Thursday, March 7, 2013

How My Garden Grows ~ Spring 2013

I know, I know, the calendar doesn't say it's spring yet,
but when you live in Arizona, an early spring is a nice bonus.

It's been a while since I shared photos of my little garden - it actually hasn't been very photo worthy these past few months. It's a small and humble piece of the planet, but I love this little space.


One of the things I love about my garden are the little do-dad's that embellish it. My heart-shaped rocks and little turtle stepping stones are among my favorites. :o)

These tomato plants are going to produce some amazing fruit. I just know it!!!


I'm not nearly as confident about the cilantro and jalapeño producing a good crop. My cilantro always goes to seed, and the peppers took for.EVer to produce last year.


See that little basil plant in the next photo? One adorable little pup fancied digging it up the day after it was planted. {argh!} The portion of the plant that survived has been re-dirted, and measures have been taken to avoid another mishap. {I know, that flimsy looking fence doesn't look like much, but so far it seems to be enough of a deterrent that Lucky isn't digging here. For now. Oh, and another section was added to the front of this space after this photo was taken...}


In other backyard news, this year's sunflower crop is beginning to sprout, our orange trees have new green growth, and some rose bushes that Doug planted in January are starting to perk up. Oh - and the poppies in our front yard look like a big mound of weeds at the moment, but we're hoping for lots of orange flowers within the next week.

I've loved living in this house over the past year and a half. When
we moved in the outside was a blank slate, and it's been so fun to
have little spots of dirt to play with and plants to nurture.
I'll keep you posted on our progress!
PS: Any advice on cilantro and peppers?

7 comments:

traci said...

i can't wait to see green!!!

Susan said...

Love, Love, Love following your blog! Thanks for letting me tag along!

Beverly said...

I am sooo ready for spring to arrive in NC! I love your flat rock turtles don't think I have seen them before. Sorry, no advice on the plantings.

Karen said...

I love planting tomatoes and basil and watching them grow. We've just about eaten all the tomato sauce I made last summer, so spring can't come soon enough. We won't be able to plant here until Memorial Day, though.

Maria Ontiveros said...

It's way too cold and damp here for peppers, so I'm no help. I do like hearing and seeing how your garden is doing.
Rinda

Gail said...

A word of advice with having a puppy - protect your tomatoes with a cage or something. Our dog would just bite them right off of the vine. We couldn't believe it till we saw it with our own eyes.

Gail said...

A word of advice with having a puppy - protect your tomatoes with a cage or something. Our dog would just bite them right off of the vine. We couldn't believe it till we saw it with our own eyes.

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