Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Flowers, The Garden & The Fish

I just had to come today and show you how my flowers are growing, they are turning out so pretty.

Also, I have decided to do a garden this year. The plants I have growing right now are 1 watermelon, 4 cucumbers and 9 sugar snap peas. Right now we have this fencing over it to keep the dogs out. The plants are starting to weave their way through the fencing now so we are going to have to figure something else out.

I've also decided to clear out an area of our yard and I'm going to plant corn, more watermelon, cantaloupe, maybe some more peas and a green pepper.

Here is the area I'm clearing for that.

When I first started it looked like this

As you can tell our backyard is a big, nasty jumbled mess so I'm so excited to see what I can do with it this year. I've always wanted to grow a garden, I just never gave it a try. Apparently this year I felt the need to really go for it. I can't wait to just go out back and grab corn on the cob for dinner!

Oh, and here are my new little friends. I turned one of my wine barrels into a fish pond. We started out with 9 fish and are down to 5. I'm hoping these ones survive okay. It's so nice when you are working in the backyard to hear the sound of the fountain going.

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  1. I just have to ask: why vegetables? Who's going to eat them?! I'm not there anymore...


  2. We eat those veggies. We love corn, McKenna eats cucumbers like crazy and you know we love the sweet peas. Dan apparently loves peppers so I thought I'd give it a shot cuz it's fun :) LOL!!


  3. Your flowers look awesome!

    Hey, maybe Reese will come back for a visit if you grow vegetables.

  4. Heather,
    I know it sounds lame, but you should check out square foot gardening. I think it would help keep the dogs out, and other things. That is how my fam gardened in TD with a dog that love to run. It can be checked out at the library. I think it might be right up your alley! Also I was listening to Chuck Swindoll on 6/2/09. He was speaking oh how children are gifts. Give it a listen if you find the time- I thought of your post about your beautiful neice.


  5. Looks like you've got a great start on your garden! I just made a 8 hr trip with a backseat full of tomato plants and pepper plants:) They seem to have travelled well, but we'll see. I'm a total novice.
    Your flowers are very pretty, too!

  6. Amber - thanks for the tip. I will check that out! I don't know if it's the same thing, but I'm very interested in container gardening and gardening in boxes.

    Lora - As I saw your updates today on facebook I was actually thinking about your plants and wondering how they were doing. I know you were looking forward to bringing it with you.

    Kayren - That could be a good way to get Reese back, just bribe her with veggies, although I don't think she wants to risk being stuck here for another 6 weeks!


  7. Amber - Also, thanks for letting me know about Chuck Swindoll. Do I just go to his website? I will check that out!