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March 14, 2010

My Garden Update--in Pictures

Backyard at Hesby House

I mowed my grass for the first time this year, with a weed whacker, which meant raking up the trimmings by hand. Please don't be critical of the pictures, but I thought it looked decent enough to enjoy and share--all the surprises that awaited me underneath the overgrowth! The tables in the foreground are for my stained glass projects, with rain covers weighted down by pots. I can't wait to see the gardens in full bloom, after some tending and some time.

Blackberries and raspberries hiding the shed, and enclosing the little strawberry patch, with a rooster overlooking it all.

A couple small cauliflower seedlings and a few bits of strawberry have survived the winter.

Chocolate Mint in a teacup.

The only surviving climbing rose out of three that I planted last year....but this one is thriving!

My peach tree is full of buds, and my nectarine tree has a few. Thanks, TreePeople for giving out citrus!

The calla lily I started from a single bulb probably six years ago potted in my first L.A. apartment. They didn't like the location of the garden in my last apartment, so haven't flowered in at least three years. They're loving it here though! The little bits of color around the calla are kalanchoe that I planted for my folks' Thanksgiving visit, still going strong.

I heart my readers. Thanks for checking in on me. Happy Spring!

My friend April over at Small Moments of Great Reward just laid out her plans for this year's garden, and what it means to her. What will be in yours? Leave a comment on the blog to tell me about it.


  1. I love your little garden! I have a big garden spot and I have no idea what to put in it this year. LOL. Last year we didn't plant anything and I was sad about it 1/2 way thru the summer. I guess I should start thinking about it, huh?


  2. Thanks for the comment! It's really nice when someone reads the personal posts I've written.

    I'm especially proud that it looks like I have grass in the yard, because as recently as December there were large bare spots. Looks good now, and the dogs are loving it! Before I cut it, parts of the grass (okay, the weeds in the grass) were up to three feet tall.


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