Thursday, June 26, 2014

Around Our Garden

Well, the gardens are in place and thriving. This is one of the three major projects that has been taking up our time these past few months. Last week I shared our Gnome Hollow garden, that was another. And soon I will post my son's bike-seat/rickshaw, which is our third project. Joining up with SouleMama here is a tour 'Around Our Gardens'. Welcome!
 This is our herb garden. We have mint, chives, and yarrow growing elsewhere in the yard (I think I'm forgetting something..). In our herb bed we have onions, Oregano, Basil, Lavender, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (hmm, I think those last 4 are song lyrics, hehehe)
 We have two beds of tomatoes and peppers. 
 We have one bed of zucchini (it is exploding with produce right now), and one bed of Yellow Squash (trying to outdo the zucchini I think).
Seriously, The squash and zucchini are enormous! 
 Over in another corner we have our Snap T-Pea (hehe, sorry, could not help the pun), our Milkweed forest, mint patch, and beans. Mmmm, I'm making wild capers today from the Milkweed buds. Oh how I love capers. 
 Our peas don't seem to be thriving as well as I would like, but we are getting a few handfuls of sweet snap peas every few days. Most of them don't make it into the house.
And last of all is our strawberry bed. This is located in Gnome Hollow (I love that name). Strawberry season is slowing down around here but we harvested about 10 lbs worth of strawberries from our patch this year, and that's not bad! The last 2 lbs I took to the park yesterday to share with neighborhood children. That was a hoot! We also have an apple tree that we planted last year for our son. I'm quite excited about it. I counted 15 tiny apples the other day and have my fingers crossed that a few of them make it to Autumn.
Thank you for joining me on this walk through. Our yard might be small, but I'm happy with what we've done with our space. Now to convince City Hall to let us have chickens.... But that is another post.
Be well and Shine on! 


  1. Thanks for visiting earlier, your garden is gorgeous, I love the herb garden, it's one of those things that I have not had any luck with so far

    1. Your garden is pretty amazing as well. Your tepee is beautiful and I would love to be able to use half my yard like that. Have a great weekend.

  2. Your garden looks fantastic! Ours isn't doing as well as I wished, but I think that might have to do with the size of my wishes! Thanks for stopping by at Earthapplestudio!

  3. Wow, everything looks so wonderful! Enjoy your harvests :)