Friday, July 25, 2008

Today in our Yard

After reading about the Farmer's Market at 2nd Cup of Coffee, I thought I'd take some pictures of our garden and yard. We are very blessed to have enough property to have a garden, and some pretty flower beds. My Mom lives in our terrace apartment and enjoys planting the flowers and taking care of them. I only took pictures of the flowers in our back yard today. All the flower pictures were taken from my back deck (some I zoomed in on). We have at least five more flowerbeds in addition to what I took pictures of! Mom is incredible!

This is a picture of our corn. We planted a sweet, white corn this year. It is very yummy!

Mom planted flowers at the edge of the garden, too! I told her yesterday that when I look out at the garden it makes me smile. They look much more vibrant in person. (if you click on the picture you can see the flowers better)

This is a look at the whole garden. On the left is grown up asparagus. We ate off of the asparagus for 7 or 8 weeks this year. There are lots of "rules" on growing asparagus. The older the patch the longer you can eat off of it. It was so good!

These are some of the veggies we've picked. Right now I have our card table set up in the kitchen to hold the vegetables. My counter was being overrun by zucchini and squash earlier in the summer and I came up with this idea. It may not look too good, but it frees up my counter! Here we have a small spaghetti squash in the back left corner, and we have zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and cucumber.

This is the flower bed that runs right next to Mom's patio. I'm looking down on it from my deck here.

This is a little flower bed next to Mom's shed. She used to keep water in her bird bath, but her cat would jump up on it and knock it over. We were afraid he'd get hurt, so she planted flowers in it!

This doesn't show up very well, but Mom planted flowers along the edge of the woods. Depending on the time of year, this is a very vibrant flowerbed. All of the rocks you see in the edging in her flowerbeds were collected from our property.

I don't think I'll be canning as much this year. We had lots of canned green beans and salsa left over from last year. However, I have canned 14 quarts of green beans so far, and for the first time I've frozen corn. We usually don't have enough to freeze, but we did this year. I cut off enough to freeze two quarts. We will can some salsa, but not as much as usual. We enjoy canning the's usually an all day project.

Well, that's a tour of most of our yard. I hope you enjoyed it!


Lara said...

such a nice garden!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the pictures of your garden

Aunt Alberta

Theresa said...

Your yard is beautiful and the garden looks great AND delicious!

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