Gardening is one thing I would really like to learn more about and get more involved in. I have had a vegetable garden a few times but when I went back to school to get my masters degree I couldn’t find the time to keep it up. This year I am pledging to get back into it. I am spending this summer and fall preparing a garden plot for next years garden. I will be planting a few tomato plants as well as doing some potted herbs this summer to tide me over.
Eventually I would like to plant enough fruit and veggies over the summer months and learn to can so I am able to preserve the bounty for use during the winter months. I am taking it one step at a time though. Here are some of the carrots I grew a few years ago.
Last year I finally took time to put in a flower bed in the front of my house. I planted rosemary, lavender, sunflowers and a Chinese wisteria. I have another lavender plant ready to go into it this year.
Here is how it looked last June.
Here is how it looked at the end of July.
Sunflowers in Bloom last August!
I need to do some work in the bed this year. The edging needs to be backed up about 6 inches because of where the water drains off the roof. I need to add a few more bags of soil and some compost to the beds because of water runoff and I need to add some wood mulch. This is how the bed looked this morning:
My lavender plant looks like it is just about ready to put out some flowers! I am so excited!
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