Saturday, 23 May 2009

Gardening

It has been a busy gardening week, even with my small area.
The little garden between the patio and the house ,top soil and peat moss added ; planted with cannas,
herbs; basil, chives,and the
arbour is installed with morning glories, ready to twine up the side,
one is the standard Heavenly Blue

the other with variegated leaves is called Happy Hour Rose. With that name who could pass up that plant?
Coral Nymph salvia ,
portulaca Calyspo Mix
and Pineapple Crush marigolds fill up that space.
My herb pot Sherry gave me has been filled with sage, rosemary, thyme and parsley, ready for harvesting all summer long.

Rosanne gave me climbing nasturtium seeds and they are planted in a square container with an iron tripod for the vines to climb.
Alliums are flowering in the front garden.

One pot
has been planted up with pink Blue Star flowers, Fiber Optic grass , Lemon Gem marigolds,Victoria Blue Salvia and a lovely pink veined Calibrachoa.
Waiting for summer flowers the pansy containers are flowering abundantly.
Into these pots will go lovely pink veined geraniums,
Snowstorm Giant Snowflake sutera and Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa.
Finding it hard to move the pansies
to their summer spot when they are so happy in their pots..
2 other pots finished; one with Red Dragon Wing begonia
one with a mauve and pink fushia to draw hummingbirds.

Yes, my theme this year is pink, yellow and white with a touch of blues and mauves.

10 x12 Vegatable garden is planted.

6 tomato plants,4 beefsteak, 1 Roma and 1 sweet million.

Green and yellow beans, kale,
cucumbers
and
muskmelon.
Very satisfying to see the garden ready to grow.
Tomato cages yet to be installed and of course weeding, weeding weeding.........
Already planning to start my own seed next year for heirloom vegetables.......
Gardeners always looking forward........

9 comments:

Cher said...

I love the names of the Marigolds! Pineapple Crush and Lemon Gem are such lovely names!

willow said...

well you've been busy! look at you all ready to go! I still don't know what to plant in my little patch of dirt! Looks like you are well on your way to having a beautiful garden this summer!

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Wow !
What don't you have growing.
Didn't know there were different kinds of morning glories.
Seen the Fiber Optic grass on tv should be really cool.

Lythrum said...

Looks like you've been really productive :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Goodness me - what a wonderful array of plants! I love Alliums in particular - I think it's partly because I like garlic, but they have such beautiful flowers and a lot of variety too.

Rosanne said...

Wow, you'be been busy! Can't wait to see how it all looks in a month.

Sherry said...

Flowers look so nice - will be fun to watch the vegetable garden grow!!

Kim and Victoria said...

You have been busy! Love your flower choices. I had some of the coral nymph last year, nice flower.

Shady Gardener said...

You have been a busy, happy gardener! Congratulations on all the progress over there! :-) I'm so way behind over here. Hopefully three days of rain will be enough and tomorrow (or later today?) will be back to sunny skies! Have a great day and enjoy those flowers! (I'm going to create a couple of pots, and plant seeds of those blue morning glories to climb up trellises out in the raised beds! And I can do that today!)