Monday, June 6, 2011

Beautiful day in the gardens

Today was a glorious day. Sun and hot temps. My back gardens are starting to explode.
Here are a few picks
of the rockery.
As well last Friday was a PA day for my grandaughter so we decided to roto-till the veg garden. So 3 hours later it was ready for raking and cleaning up.
Boy was she a great little helper. She picked rocks, dead wood and grass that her papa had pulled up with the roto-till. She was so excited that earlier that day we went shopping for our vegs.
She picked lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, giant pumpkins, Tomatoes (beefsteak as well as cherry), basil and last but not least green beans.
We planted till the mosquitoes were about to take us away. But we got it all in.
The next day I added the old ladder

that was my dads and added a few garden artifacts as well as the birdhouse.
I placed the ladder over the beans
so they have a place to climb.Look hard.
I was later told that my corn would grow but before we get to sample it the raccoons will eat it. hmmmm.
Well we shall see. This is our first veg garden at this house.
Now to keep Fergus and Max out as well as the little varmints.until next time, Linda

I'm linking up with
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  1. Beautiful gardens. A gardeners work is never done and we are never satisfied. At least I am never satisfied with my flowers as I want more.

  2. Watch out for quash bugs around the zucchini,I have squash and the squash bugs will attack either of those veggies. Found out through a video on Youtube to wrap tinfoil around the stem right at soil level and this will prevent those critters from attacking your tender zucchini plants.

    I don't know about corn, but you tube has some great videos:)

    Love your flower garden:)

  3. Looks great to me! I think I have another week before the "permafrost" warms enough for me to plant anything! Good Luck with the racoons.

  4. Oh what a beautiful garden you have! And you have a great helper too. How sweet!..Christine

  5. Love the ladder for the beans to climb on.Children love to help in the garden don't they? And yes the racoons will probably get the corn, unless you have a dog to run them off.!

  6. Lovely and peaceful! I love hostas too.

  7. what great spaces! thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful gardens. I love the windmill. Everything look so green and peaceful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  9. Beautiful gardens you have.

    Your new follower from Jersey

  10. What a clever idea with the ladder, Linda! We have a large organic veggie garden that will give us plenty to fill our freezer and our pantry! Isn't it wonderful to walk out to your garden and just pick your dinner? :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. Such a beautiful outdoor space. And what gorgeous views you have. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  12. I love your garden. How nice to have your sweet helper gardening with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. thanks for sharing over at Cottage Flora Thursday's garden party - very pretty garden you shared, looking forward to seeing your garden posts again & again! xoox, tracie