ic Kathe With an E: My Back Gardens

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My Back Gardens

In spite of the one of the wettest springs in recorded history here in Colorado I did in fact get a back garden going this year.  I am only growing roma tomatoes and cucumbers this year though due to space.  
I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to get the cucumber seeds in the ground this year as it was so cool but the recent heat we have had has them going like crazy!
Tons of flowers and some cucumbers forming!  I cannot wait to begin pickling!
I bought the roma plants from the store this year as there was no way for me to start those by seed.
I was afraid I may have put them into the ground too soon but as you can see, we have 'maters!  Mr. B & I have found a new treat in sliced tomatoes on french bread with butter and salt for me and mayo for him.  I see we will soon be kept happy for weeks!
The dill I once again left to self seed and it is a monster this year!  Before my MIL left for Arizona she was out there almost every day cutting some off for her salads and dill dip.  Since she has been gone, I had to cut a bunch down and gifted it a co-worker of Mr. B's.  We will still have plenty to use in our pickles though.
The grand child garden has loved the wet weather! The daylily on the bottom right and the bleeding heart behind it have already bloomed. The sedum on the left and the Queen of the Prairie behind it are still going strong! I love that the plants my children sent to me to create this garden for my grandchildren is doing so well.  It makes me smile every day.

Behind the grandchild garden I threw some zinnia and cosmos seeds from The Dollar Tree into a planter the previous homeowners left, just for fun.
And we have flowers!
In many colors too.
From vegetables to flowers, nothing beats time spent outside with my plants!

Now, I want to know how your gardens doing this year!

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34 comments:

  1. My gardens are completely non existent, LOL! I wish I had a yard where the plants would do better, but it's just not ideal. So I will look at yours and be jealous! Hope you get a beautiful harvest!

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  2. Oh I am jealous! I haven't planted any garden goodies for the kitchen this year. It all looks great!

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  3. Wow, your garden looks amazing. I didn't plant any vegies this year but my daughter has her Okra growing like crazy now. I love fresh tomatoes, make a meal of them for sure. Pretty flowers in the Grandchild garden!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. My flower gardens are doing well...but hubs planted a huge vegie garden that is not doing very well. Initially we had tons of squash but everything else has been sort of miniature. Haven't figured out what went wrong yet.

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  5. We have a little container garden but it's not doing so well this year. The birds, slugs, and ants are attacking! And everything is little. I should probably google why but I'm a lazy gardener;) Your garden looks great!

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  6. Well, we had cold early summer, not much sun, so practical nothing sprout. I thought I will have few carrots, but now, when we have had a bit warmer, I have found out they are dill...and just guess who was even thinning them out... :-D

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  7. We have had a ton of heat and humidity so the veggie plants are huge. We have already enjoyed some cherry tomatoes and the regulars are getting close. My flowers are a hodge podge and some are thriving and some, not so much.
    I love your gardens, they are so cute!

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  8. Wow, your garden looks so beautiful and lush! I moved into a new-to-me fixer up house last September and the yard is definitely a fixer upper too so I didn't get to plant a garden this year. It's definitely in my plans for next year though!

    Tania

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  9. What a great garden........looks like you are gonna be eating really good for a while...........
    That is cute you have a garden for your grandchild.
    I don't have a garden, so can't tell you anything!! lol
    blessings, Nellie

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  10. What a great garden........looks like you are gonna be eating really good for a while...........
    That is cute you have a garden for your grandchild.
    I don't have a garden, so can't tell you anything!! lol
    blessings, Nellie

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  11. Your garden looks so much better maintained than mine... which is currently falling into ruin. I always do great with strawberries, cucumbers... but fail at everything else I try. Part of my issue is weeding... I hate it, but I've got weed barrier that the weeds grow RIGHT through. I've gotta try something else next year. Anyhow, I still have canned pickles from last year- it's so much fun to can the cucumbers. :)

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  12. Nice garden. Plants got attacked by some type of bug and aren't doing so well now. Do you have tips on keeping bugs out of the garden?

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  13. Your garden looks nice and healthy not to mention pretty!

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  14. Beautiful garden, Kathe! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  15. Hi, Kathe, Hope you are enjoying your summer! I just let my backyard go at it - except for mowing the lawn. It's GREEN anyway. Your friend, Linda

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  16. I love to read about gardens, yards, flowers! Thanks, Katherine, very nice.

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  17. WOW! Your garden looks great. Are you a fan of succulent plants ? Just curious. Thanks

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