Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Garden & back yard

Ahhhh, the garden. We were so happy to be able to have a garden (however humble). Here are some photos of its ongoing progress, as well as some of the other stuff I've done:

Newly planted, look behind the couple of hams in the foreground ;)

And by mid-June it's really gone wild! From left to right are peas (behind which are peppers and then strawberries), winter storage squash (behind which are rows of broccoli and cabbage) sweet corn with pole beans and butternut squash, in front of that are cucumbers and pie pumpkin. Next are tomatoes (sweet million cherry, roma, and beefsteaks), carrots, and a couple more cherry tomatoes. You can't see the Brussells sprouts, lettuce and onions behind the tomatoes, either, but they're there. Interspersed with the tomatoes is basil and parsley and throughout the garden are marigolds.

Oh, and that wood stacked in front of the garden is part of Roy's next project, the boys' addition to their sandbox -- a castle! (A fort really, but they're calling it a castle. It's 90% complete, now.

Now for some flowers:

Our memorial bed. The hanging planter is a really old tea kettle :)

My daughter's flower bed:

Where the HECK I've been

Currently I'm in Ohio visiting family and friends. As for the previous 2 would really be better if I showed you. Enjoy some before and after pictures and imagine the HOURS AND HOURS of hard labor that went into these projects. Here are before and afters of the front:

Next post, the garden . . .

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