In the Garden

Little Carrots

I’m so excited! My second crop of radishes are ready and the little carrots are ready to pull! 

I remember my grandparents vegetable garden; it seemed to take up their whole back yard. Rows of corn, potatoes, pole beans, onions and carrots!  

Grandpa would take my brothers and I out to the garden to “help” gather some veggies to take home.  It was like magic to us that growing under the feathery green tops were delicious crisp little carrots.  Grandpa would pull 3 or 4 for each of us and rinse them off at the garden hose. We would eagerly gobble them down asking for more! 

Funny, Mom had a hard time getting us kids to eat our carrots at the dinner table; I guess they tasted way better right out of the ground seasoned with a bit of dirt.

Little Carrots

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From the Garden

From the GardenRemember my post in June about planting a few vegetables in the garden this year?

Well, It’s been just over a month since I planted the tiny seeds and already I’ve been rewarded with fresh radishes and lettuce! 

Patio Garden

It’s very easy to grow vegetables… even in the rain!

carrots under plastic

It’ll be awhile before the carrots are ready to pull.


Keeping A Promise Made…

April 22, 2011 was Earth Day.   My sister-in-law, who happens to be one of my very best  friends, wrote an inspirational article in her blog sharing ideas to help live a “Greener” way.

I made a commitment to plant vegetables in my garden this year and I’ve finally been able to keep my promise. 

Last Sunday I planted  lettuce,  radishes and  carrots in patio planters.

Planting Veggies

After a week, the lettuce and radishes have started to sprout!   Aren’t they the cutest little radishes?!  Little Radishes


A Streak of Blue and Green

No, not the Vancouver Canucks hockey team winning their game last night… It’s a Stellar Jay flying across the garden.

Stellar Jay

I have been spreading a bit of bird seed in the garden this year because of the colder spring weather. The Jays come for breakfast and this one was flying to the laburnum tree in the garden.

I was trying to get a shot of the Jay in flight.  This isn’t what I was trying to achieve, but I like the result


Dirt Therapy

One of my favourite outdoor activities is gardening. I can spend hours puttering in the dirt… pulling weeds, moving plants, getting the ground ready for new plants. 

This weekend I planted my patio pots with marigolds, snapdragons and geraniums. 

snap dragons

  patio pots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the flower bed I planted my two favourite annuals, Cosmos and rocket snapdragons… you will have to stay tuned to see them as they are only 6 to 8 inches tall. Both plants will grow over 3 feet tall and make an impressive display!


Spring is Coming… I’m sure it is!

 Pacific Tree Frog

I can hear them; little green harbingers of spring!  To me, a chorus of frogs croaking  is one of the happiest sounds of spring. 

I saw this little cutie a few years ago sunning itself on a big hosta leaf by my fish pond.


Waterlily

The late afternoon light was reflecting off the house creating a soft  halo of light on the lily.