The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Isaiah 58:11

I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them.
Ecclesiastes 2:5













6.26.2013

Its the end of June and maybe some sun?

It's already the end of June! There has been a lot of rain here this month, so everything is getting water, but we do need some sun for the vegetables!

Seen from the top deck!, things are blooming and getting fuller

This is  the 8 foot stargazer lily that's getting ready to bloom
 
An artichoke I'm letting bloom
 
I'm still getting rhubarb
 
The banana tree is getting bigger every year!
 
The pathway on the south side of the house is in bloom, daisies, hydrangea, savory, hosta, lilies, sweet woodrum....
 
One of the hanging pots, Petunia, and yams
 
I forgot to look what these are called! I call them exotic! I don't usually grow plants like this.
 
Some of the walla wallas
 
Some of the raised beds my husband Mike made me, full of vegetables and flowers
 
Some of the plants are finished blooming, azaleas, poppies, bleeding hearts
 
The horseradish is growing!
 
I didn't get enough strawberries this year so had to buy some also, but got a few jars of them. My friends took me out raspberry picking today, but I'm gona have to freeze them for now since it's gona be to hot tomorrow and the rest of the week to can the jelly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5.28.2013

The Plants are Growing!!

Things have been growing even without much sun. Already picked some of the artichokes.
. I keep saying I'm gona move these each year, but I think this year I will. These have been here about 2 years now. Theres 4 of them, a couple of them are a different type. But I think I'm gona put them over in one of my raised beds this fall. Right now that bed has left over plants I need to find a home for in the yard.

. I had to dig out all my plants under the stairs so my husband Mike can lay his flagstone down
Here's a comparison picture, the first one was taken in April of this year and the second one was taken a few days ago(when the rain had decided to stop!)
 
  This one in April                                                                 This on in May

5.15.2013

The Planting of My Asparagus!!

It's May!! Things are bloomin and growin here, we've had some sunny days when plants just take off like mad. We've been eating our lettuce, onions, swiss chard, parsley and a few other herbs. The peas are starting to bloom and grow up the trellis fast.


Planted my asparagus yesterday, i have nice loose mulchy dirt so i dug a trench in one of my raised beds (4ft one). Dug about 6 inches down, all the way across the bed. I made small mounds for each asparagus root to set on. I made the mounds so that the roots wouldn't touch each other.

 

Next i covered them up with about 3 inches of dirt. That's it! Over the next couple weeks I will be putting some more dirt on till its slightly mounded on top. I won't be cutting any of my asparagus this year or the next, but in 2 years we'll have a feast!

Planting parsley and tomatoes will encourage all 3 crops!
You can grow lettuce, beets or spinach between the rows in the spring.

*Another side note about asparagus, years ago they discovered that asparagus reduced parasitic nematodes in the dirt, so if you've got some to spare, chop them up in the blender with water and sprinkle around the tomato plants.