Fertile Fridays: Sweet Success

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As someone who hasn’t had much luck in the past with gardening, I am constantly amazed and wowed when I look out my office window. Greeted with a large ball of catmint, yellow and fuchsia (when I tried to think of the word for the color, all I could think was magenta … I think it technically is) flowers and blossoming lilacs, it’s not only beautiful,  but it makes me feel accomplished. I did that. Those flowers out there are blooming because of me.

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We didn’t really do much in the way of new plantings this week, instead getting some much-needed weeding done. Will however  did plant his flowers, little blue perennials that are a pretty addition to the garden. I love how they mound slightly.

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The lilacs are finally – finally – bursting into blooms. I can’t wait to cut a few and situate them around the house.

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Over in the vegetable garden, the broccoli has doubled in size. It won’t be long before we are serving that up with dinner.

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The red cabbage is looking rather large, but not folding into a ball just yet. Soon.

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This weekend, we are putting some untreated, un-dyed mulch on the vegetable garden to help keep more moisture in the soil and also keep the weeds at bay. I am hoping for good results. I am also planning to plant one more tomato in the tomato box, and also pick up a few large barrels for additional plantings.  We’ve been tossing around ideas for a fence, but I am not quite ready to commit yet.

What’s happening in your garden?

Comments

  1. says

    “As someone who hasn’t had much luck in the past with gardening, I am constantly amazed and wowed when I look out my office window.”

    I can completely relate! I am definitely not known for my green thumb, but this year I’m trying my hand at it again with a few pots on the deck of my apartment. I’m finding it really addictive and am filling up the space very quickly as I keep adding more pots! It’s so rewarding to look out my sliding doors and see such beautiful flowers.

    Your beds are gorgeous!

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