Monday, March 29, 2010

Gardening

It's been nice here, finally, so we have put down all the seeds in our garden. We're doing something more ambitious this year, as we have the entire lot next door to work on. Here is the start of our project--mostly seeds :) We did corn, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, peppers, beans and pumpkins. We also got some blueberry bushes and strawberries. Here's hoping some of this will grow!

We made the beds with a variety of plates, skateboard, rocks, other plants, bowls, and various lids.
Decided to get some tomato and pepper seedlings to make it look a bit more garden-y.


Strawberries have such pretty blooms...


Our cacti are also blooming. We have about 5 baby cacti and a bunch of propagated spider plants, too, to give to friends.

Petunias in every container we could put some dirt in.





Ahh, I love spring.

14 comments:

Jenn said...

I love the use of plates for the "fence." I hope to one day start my own little garden. I barely have room to put plants in my place as it is. I think it's time for a move. :)

The Food Librarian said...

Love the plates! What a great idea. Ahhh. Spring. It rocks. - mary

jesse said...

AUGGGHHH I've missed you guys!!!!!!!! Your garden... is just so lovely!!! I want to roll around in it!!!

TavoLini said...

Jenn--I had years and years of potted gardens and leggy tomato plants that never fruited :( You're in such a good climate, though--I bet you could do some tomatoes.

Food Librarian--Thanks! Yes, I am so happy about the warm weather.

Jesse!!!!!!!! You're BACK :D I'm so happy--can't wait to hear of your adventures :D

jesse said...

You got married in February!!??!!! AGGHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED IT!!!!! D=

picspicspics!!!!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

IT's so pretty!

Marjie said...

We don't have that kind of spring yet! It is supposed to be sunny and 70 this weekend - I hope! But planting outside is still at least 3 weeks away, and "experts" would say not until early May. With sleet currently falling, I'm just jealous of your flowers.

And yes, my Wall Tree does flower.

buffalodick said...

Hope your garden grows like mad this year!

~~louise~~ said...

Oooo... a glimpse of what's to come. If I weren't saving plates for a future mosaic project, I would seriously consider a "plate fence" genius!!!

I too must wait about 3 weeks before planting outside; and, that's pushing it. Soon, very soon:)

Thanks for the bright evening sparkle Tavolini. It sure is going to be a GREAT gardening year.

Marjie said...

I forgot to ask if your Ranger ever came home. I see a little black car in front of your house. Poor Ranger!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the little cactus.

Anette said...

Aahh! I love the idea about the plates around the beds! And I feel so envious that spring has come so far where you live! In Norway snow is still melting, and it's too early to plant anything.

alexander said...

WOW wasn't it expensive using plates? cool idea

pinknest said...

So jealous!! I wish I had SOMETHING that bloomed! I'd love a garden.