Monday, April 4, 2011

Yay, it's really spring!

... You know what that means! Gardening!

Josh finally gave our lawn it's first (and much-needed) mowing of the year. I am so glad, too, because we were starting to be "those people". You know, the ones that don't mow their lawns? Those people.

Although he looked a little scary while he was doing it...

I went to Home Depot for some plants, and I was pleased I made it in time to get some lettuce (I missed it last year)... they didn't have many veggies available, so I got some hot peppers (since they did so well last year), brussels sprouts, and 3 kinds of lettuce (butter, red, and romaine). Our asparagus we planted last year is already growing like crazy!

Garden planted today. Lettuce, peppers, Brussels sprouts and asparagus.

See all that tall asparagus? Look how fat they are!

I really hope everything flourishes, and no critters eat my lettuce!

Last year I think we overcrowded the garden a little, so I wanted to keep it more sparse this time around. I opted to plant my herbs alongside the garage, along with a gardenia plant and a hydrangea. I really hope they do well!

(this is them before planting)
I have basil, thyme, lavender and rosemary. I also planted some mint, but it is in a pot so it doesn't take over everything, and some sage that I planted in a pot last year has come back with a vengeance... it's pretty huge for it only being the beginning of April!

Our poor garage was built the same time as our house (1928) and I am hoping we can replace some of the bad boards and give it a new coat of paint this year to match the house.

I'm really looking forward to our daily garden-waterings again! Such a nice relaxing thing to do after work... and I love checking the progress of everything...

Hoping we can get a few fruit trees in this year, too, and do something with the flowerbeds out front... just a few annuals and some azaleas would be enough to tide me over!


  1. I'm so jealous that you have room to plant things! That is a major downside of living in a condo in the desert! One day I want to have such a wonderful garden so I never have to buy produce ever again! One day....
    I can't wait to hear about how your cute little plants do and all the yummy things you make with them!

    Happy Monday!

  2. spring also means fun photo shoots... :)

  3. We are finally planting some flowers this year, yay! I know absolutely nothing about gardening :( probably have a black thumb!