Friday, May 21, 2010

How does your garden grow . . . . .

Not much quilting or crafting or primming (is that a word?) going on around here lately.  As I have mentioned before, as long as the weather holds out, I'll be in the yard.  8 hours yesterday and I am paying for it today!   I think that other than cutting the grass and keeping the garden weed-free, I am finished for the season.  Yeah, right!


This bed hasn't filled in all the way yet but I just had to take a picture of the lily while it was blooming.


The Computer Geek bought this for me for Mother's Day two years ago.  It had one stalk when he gave it to me.  Last year it had 3 stalks.  This year 7!


It has gotten so big that it blocks the view of the hanging basket (see the first picture) as we pull into the driveway.

This is a picture of my herb bed.  There is two kinds of basil, onions, chives, oregano, rosemary (the big plant in the back on the right), dill, cilantro, parsley, two kinds of mints (in the old ammo box), and chamomile. There are some other things in there besides herbs......like the watermelon and canteloupe.  We had bought so many plants that we ran out of ready space and stuck things in anywhere we could.


We wound up with 18 tomato plants, 50 pepper plants (Dear Hubby LOVES hot peppers), squash, zuchinni, lettuce, cucumbers, watermelon, canteloupe, blueberries, and raspberriesThe most we have ever planted in one season.


This is a picture of the front of the garden.  Those are almost all daylillies.  I took a shovelful from my mother-in-law's house 10 years ago and this is what it has become.  This is a PORTION of what it has become.  There are daylillies stuck in just about every bed I have.  These need to be separated, too.  Anyone need daylillies?


I'll post a picture next month after they all start blooming. The double knockout rose on the far left has already bloomed once but has new blooms on it. There is also a new bee balm plant in there somewhere.  Hope all decide to bloom at the same time.  It will be beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my garden.

Blessings, Cathi

12 comments:

Candace said...

Wow - your garden is amazing, Cathi! I only hope mine looks that good as time goes by!
Cheers!

Teresa said...

Looks great! I so love fresh veggies but have no talent for growing them. I have never tried cooking with fresh herbs, but think it would be fun to try. You are making good use of you summer days! Ellen bought me a couple of lillies that look like yours, except mine are the prettiest color of orange. Blooms are gone now, but I wonder if they will multiply next year like yours have.

Raggedy Angel said...

Looking Good! I just got some day lillies from my Mama too! Beth

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You really are talented and creative - your gardens and your quilts are so beautiful!

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh darn Cathi...looks fantastic in comparison to mine....my one and only tomato plant is thriving nicely. :-)

Leann said...

Oh Cathi! Thanks so much for my wonderful pick-me-up, What a wonderful surprise - I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!

You seem to be a busy bee, your gardens look wonderful. Bet you can't wait to reap the rewards. And that lily is spectacular - how fun that it adds new stems.

Thanks again for lifting my spirits!

Leann

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful gardens... What color are the day lilies? I might be interested in some.

Liz

Micki said...

Your garden is amazing! I love gardening too, so really enjoyed the pics!
Micki

Angie Berry said...

Hi Cathi!

I love your house!! It's very nice, a pretty color.

It's all looking so beautiful! The Lily is gorgeous. I didn't realize they grew so fast like that, almost doubles each year. It will all be so gorgeous when it blooms out. Our knockout rose was so pretty this year. It had almost doubled the blooms than last year. We had a week of nasty storms/tornadoes and they blew every single flower off the bush. =[ I wanted to cry. Nothing yet, but I'm hoping the flowers come back.

Thanks for sharing your handiwork!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love seeing all your flowers. Your garden is nice. Love the flag. We need to get our flag pole erected again. We moved it with us but havent put it up yet. 4th of July is coming we need to get busy.

Linda said...

Great garden photos. Love the lily...what a beauty. Wow, thats a lotta peppers!!

free indeed said...

Wish I lived near you! I'd love some daylilies. I did have some that a friend gave me, but hubby, had rubble hauled to extend the driveway and buried them!!!! I mean it was almost divorce court I was soooo mad!!!! But, I'm over it now although it is something I'm a bit sensitive over...:P Anyhoo. I probably shouldn't have shared that....:)
SHelley