually keep them in the grass because I always forget to water them, and at least if they're in the grass, the sprinklers get them. The rest of my garden is on an automatic waterer because I'd forget to water those plants too.




The path leads to my grape arbor- when we moved in, they had the arch thing, and I thought it would be perfect for grapes. The only problem is I planted grapes with seeds in them, and  after a while, we get tired of eating them. I don't know what to do with the rest of the grapes.



Our house also came with a sour cherry tree (not pictured) and an apple tree. The apples are yummy but pretty buggy. I'm going to talk to an arborist to see what I can do about that.  We have pumpkins under the apple tree, and they spread out into the lawn. I think it's hubby's sinister scheme to have to mow less of our lawn, since he never mows where my pumpkins are.



I planted some blueberries and raspberries along the fence. We've gotten a few raspberries, but no blueberries yet.




And for the main garden... we originally started with one large plot but I needed more room, so I got the two raised beds. The main problem with our main garden is that we have shade from large trees at the neighbor's plus our shed. So I tried putting my raised beds in a sunnier area. I have a strawberry patch along the fence by the raised beds. The only problem with that location is that on the other side of the fence, my neighbors have dogs and they never pick up the poop. So on hot days, it really stinks over there.

All in all, I'm pretty proud of my little garden. I'm still not satisfied with how everything is laid out, but I learn new things every years, and eventually, I'll figure out what I'm doing.

So that's my garden! I hope you enjoyed a trip to my little plot.



Georgiana Daniels said...

That's so cool! I admire anyone who can grow and tend a garden. I've heard it's therapeutic. Someday when we have our own home, I'd like to do the same and hopefully you can give me pointers!

DanicaFavorite said...

I'd be happy to! Mostly mine is trial and error! I fail way more than I succeed.

Georgiana Daniels said...

Experience is the best teacher!

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