Monday, June 15, 2009

Flowers and vegetables

I've tried to plant a vegatable garden every year for the last 5 years. Some years are better than others. I've had to leave a few gardens behind when we've moved. In Okotoks we used a community garden plot. I've stuck to vegetables, because, if you know me at all, you know that I can kill flowers (any house plant) with out even trying. Last year, in an attempt to increase the "curb appeal" of our house (we were selling) I planted some flowers, and managed not to kill them! This year, in our new home, I inherited some perenials (are those the ones that you don't have to plant year after year? I never know). They grew all by themselves! It's nice to not have to worry about them (I'll have to look into what needs to be done in the fall so they keep coming back). I even planted a few annuals (the ones that need to be planted every spring?). and planted some strawberries too. We weren't sure if the garden plot would be great for this year (there were some trees blocking the sun), so we took advantage of an empty, irrigated field and planted peas, bean, tomatoes, onions and beets. Chris cut the trees down in our yard, and we ended up planting more vegetables in the backyard...potatoes, lettuce, carrots, zucchini, spaghetti squash, and some herbs. I'm excited for the harvest in the fall!

I don't know what these are, but they're pretty.

pretty sure this is one of my zucchini plants.

Garden butterfly.

these look like pansies, they came up all by themselves (I always thought pansies had to be planted year after year).

my strawberries are already blooming. i love strawberries!

I really don't know if this is a flower or a weed, but it's cool!

peonies (i've got one with a pink tinge on my table, beautiful!). these were covered with ants and my mom told me that they need the ants to bloom. i looked it up online, and that's not true (but many people believe that).


Pansies that I did plant.

I can't remember what they're called, but i planted purple and white ones.

Iris'. they weren't blooming when i took this picture, but I love when they are blooming.

orange pansies. ryker picked these ones (his favorite colour is orange)

my garden girls. kayla loves to play in the dirt (mostly she eats it)

blake is happy to sleep in the sun! (for now)

I'll try to remember to post pictures of the vegetables as they grow.

1 comment:

Krymsen said...

Great pictures Natalie!