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Good Things in Store

We planted a little garden this year. It seemed a shame not to since we are finally out of apartments and have the space. We kept it small and simple, though.
An upside down tomato plant (which seems to be refusing to grow upside down) hanging from the deck. A zucchini plant, lettuce and carrots in the ground. Another tomato plant, cucumber, strawberries, jalapenos and herbs in buckets.
What's a garden without a gnome?
Since this is Idaho, we didn't plant until Memorial Day weekend. So far, we've only been able to eat a single strawberry, lettuce and the herbs. But everywhere there are blossoms and little tiny vegetables.
Roosemary, cilantro, and basil. The herbs are doing fantastic. I'm hoping to move this container inside and keep them going through the winter.
We also planted a little flower garden. The girls and I each picked out a seed packet based solely on the picture. Poppies for Ellery, sunflowers for Anna and zinnias for me. We didn't get them into the ground until at least a week after the vegetables (most of which we bought as starter plants instead of seeds) so I'm starting to have my doubts about seeing any flowers before the first frost. Hopefully they will surprise me and start shooting up.
The apricot tree and the apple tree are both doing great. I think we're going to have way more fruit than we will know what to do with.
Ellery wanted me to take her picture too. She's growing right along with the garden.
And Sam is looking tough. As far as I can tell from Anna's and Ellery's accounts (which mostly consisted of "I didn't do it") he fell and hit the edge of the deck. It's looking better now that it's not swollen. He's still got a pretty impressive scrape and just the hint of two black eyes.


craftytammie said…
zinnias are awesome and mine are just now starting to bloom - they will go well into fall!
balloongal said…
Your garden looks marvelous.

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