Tuesday, July 7, 2009

You Reap What You Sew

I will never boast at being a great gardener. I am more of the, "Let's put this in the ground, water it and see what happens," kind of gal. This year we expanded our garden so we could plant more things and live off the land... well not really, just be able to not have to run to the store every time we want some veggies. So we planted corn, eggplant, peas, squash and zucchini. Well, our corn is growing like its on steroids, no eggplant at all :(, 8 pea plants, 2 zucchini plants and no squash :(. Not sure why the squash didn't come up, we have done squash before and it almost took over the whole garden, but this year it went on strike.

Here is our "trees" of corn. I swear the stalks on these are bigger than the actual trees we planted in the spring!

My little sweet peas. Growing so nicely (don't look at the weeds! The veggies are growing like they are on steroids, but so are the weeds! I have declared open war on them!)

Here are my two lonely zucchini plants. But we look forward to eating them when they are ready.

My lilies were planted before we moved in. I haven't touched them in the 5 years we have lived here and they just keep coming back and look so pretty. I am not a big fan of lilies, only because I think they smell like cat pee. Lol But they are fun to look at.

I wish I had taken pictures of the columbine when they looked so nice, they are going to seed now and are looking a little sad. But I love the yellow and the purple of the mint together. So pretty. I planted more flowers in the front, but I am not sure what they are called or what they will look like, so I will post pictures when they finally bloom.

And I am not sure what these are, but we got maybe 3 or 4 little starts of them. Seriously, they were about 3" tall and I didn't think they would make it, but look at them now! Holy honk!
Well, there's the tour of my gardens. I can't wait to have fresh corn and peas. The only thing about the corn is that ear wigs love them and I am scared of them! But I will muffle my screams so I can eat.


  1. Your garden is coming along really well! I wish I could grow corn, but I don't get enough sun for it. :(

    ~ Sarah

  2. I am so glad you started a craft blog. I started my blog a couple of months ago so that I could keep all of my projects separate from the family events on my family blog. Now I hardly post on my family blog, because I have to much fun with all of my blog friends like you. Your garden looks great. My corn looks about like yours and I totally agree with the ear wigs and corn.

  3. your garden is beautiful!! I wish we had one, but we are fixing to move!
    & check out my blog..im giving away a girl hairbow :)

  4. i love your garden! :) I wish we could do one!! and i love the lillies!



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