6.02.2016

In the Garden This Week . . .









This week, we've seen the end of the azalea bushes and the beginnings of the rose bushes.  We've spotted a few different shades of red roses, a few different shades of pink roses and what we believe are going to be yellow roses.  The photo below shows one of our garden beds that is overgrown with lots of greenery but few flowers.  We're going to be home this weekend to work on cleaning much of that out.  I love the greenery but I love colorful flowers even more so we'll be balancing that bed out a bit.


We added a few things this week and took a few things out.  The back yard is starting to really come together.  The pool is still being worked on.  We think the previous owners just stuck the cover on the pool right before we did the walk thru in November and didn't even bother to vacuum the leaves out of it.  Jim had to find a bigger vacuum for the pool  that was able to handle A LOT of leaves.  He's taken seven large vacuum bags of leaves out so far and the deep end is still loaded with them.  Hopefully, this weekend it will finally be ready for swimming!!  

We found this little guy swimming on top of the pool cover last week.  We've found three others since.  I don't mind them.  As long as they don't hop into my house I'm fine!!!!  : )



Next, we're going to start working on the vegetable garden.  That will be a joint effort between my son, Connor, and I.  We're starting from scratch so we're going to keep it simple with a few tomato plants, some herbs, eggplant, peppers and I really want to plant string beans.  I have such great childhood memories of growing up next to my grandmother and sneaking into her gigantic garden and picking her string beans.  Pick 'em, wipe 'em on your shirt and pop 'em in your mouth.  Nothing like it!!!  : )


Happy Thursday ~ Wendy


4 comments:

Mary said...

I envy people with great flower gardens! Beautiful!!!

Angie said...

such a lovely garden! we're nearly at the winter solstice around these parts so is wonderful seeing such beautiful colours and pretty flowers again...

mamasmercantile said...

I have a small vegetable garden and grow a lot of salad and herbs in containers on the patio. Nothing tastes as good as the food that you grow yourself, a reward for all the hard work. Hope you manage to clear the pool. Take care.

sage and spirit said...

Your garden reminds me of an English country garden! I love it! And how I envy the planned veggie garden. We have too many water restrictions here to do any serious gardening. Post lots of photos as you start working on it!
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