Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tour De Yard: 06/09 pt 5

I made this little bed when we extended out fence in the backyard. I bordered it, and scattered seeds. Little did I know that as soon as it wasn't a dog bed anymore the grass would come back like crazy!!
Finally I took the time and weeded:), this was a couple of weeks ago.

This is the view from the porch...
In the back is Sweet Potato, up front are Oregano in the bucket, Blueberry bushes, Marigold, Basil; behind them are thornless Blackberry bushes, and some other bushes.

I so love this Dwarf Variegated Leaf Abelia (blooming white) , next to it in the pot are Salvias

Behind them are Kenaf Hibiscus, Cherry tomato, trees in pots, Par-cel; In front in the pot Saint John's Wort, Happy Daylily, Aguste(sp),

Behind that Squash (some where I wrote down what kind)

Here is its fruit:)

My little Job's Tears crop

Job's Tears close up
(I have been told you let the 'beads' dry on the stalk and shake them off, also that it will reseed)

Here is looking back a week ago...Also in there are okra, a pot with Whirling Butterflies, a pot of mixed perennials, Marigolds, Poke Weed, and I hope Huckleberries

Today you can see how the squash has spread, I love how great squash plants look when they are young and green.

I leave you with my new favorite tool!!! (Happy Mother's Day to me:)

Next the garden...


The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I enjoyed your tour! It all looks really good and you have such a nice variety of things growng. I just bought a ginger plant at the farmer's market but I haven't decided where to plant it yet. I think I'll stick it in a container until I can come up with a permanent spot for it!


Julie said...

Will you come to my yard and take care of it, too? What a green thumb you have and your knowledge of plants is great!! Have a nice day. Julie

Nola said...

If I ever get over to your neck of the woods, I'm going to stop by and pinch of bits of this and that from your garden for starts! You have so many cool plants!
That tool looks wicked with the serrated edge,what is it? I need something (like a machete) to chop through tough roots.

Brandi said...

Just beautiful! I don't know how you do it! I'm having trouble with 5 tomato plants and a 2 rose bushes! ;-)

Grammy said...

What an adorable little Squash, I love how you mixed some veggie with the beautiful flowers. Was is unbearable hot to day there. We had a heat index of 110. The windows has water like frost on them at day break.

Kym-Anne said...

Hi Carla,
WOW What a green thumb you have, the garden looks great!

Kym-Anne said...

Hi Carla,
WOW What a green thumb you have, the garden looks great!