Thursday, June 04, 2009

Garden and Flowers

We've been blessed with some of the most wonderful rainshowers that I've seen in a while. Just slow, steady, soaking rains that have made things burst to life. My garden is growing fantastically....both plants and weeds (forgot to put Preen down after the first tilling!). We've harvested broccoli and lettuce. We also have planted corn, green beans, lima beans, pumpkins, watermelon, potatoes, okra, cauliflower, tomatoes and peppers. I know it's a lot of work but there's something in this country-born girl that smiles every time I think about it. The boys so enjoy going up and checking things out and helping. The second year shade garden looks great...perhaps starting to show signs of a little too much rain. The first year shade garden is also doing well. There is a section of the first year garden that has root maggots that have eaten some of the plants and I can't seem to get rid of them. The hanging baskets are full of blooms now and the planters are starting to fill out. Plants and flowers help make the concrete and asphalt jungle we live in seem more like home.

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