A small scale garden

June 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Garden’s in and so are the flowers

My gardening in the city is on a much smaller scale than my parent’s garden on the farm. Where we had rows of peas, beans, carrots,  potatoes, and corn, over a half acre or more, I have five tomato plants, one parsley plant, and at least 9 basil plants in the beds around our house in the city. There’s also some rhubarb that was here when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago.

I bought one pot of basil, fully expecting one plant. My eyes were so tuned to all the plants in the greenhouses that I didn’t notice I had so many seedlings in one pot, until I got home. So I shared with my daughters what I didn’t have room to plant. If  all  those basil plants grow, we’ll have as much basil as tomatoes. Must learn to make pesto.

My flowers, annuals and perennials, are all planted now and are doing well. The perennials are blooming: delphiniums, coreopsis, bleeding heart, as well as the lovely purple flowers on the scented geraniums. Here’s a photo of the bleeding heart. I love it.May 31, 2009 062

Another week will bring new colour to the garden.

And of course, the new grass is growing— after the voles’ underground picnic in our lawn last winter.  We have a trick up our sleeves for next year, but that will have to wait.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Gardening. Tags: .

Call me a dreamer A family history in the making

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Twitter Updates

Top Canadian Blogs - Top Blogs

Book title


debi riley

The Creative Zone for Making Art

Shot By Sarah

Photography

Janice L. Dick

Tansy & Thistle Press: faith, fiction, forum

LEANNE COLE

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

SIMPLY LIFE with Kathleen Gibson

Just another WordPress.com weblog

I Like It!

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Whatever He Says

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Baden Storytellers' Guild

Continuing the Tradition of Oral Storytelling

Tenacity

thoughts on faith and fiction

gardenchatter

Garden adventures and advice...

Promises of Home

Stories of British Home Children, written, compiled and edited by Rose McCormick Brandon

%d bloggers like this: