Saturday, April 26, 2008

A day of gardening

I'm finally getting around to planting the garden and today was a beautiful day to plant it!



I put in lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, carrots...


tomatoes, green and yellow peppers, eggplant, cantelope...


sweet basil...





and cherry tomatoes.










Riley watched me from under the picnic table.



Our strawberries are coming up nicely! Yum!





Otis decided to take a nap.




Here I have oregano, chives and some lemon thyme growing. They're doing very well and it's probably because of all the rain we've been having.



Lemon balm ~ smells so good.





In this pot is more lemon thyme, flat leaf parsley and cilantro.



A few geraniums to plant, and I'm finished!




It's been a very productive gardening day!



9 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a great day!!

I am not at the veggie stage yet.....we could still get a frost through May 15th.

I get (free) loads of bark mulch every year from the landscaper that takes down our dead trees for us. So, this past week I have been re-mulching existing beds and making new ones for new beds....way down the road. I had so much fun!!

Have a fabulous Sunday! ((hugs)) Rosie

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, Ah, looks like you've had a great day a plantin'. I was also outside, planting geraniums, vinca vines and some spikes in my pots out back. Yesterday I went to the nursery and bought everything I would need for that side of the house anyway. I'm glad you had a productive day as well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend...

farmerjulie said...

love your raised beds! looking good!!

Suzanne said...

Looks great Donna. We were building raised beds, mowing, and edging today...maybe next weekend if the weather cooperates, we'll be planting too! Can't wait for fresh veggies!

Beverly said...

You did have a very productive day. I feel certain you will reap the benefits of your labor.

We went to the state farmer's market yesterday. We had a great time. We eat seafood, bought cheese, produce, my pink geraniums and basil plants. The place was absolutely packed.

Donna said...

...after looking at Your garden, I'm going back out to mine and plow it Under...Geez!!LOL...Nice layout! I planted a strawberry for the first time! How do I Keep it alive???hughugs

Ms Dragonfly said...

looks like you have a well planned garden. it's going to be so beautiful :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Donna!
Seems we are on the same wave lenght! Let me know when you have your first home grown tomato! I am planting mine on Tues...
Hugs,
Penny

Susie Q said...

I see how hard Otis was helping!! I got quite a giggle from that!

Hugs,
Sue