Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
The Impatient Gardener: The Garden Appreciation Society This is the view from my kitchen breakfast counter. Thank you for allowing your readers to share.
This is the new leaded glass we had installed to still let in light, but filter the view. The color of the door was changed as well, its a sort of green with a gray/blue cast.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Old neighborhoods give us the opportunity to see well established shade gardens.
The property has a conjoined driveway, and the space between the garages was converted to a whimsical reading spot.
Monday, September 2, 2013
This view is looking toward my neighbor's yard. This development is just about 5 years old, so we are all adjusting to the elements and soil conditions. From left to right I have planted, green bush beans, which have done very well, lettuce, beets, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, parsley, and some waning leaks.
The parsley has come back, on its own, for 2 years, and so have the leaks. The cage is to keep 4 legged visitors out.
It's Labor Day week-end here in Western NY and I finally have
Bell peppers and some Better Boy tomatoes turning red.
If I had to sustain my family on my veggies, they'd starve.
I planted some carrots a few weeks back, and they are doing fine so far. The cucumber plants have literally hit the dust, as you can see, to the left of the tomatoes. My husband made a sturdy ladder for those cucumbers to climb. The sun rises to the left, and next year I am moving things around to give the tomatoes more direct morning sun.