Back in the Garden

While I haven’t had much time to post, we’ve been enjoying a lot of time with friends and simply, together as a family. I anticipated a certain amount of down-time, but I’ll confess I haven’t felt much like sitting around. Perhaps it’s the time of year, but surprisingly quickly I feel I’m coming out of the baby fog. Not to say things are all making sense to me…

But, much of our time as a family is spent in the garden. Everyone enjoys it, particularly if we can make it out there in the morning. The heat so far this summer has been outrageous!

 we planted some sunflowers, but others popped up and are useful for bean-climbing.

But, hopefully I’ll be back to more regular posts soon. Speaking of which, here is a delayed peek into our garden. It’s been a while and things are a little jungle-esque now. I’m also hoping that some of you will share your gardening links below!

bee balm 
blackberries 
a random head of broccoli or 2 are still popping up. 
to control the bermuda grass, which isn’t really possible, we put down weed cloth & Drew topped it with mulch today–it was STILL thriving under the cloth. the devil weed… 
the lemon trees have lemons! never before… 
this is our first harvest of onions, should be more later. Any suggestions on keeping them? We plan to braid, but we’ve never done onions before… 
tomatillos are also new for us–but this recipe (using chicken thighs) made us want to try. 
and the most exciting summer crop? tomatoes are almost ready. We can’t wait…

8 Comments

  • Kallie Posted June 13, 2011 3:09 am

    The garden is amazing! I am always impressed with you guys. We are looking forward to tomatoes too…specifically tomato sandwiches..mmmm!

  • dayswithdaniel Posted June 13, 2011 9:11 am

    Loving your garden update posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melissa Posted June 13, 2011 11:32 am

    It looks Jurassic out there! My neighbor is Charlie Headington, and he's got a really good system for weed control. I think that the name he uses is "lasagne gardening"– but my next door neighbors did a layer of cardboard (ABC store boxes) and a layer of newspaper followed by mulch, and it's worked better than the groundscloth.

  • MamaWestWind Posted June 13, 2011 9:28 pm

    What a beautiful garden!

    Becca

  • naqahdahnellie Posted June 13, 2011 10:43 pm

    Your tomatoes are way ahead of ours! Everything looks great!

  • Julie Posted June 16, 2011 1:41 am

    Lemons! Well, add that to my lavender envy. I would LOVE to have a lemon tree!

  • naqahdahnellie Posted June 19, 2011 5:25 pm

    I got back out in the garden yesterday, and snapped a few pics! ๐Ÿ˜€

    http://naqahdahnellie.blogspot.com/2011/06/flowers-for-nellie.html

  • Nicola Posted June 30, 2011 5:39 am

    Looking good! I should post my front yard, but I am really focused on our backyard. We have begun the final push to get our yard habitable again. I cannot.wait.to.plant!

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