Still Growing

Still Growing
reuse, rework, redefine

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hello All long time no post. Been busy doing other things, I guess you could say. Today was a very productive time in my garden. After all the hot, hot days i spent most of today working in my gardens as the temperature was a little more accommodating. I was walking around the yard just looking at what's in bloom. Some things were just so funny to me that i had to pick a few. In this picture the flowers are paired together by type, funny thing is i only planted one of each flower but some how they each type is just a little bit different. Now it doen't matter to me that they are not identical as i think they are each very lovely. So, please enjoy the picture. I also accidentally cut this today while weed eating the weeds. Isn't it just beautiful.
S;also just a little something i pulled from the garden on saturday. God is so good. Stay blessed and good gardening.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hello all, It's been a long while since I last blogged. I have been spending my gardening days in the yard and watching video blogs of other peoples gardens. Day I participated in building a gardening mound with Permaculture Jax. It was a lot of fun and oh so very interesting. I truly enjoyed learning from other people and it is my intention to participate as much as I can and learn as much as I can. I have pictures of the process on my phone but unfortunately I don't know how to download them. Here are a couple of things that I grew, a pumpkin sprouted from last falls decoration and I planted, grew and ate a lot of strawberries this past season also. Happy gardening.
Hello everyone, it has been a long time since my last post, but I have been very busy gardening, working and playing around. This past year has seen a lot of changes in my garden. I've been hanging around with some permaculture people learning how to make my garden work with me and for me. I dug and planted a hugle mound today and it was a lot of fun and of course I put together a green house that took several weeks to figure out the directions for, as the photos didn't do much to help. The front yard was absolutely gorgeous this summer and also now into the fall. I have achieved my cottage garden, thank God for mullein as it has taken holly hocks place in my heart. sorry the picture is sideways I couldn't figure out how to turn it the right way when I posted it. And yes I have tomato's in the front garden, this plant has been in the ground since april, grew over the summer and started producing last month. I LOVE GARDENING. SEE YOU LATER, got a fig tree that I need to find a spot for. Happy gardening.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hi all, its been a little while since I last posted. The garden is continuing to do well, but the freeze the week of Thanksgiving, took out my bellpeppers, eggplant and beans while I was away for the holiday. And oh yeah, my heading lettuce has bolted. Not too disappointed though. There's only so much that one can eat.
I've gotten a year older and was gifted with this awesome gardening flower pot. The gnome is so cute, but unfortunatey it scares our miniture dashund. But, the up side is that I now use the gnome to guard the christmas presents under the tree to keep the dog from chewing on the boxes.
I have been looking at seed catalogs to see what i will plant this spring, right now my "wants" are greater than my budget. Not to worry though where there's a will there is a way. see ya'll later and happy gardening.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vegetable update

All is well in the fall garden. Having some problems with some bug eating the leaves of my bush beans, but otherwise all is ok. The bell peppers are fruiting like crazy and the single eggplant is well on it's way to maturity.
The Patio tomato has 8 fruit on it now, I can't wait to eat them. The tomato on the left seeded itself from last season's variety. I belive this is purple prince or something similiar, can't really remember. It's like christmas, can't wait to see what it will be.
Can't wait for the Mustards to be ready, they are growing by leaps and bounds leaving the two variety's of collards in the dust. I wonder if it would be tasty to mix the mustards, kale and swiss chard? Probably not, just thinking about it. Also got new plants of parsley (can't find my seeds), purple basil (can't find my seeds) and cilantro (didn't have seeds for this). While walking past the front garden, I noticed that my Thyme plant is now dead. After four years of living in one spot, I moved it and it died. Sorry to see it go, but this is an opertunity to try something new. Happy Gardening!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegetables

Good Evening all. It has been a busy start to the fall gardening season. This year i decided to repurpose the dogs swimming pool, after extensive cleaning of course. I planted it with purple kohlrabi, bulldog collards, rainbow swiss chard, and kale. I can't wait for everything to get big enough to eat.
In this bed I mixed in a heading lettuce with bell peppers, eggplant, and jalepeno peppers. These few hot pepper plants have produced quite a bounty of peppers. I am also growing a patio tomato plant that I can move indoors with the nights get to cool.
Lastly this bed contains mustard greens, georgia hybrid collards and garden bush beans. The carrots aren't up yet. I am so looking forward to the season. But on a side note, my mallow finally bloomed, it's late but it is here. By the end of the day it was completely pink.
Happy Gardening.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Visitor

Hi all just heading out to pull up a monster cucumber vine that is taking over the right side of the back yard, when I saw this little frog sitting on the porch railing. It looks like a green tree frog with black spots. I also have lime green ones and off white ones. With all the rain we have had here every thing is still getting out of hand.
The garden is still producing a steady stream of bell peppers and jalepeno peppers. The cuban oregano, has had to be cut back several times. The sweet basil was pulled up today also. I spent some time this morning at home depot, getting new soil for the raised vegetable beds. And of course the weed pulling never ends. Say hello to "Tilk" the speed racer dachshund, the newest edition to the family. So far he has throughly investigated all of the back yard, and just loves the vacant raised vegetable bed.
Here's to the start of the new fall gardening season. YaaaHoooooo. See you in the gardens.