Our Little Piece of Heaven

"YOU DON'T HAVE A GARDEN JUST FOR YOURSELF. YOU HAVE IT TO SHARE." Augusta Carter







Sunday, May 27, 2012

THE HEAT IS ON!!!

Well the heat is definitely turned up in our neck of the woods!  Our garden is growing great!  I can't believe the difference in growth from the pictures I posted just about two weeks ago!  AMAZING!  To the left of the garden gate is a piece of driftwood we found.  My husband buried it into the ground and placed a bird house on top!  I love it! 
Here are two of my very own tomato plants grown from seed.  The plant to the right is a "Big Boy" and I believe the one to the left is a "Roma".  I had some issues with the labeling of two different types of tomato seeds that I planted so I will not know for sure which plants are "Roma" and which are "Jelly Bean" until they actually produce fruit!  Next year I will definitely be more careful with labeling!
Here are two of my potted tomatoes.  The front plant is a volunteer "Husky Cherry Tomatoe" and the back pot is a Parks "Choice Container". 
This is a Basil plant I started from seed!  The herbs do very well in my garden.  I planted this one as a companion to the tomato plants!
Here is a new bed that I am working on!  This is an all natural bed.  I found the tree pieces on the front of our property.  They work perfectly as "trough" style flower beds!  I will be adding another row of daylilies to the existing row.  In the back of the pictures is my compost bin, hiding behind my Magnolia!

Happy Gardening!
Mindy

13 comments:

  1. You have such a beautiful garden. Look forward to seeing future photos.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you, I enjoy gardening so much, as I am sure we all do! It is a great relaxation! Happy Gardening! Mindy

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  2. Mindy ~ I love your lush veggie garden. Your flower beds are really nice too.

    Have a nice holiday tomorrow.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you. Have a wonderful holiday today! Happy Gardening! Mindy

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  3. Hi! The heat has hit here too. Probably bout 95 today. Your gardens are beautiful and lush. Yes, I have mislabeled too and need to be more careful!!! Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

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    1. Hi! The same heat here as well. It sure is helping the tomatoes along! I am glad to hear that I am not the only one mislabeling! It is a bit fun to be surprised, but sometimes that surprise can be bad also! LOL! Have a great holiday and Happy Gardening! Mindy

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  4. Your garden looks great! I love how easy it is to grow basil from seed. It's one plant you never have to worry about. Love your new tree trough. Very creative! :o)

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  5. Thank you! Basil is a very easy plant to grow and what a wonderful herb to use while cooking! I freeze basil in ice cube trays with water and place in freezer bags once frozen. Then, all you have to do is add cubes to your pan as you cook! It is a neat way to preserve it for future use!
    I do enjoy trying to create pots or garden beds with items from nature, it is very fun!
    Have a great holiday and Happy Gardening! Mindy

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    1. Hi Mindy, I joined your blog. I love your flower's. That is our passion.
      Hop on over my blog, I did post some flower's on my blog post.
      I also hope you join my blog.
      I LOVE your because I LOVE flower's and I am an avid gardener.

      Happy Gardening,
      Tricia

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    2. Tricia, Thank you very much for checking out my blog! I look forward to checking yours out as well! Happy Gardening! Mindy

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  6. Wow! Amazing what a couple of weeks really does to the garden huh? It is gorgeous! happy gardening!

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    1. The changes certainly do come quickly in the warm summer! Happy Gardening! Mindy

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