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The gardening days begin…

The gardening days begin…

I am turning to the garden to get my mind out of the gutter (not the perverted gutter, nice try!) these days. I don’t know what is going on with me but I am just not as perky as usual these days.

We are still waiting on the second offer from Evansville but we are trying to be patient since Indiana has had some severe weather this week and we know the news station is swamped right now.

We have a little over 70 days here at our current rental before we have to move out and find a new rental here or in another city so long term gardening is out of the question still. I can plant, grow and enjoy any thing that will bloom or fruit within that time frame…

I got some peonies, lilies and anemones in march that I planted in pots that are getting ready to bloom right now. I snapped some photo of them to share with you, the first photo is of a peonies, second photo is of a lily and third photo is of an anemone/ windflower.

I also spotted some purple and yellow pansies that sprouted up in a flower bed here, they survived there despite the harsh winter!

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This vine-like plant that grows from pips is sprouting up everywhere and trying to take over. I think it is morning glory? Got any clue what it is or how to keep it out of the vegetable garden?

We are growing radish, broccoli, sugar snap peas, zucchini and pac choi in our very young vegetable garden right now. I think the garden will keep me busy for a while, what do you think? Can you tell which vegetable is which in the photos?

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  • It is hard to leave your garden behind in rentals, but I like to think I am leaving a gift for the next people.

    witchypoos last blog post..Not Parallel Play

    June 11, 2008 at 3:32 pm
  • I just recently started gardening…kind of. Only I got frustrated and ended up calling my mother,on the verge of a panic attack!! I haven’t really been interested in flowers before, but now that we have a house, I’m trying to make it “ours”. Anyway, your pictures are beautiful. And if I was to try guess which veggie was which, I would probably have another panic attack:)

    Beckys last blog post..Arrogant Butthead

    June 11, 2008 at 4:18 pm
  • I can’t tell what veggies are growing, but everything looks fabulous! You’re doing a great job. I failed miserable at growing green beans a few years back.

    Sandy (Momisodes)s last blog post..Adaptation

    June 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm
  • BIND WEED! The little heart shaped leaves, the pretty little pink flowers. Cousin to morning glory. Will climb, suffocate and kill anything it gets its little vines around. IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of. Really harsh herbicides don’t even kill it. I’ve found that pulling it on a semi-daily basis is all I can do. Round-Up will kill whatever else is near it.

    My peonies are just today blooming. I’m so excited. I’ve got several dozen rose buds getting ready, as well as coreopsis, clematis. My yard is fixin’ to explode with flowers. I can’t wait.

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..Dear Mother Nature

    June 11, 2008 at 9:37 pm
  • that bind weed crap has just about killed my big bushes around the gazebo. GGGRRRRR.

    lceels last blog post..Wordless Wednesday (with p.s.)

    June 12, 2008 at 9:50 am
  • It is possible to SLOW the bind weed. Cover everything you don’t want to kill with plastic or a sheet. With GLOVED hands and a paintbrush, paint the bind weed leaves (top and bottom) with Round-Up. It’ll slow the growth, but it NEVER makes it all the way to the root structure which is extremely large and runs for hundreds of yards.

    But you’re in a rental that you’ll be leaving in 70 days. I’d leave it. Pretty pink flowers. ha ha ha

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..Dear Mother Nature

    June 12, 2008 at 10:36 am
  • I love gardening, there is something so soothing about it. I’m sorry you’re going to have to move from your home and leave some of your precious plants behind. It looks like you are quite the green thumb though, so I’m sure you’ll have things growing in your new garden soon.
    WC

    writer chicks last blog post..DAD

    June 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm
  • I thought the heart-shaped leaves was the real deal–Morning Glory. I bought and planted mine last year, but it never came back…now I’m seeing those little telltale hearts everywhere. Looks like I’d better get busy pulling weeds!

    Photo Buffets last blog post..Delphinium Jewel

    June 18, 2008 at 1:11 am

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