Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Whats Going On In My Yard June 2013

 I have a couple baskets like this hanging off the fence on the back patio. I bought the $6.99 little pots at Home Depot to fill them and they are growing great !
 These are my potted potatoes >> Growing so tall . Yesterday we looked between the plants into the pots and there were potatoes showing . I added some more potting soil to the top , so hopefully the potatoes will keep growing.
 The raspberry plants have doubled in size since last year ..which I love because they are my favorite :)
 The berries are growing and hopefully in a week or two they will be ready.
 These are the blackberry plants. HUGE , is all I can say .. It started with 3 little tiny plants .. Last year our crop got ruined with the horrible heat , so hopefully this year we won't have that problem again.

 This is my little strawberry patch in the back of the garden .. so far over 10 pounds picked. There are a lot to pick now but we are having thunder, lightning and RAIN..and more RAIN..
 The tomatoes seem to be doing great , there's a lot of little green tomatoes and blossoms . I have 13 plants and a bunch of volunteers that came up by themselves from last year .
 More of the blackberry patch . I think its about 20 feet long .

Two weeks ago we had a tree on the edge of our property taken down.. It was amazing to see the guy up there taking it down piece by piece. Our neighbor , ( the house in the photo) told us the tree roots were messing with her sewer lines we split the cost of taking it down. It was a huge tree, they said way over 100 years old. It was sad to see it go.
The flowers and plants in our front yard are doing amazing. You can see the pile of mulch left from the tree in the photo above. We still have a bunch , just don't know what to do with it all ! I think having the tree down will help my vegetable garden get more sun , so we will see :)

Our home is on the corner of a cul de sac, so we don't have a very big back yard. This is basically our back yard and side yard where our vegetable garden is . The big plants in the back of the garden are black raspberries . this is their second year, last year there were a few small berries , I think from the heat , but this year they are loaded with berries. Hopefully they keep getting bigger.
I did a little patriotic stitching. Its a Little house Needleworks design. Yesterday we went to the Goodwill and I found 2 small square frames that I came home and painted off white. I am going to use one of them to finish this off.
Thanks as always for visiting and your nice comments !
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Catherine said...

Lovely gardens ~ it's always sad to see an old tree go...
Cute patriotic piece!!

Sandy said...

Your yard and gardens are so beautiful. Living in AZ I don't get to see grass and big trees very often! :)

Carol said...

Your yard and gardens look great, Priscilla. For a smaller yard, you sure do pack in a lot of great fruits and vegetables. I'm so glad your strawberry bushes are producing so well. I really want to try growing some myself next year. We have such problems with deer and birds though, I'm not sure we would be very successful.

Cute little stitching--I love patriotic pieces!

Barb said...

Your yard and porch look just wonderful. I am so impressed with all the wonderful fruits/berries that you grow. Plus your patriotic porch is a delight!!

NnN said...

What a great yard! And love the patriotic décor!

Art and Sand said...

I would love to have the garden space you have for growing veggies/fruits. My neighbor has a green house and everything is growing great, but our soil is sandy so I am not sure I would have success.

Your front porch looks great.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have a beautiful yard and gardens. I really like the flower plantings at the front of your house. Great street appeal! Have a great weekend. I'm visiting from Share Your Cup. Blessings, Pamela

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Loved the tour Priscilla! Your garden is so lovely. I wish I had room for berries. I love all berries and raspberries are my fav. Just made rasp, freezer jam last week. Our yard is lined with a rock wall so it makes it smaller. Really no where for them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

I love a beautiful garden tour and yours sure did qualify!! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Your garden is growing very nicely! I am trying a small scale garden this year for the first time and yours is an inspiration to see. Love the hanging baskets idea also!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your gardens are just gorgeous! What a wonderful variety of flowering plants! And fruits and veggies too! Don't you love picking from your own garden!