Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm a busy bee!

I have been MIA for a while now. I'm sorry I haven't really given any kind of explanation. I show up for Paint Party Friday and that's nearly it.

Life has been a whirlwind. A gardening whirlwind! I've been trying to sell my heirloom tomato plants and get my veggie garden planted along with picking out gorgeous new plants for my flower gardens. I always go overboard on the flowers. It's my weakness and I can hardly say no. So I thought I'd share some of my garden with you.

part of my veggie garden - just starting out
other part of veggie garden - corn and beans just peeking their heads out of the soil to the left

Now these pics aren't from the new flowers I've bought, I'll post pictures for those as soon as I finish planting. I take my time, carefully deciding where each little beauty will take its place in my beloved gardens. I set the plant in pot in gardens and step back to see if I like the color and texture combinations. It takes me forever, but I so enjoy it.

The Swing Garden
The above picture is my Swing Garden. I love the roses on here. My favorite being the climber on the left. It was a start from my mother. The only one I've been able to keep alive of all the rose starts she gave me. She could put a stick in the ground and I swear it would grow. She always called this Seven Sisters.

Siberian Iris
just a pretty red rose - I don't recall the name
a vigorous phox - I keep spreading it around cause it just keeps spreading!

I have big plans for the Farmer's Markets around here but I am dreadfully behind on everything. I want to get back to painting my painted pots that I like to do and wanted to sell them with herbs and plants in them this year.

Oh, I wanted to show you also my finished graduation card that I made. Some may know it didn't quite get the warm reception from the recipient that I hoped for, but hey she's 18 and it didn't have any cash in it... haha   But it does make me feel good that as soon as I listed it on my Etsy shop, it sold! woohoo!

I have a mystery plant that I would love for anyone to help me identify. I went to pick them out and thought better of it. It just looks like it should be a flower. But I have no idea what it would be. I don't have anything that looks like this that I have found. It may be a bunch of weeds, who knows.

? Do you know what this is?
 Thanks for taking the garden walk with me :)  Oh, also my son had his last day of Pre-School! More pics are on my Facebook.
Asher and his little crush ~ her name is Piper... how cute are they?!
Speaking of Facebook, I finally made myself a page for my heirloom tomato plants. If you want, look me up... it's called Jaime's Heirloom Tomato Plants. Till next time...

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  1. Thanks for the catchup- your veg garden is HUGE but it already looks well on it's way! And your know my weakness for roses! I'm starting to run out of room, but I may have to look for Seven Sisters-truly a beauty!
    I do the same thing when I have new plants- I place them and then look from all angles to see if the color, texture and height is a perfect match- the PLANNING of combinations is my favorite part- well, and the sitting back and enjoying :D
    Could your plant be Bee Balm? If you rub the leaves, they kind of smell like Oregano.....that's it looks most like to me, but I'm no expert!
    It's good to see Asher and his lady friend- so cute, and I'm so glad he's back to normal!
    I'm so glad everything is going well for you if a little hectic! I hope you get a chance to do your pots- I wonder how plant markers would sell also?

  2. blogging tends to slow down in the summer when we all try and get outside as much as possible ! You have an awesome garden ! Wish I were your neighbor. ;)
    Happy Planting !

  3. Looking good..yum.. just loving all that garden space and the thot of all those veggies... the roses are gorgeous.. so is everything else.. I love buying flowers too.. but most of my beds come up by themselves so don't buy much anymore.. and with the past few years of rain.. my garden is no more.. making one in an old cattle feeder at the moment.. lol should be interesting..will check out your tomato page too... I always loved when the kids were out of school and summer truly began.. have a great day..xx

  4. Wow! Your garden is really in full swing. :) Congrats on the sale of your graduation card - it's wonderful and doesn't surprise me that it sold. :) Asher looks so proud and happy sitting next to his little crush. What fun! Hope you have a great weekend! Theresa

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your photography. I'm envious of all the space you have to plant your veggie garden!


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