Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Garden Tour

Last summer I posted about my garden on Sundays, sharing photos and inviting everyone to send me links to your posts of photos of your garden. I'd like to revive that for this summer. It's so much fun to see what others are growing and enjoying in different gardens all over the blogosphere.

I potted my tomatoes yesterday. I don't have much sunny garden space because I love the shade so much myself. The best spot for tomatoes is on the sidewalk next to the kitchen door so I put them in pots every year. This year I have two Better Bush and two Cherry tomato plants.

tomatoes

I also grow rosemary, chive, parsley, thyme, basil and oregano because I love to cook with them. Fresh tomatoes and herbs are the best! Today is a church picnic and I am bringing gf pasta salad made with chives from my garden. I was thinking about trying cucumber and peppers this year but decided that since I am joining a CSA I'll get plenty of those on a weekly basis. I let the little boys plant some pumpkin seeds but I don't know if they'll get enough sun to grow many pumpkins.

chives

I put pots of petunia and impatience all around the porch and patio.

porch flowers

I am not getting many iris buds this year, compaired to the wonderful display I had last year. I think the plants are too crowded and need to be divided. I put them in this bed five years ago and it's time to spread them out some more.

iris bud

What's growing in your garden? Put a link to your latest garden post in Mr. Linky below and let's do a round up!



8 comments:

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Hurrah for the garden tour! I was working on my post and thinking about you when I clicked on your link, and voila, here it is. This week's stroll in my garden is focused on the shadiest part of my garden. I'm hoping to cultivate a "trillium sanctuary" of sorts-- a safe place for trillium to grow and thrive.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I don't have photos, but I just wanted to say I love this idea. We have coreopsis and mint growing. Some coneflowers. A lovely new fern. Will probably plant some sunflowers again soon.

Happy Spring! (Er, almost Summer maybe?)

Jules, 7-Imp

Becky said...

It's too windy here today for any decent pictures (80 km/hour gusts) but I'll try tomorrow. Thanks for starting this up again!

writer2b said...

What a neat idea! I'll keep this in mind for future Sundays... I got a new digital camera for Mother's Day. :-)

(Hopefully I'll have something to take pictures of, but the last few days I've seen little varmints in the garden. I guess we need finer chicken wire...)

Brandie said...

I just found your blog through a link - and I'm already in love! Garden tours are such a great idea!! I'll be ready with pictures next weekend =)

Cloudscome said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad to hear you will all be joining me. I am really sad today because I left my camera out in the rain and it doesn't work anymore. I don't know what I will do with myself if I can't keep taking pictures for Project 365!

Julie said...

Hi! My husband and I have made a Habesha Garden in honor of the siblings we are adopting from Ethiopia. The link is part III of III on my blog. We (and I use that term loosely) ripped up concrete and planted a bunch of stuff. Looking forward to seeing what comes up!

Kat said...

Hi! I work on a website where we're trying to find some of the world's best gardens (for people like me who need a bit of inspiration!) and your blog was recommended to me as having some wise thoughts and beautiful images. I was wondering if you would give your thoughts on any of the gardens we feature which you may have been to? Here is a link: http://www.worldreviewer.com/experiences/garden/

Thanks for your help and your images really are lovely.l