Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend in the Garden

Hi all!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Mother’s Day.   We had beautiful weather which allowed my family to partake in our annual Mother’s Day tradition - planting our garden.

Saturday typically involves basic clean up, readying the soil for planting and purchasing various vegetables, herbs and other plants.   Sunday is planting day!

With the arrival of an early spring, we had already brought out the garden furniture and spruced up the fire pit area and back and side patios.

Over the years, our garden has evolved from haphazard to a bit more structured and symmetrical.  We have figured out what type of plants work best and what simply will not do well in the shortened growing season here in the northeast.

Tomatoes, herbs and cucumbers seem to thrive and have become a standard. Each year we try something new and this year’s “experiments” are eggplant and cantaloupe.   We also added peppermint to the herb selection.  I have been told mint can be quite invasive so it was planted in a separate container to keep it from overtaking the entire garden bed.

As you can see from the pictures, the garden looks a bit sparse as the plants are just getting started.  Hopefully within a few weeks everything will have taken off and the garden will be lush and green.  I will be sure to post pictures later in the summer.

Oh – in case you were wondering about the “tom junior” sign in the mint pot.  Years ago my kids decided to name all the plants in the garden.  (I am guessing this one used to be for a tomato.)  We have kept the signs and truly get a kick out of ourselves every year as we again use them to name our plants!  Silly I know but lots of fun too.


Jody and Stan said...

I love your design for your garden. Everything looks beautiful. New Follower!


The Other Me Is Sane said...

Even without the new plants your back yard is lovely. The stonework looks interesting with the walls and paths throughout. Thanks for sharing.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your design looks amazing! I love the tiered design and the garden area.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Stacy! You have a wonderful outdoor space.

Paula said...

Everything looks so nice in your yard. I'll bet your plants will really take off in the next few weeks when it finally stays warm. Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Gretchen said...

You have a lovely garden and your landscaping makes me very envious but happy for you.

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful garden. I love getting my hands in the dirt, too. Love your yard.

Leslie said...

Your garden is so sweet and I like your boxwood in urns ~ so pretty!


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Stacy - Your garden is beautiful! Love the combination of plants, veggies, ornaments and structure. Looking forward to seeing it fill out over this season. Cheers from sunny DC!

The enchanted home said...

WOW! This is amazing...soooooo beautiful and love that it was a family effort. You are so talented, nothing like your own garden:)

René said...

Your patio is perfect! I would never leave.

for the love of a house said...

Such a great space Stacy- love the stone stairs!!


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