Friday, June 14, 2013

How Does your Garden Grow?

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”
- Claude Monet

It's been hard to find time to get out in the garden this week between the rain showers.  As we watch out the windows and wade our way back and forth to the animals through the mud puddles, the weeds seem to be filling up every inch of open space in the gardens.  Our biggest nemesis is the horsetail that seems to grow at a rate of inches a day.  My hands are itching to get back out there into the dirt.

Despite the rain, the plants are growing along out there, although many of the heat loving varieties seem to be growing much more slowly this year.  The tomatoes in particular seem less than happy about the amount of moisture.

With bowls of strawberries coming into the house each day and lots of lettuce, we've been enjoying fresh spring salads with goat cheese (my favorite).  The peas are getting more flowers each day, and we're days away from having fresh peas.

The straw bale garden is still growing well although only 2 of the 4 tomato plants are truly thriving.  The potato vines look amazing!

Check out some of these great photos of other people's gardens from this week and share some of your own in the gardening flickr group.


Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 3 ways:
  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week - I will try to grab a few photos each week to share on my post.  Please include the date, a general location and your name so I can give you the proper credit.
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week


  1. I love the flowers in the first photo. Do yo know what they are?

    1. They' sage - it's the first time they flowered for me!

  2. Looks wonderful. We too have been running out between the rain to garden..hoping for sunnier skies in the next few days. Happy weekend.

  3. I do so love a virtual tour of other people's gardens. Always inspirational! Thanks for sharing, and allowing us to share too.

    1. I love seeing what everyone is up to too!

  4. what a fantastic garden. We keep meaning to grow things but I always leave it too late - and all the seed packets say sow a few months back.

  5. What a great idea! I love looking at other people's gardens! Right now our biggest problem is the heat (California livin) and a nasty north wind. We have had more north wind this year than I can ever remember and I wish it would just go away already! Other than having squash mosaic virus (I'm pulling out my squash) everything else in my garden is doing very well! Thanks, Gretchen