Saturday, June 21, 2014

Peas Glorious Peas and Pea Pods IN THE GARDEN

It's Garden Tine Somewhere
Peapods are great in Salads and Stir Fry
Because frankly I don't have the time to shuck peas

I have 2 raised box beds of peas this year

They started coming in yesterday
For those who have no idea where peas come from and think
they grow on trees---they do not
each pea grows in apod and is attached to the
inner pod via a little stringy thing
This is what they look like when you fresh pick them

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Frog, Petunia's & An Upcycled Crib As A Vine Trellis In The Garden

Repainted and reused this dollar store butterfly is
about 7 years old and still on the job

A pansy that I painted on wood with a vase of cut
flowers from my garden

I found this guy hopping around while digging a hole
for a tomato plant.

I adore these little flowers
So much so I've even painted them on a wooden board as Garden Art
A neighbor was throwing out a crib and I thought
it would make a nice trellis for some viney veggies

Monday, June 9, 2014

Remembering Maya Angelou In ALL Our Gardens---As Someone Said "She Was The Voice Of A Human God"

What a Woman Doctor Maya Angelou Was
This is my  personal tribute to her
Gardening Really is Better Than Therapy,
You Generally Do It Alone,
It's Me Me Me Time
& You Get Tomatos and Peppers
and Lettuce and Peas
and Pumpkins and
Flowers and
A Place TO BE Naturally
With your funky self, your dirty self
your poor ass self, your little self, your big self
You !!!

Maya Angelou told us to be ourselves

 Home made garden art,
and old window frame and
one of my paintings stapled to it.

Fairy Garden with Cherubs

Sea Shells I painted to look like Strawberries

Keep on the Grass
Green and Otherwise

Home made Garden Art

Heirloom Peas, Salad Lettuce Mix, Coreopsis Flowers, Flowers and More Spectacular Colorful Flowers

Keeping an eye on these guys, Holly Hocks,
(whose seeds I got from a neighbor gardener
 who makes a privacy wall of Holly Hocks  every year,)because the snails
have got to others .....put coffee grounds and corn meal around their
base to irritate the snails, next is the beer mixture I guess.
Rusty old wooden handled hoe,
repainted, reused and upcycled
as an antiquity in the garden
that countless other hands have held and used to
Sweet William and that white flower whose name
I do not know, but looks like an Elderberry Bloom
or Queen Anne's Lace but it's not.

A side garden of Sweet William
Salad Mix in a wooden raised bed box to keep out the bunnies
Orange Bedder
first blooming Spring Flower
that I planted last year
and was surprised by this year
with its' wonderful
first color in the Garden
 Heirloom Peas...soon to mature, the blooms
are on the vine... pea pods for the salad soon
More Heirloom Peas
and yeah, they are not staked properly
so they can climb..... my bad...
I planted them on a whim
Planted last year and this year the first time they've
bloomed are prolific

Friday, June 6, 2014

Flowers and More Flowers In The Garden, Mother of Thyme and Romaine Lettuce

A fine crop of sweet william which
takes 2 years to woo hoo

Mother of thyme, violas and romaine
bibb, and other lettuces

Gardening Really Is Better Than Therapy Or The Drugs They Give You There To Combat Whatever Ails Ya.....So There !!!!

Hodge Podge Of Country Living & Gardening Stuff

Big ass Bass in a neighbor's pond

Mr Posse

The Possum that  has a face only a mother possum could love

Rock art in my garden

Homemade Garden Sign