Saturday, April 14, 2012

How does your garden grow?

 Last June, we moved in and I knew it was too late for a garden, so I had this area dug out, added the border, good dirt and mulch in great anticipation. I only planted the red feather grass, Autumn Sage and herbs. I'm amazed they lasted through our drought. The day we moved it was 105 degrees!
 This year I experimented with seed and plants. My cucumber seeds planted very nicely!
The tomato plants are right behind them.
I planted squash from seed and plant. We'll see...they are blooming, but squash bugs are rampant in Texas!
 I added these two gardens in March. I'm growing more tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, serranos and eggplant. I also put cilantro seed, basil seed, and parsley seed which are sprouting too.
 The boys also have their area! See the climbing steps on the tree? The previous owners had 3 boys! This is the perfect yard for my boys too! 
And if you know anything about South Texas, you know we have a lot of heat and big shady oak trees make our summers so much easier!!!

6 comments:

Barbaranne said...

I love how you're combining the veggies and herbs with flowers and ornamental grasses. Gorgeous! And the oak leaf-mulch is wonderful! Keep up the great work Mere!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your rosemary plants also look wonderful. We had to enclose our veggie garden because the rabbits thought it was a grand buffet put out just for them.

PAT said...

Wonderful garden area. I always added a cutting garden at the side of our big veggie garden at the farm. Love having fresh flowers for the table.
Pat@BPM

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I enjoyed seeing your garden! I love gardening and spend many days outdoors when the weather is nice. Stopping by from BNOTP.

Envoy-ette said...

Love gardens! So pretty! It's wonderful putting your hands in the dirt and pulling something delicious out! Very nice job!

Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee said...

Your garden looks great. We moved last March and I'm still trying to landscape our backyard. Hope this summer will be cooler than last summer. At least we are having a wonderful Spring:)

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