Monday, May 12, 2008

April and May Gardening

We got a lot done in our garden in the past several weeks, so I thought I'd update with some pictures.

Here's the red sails lettuce that I'm growing in a pot - still going strong.



















This was a surprise from last year - our clematis didn't do well, and we planned to pull it out, but this year, it's covered with beautiful blossoms!














The clematis growing up the trellis...



















Another surprise - we thought that our gladiolas would only last one year (the package said that they were annuals), but they are coming back in the raised bed...















These our our climbing roses outside the gate, surrounded by the white marigolds that I grew from seed.














These are the bulbs that we planted...














And here is where we planted them! The back part of this bed is FULL of lilies, dahlias, gladiolas, and other bulbs. They're surrounded by the white marigolds that I grew from seed, purple snapdragons, chrysanthemums, phlox, and white allysium. In the back are our hollyhocks, which we grew from seed last year.














Here are the tomatoes, which are starting to root out and grow more quickly.














The Sweet William came back from last year...














This is one of the garden peonies that we planted last year - look at all the blooms!



















This is a container that I planted...



















And we sprinkled zinnia seeds all over the beds in the front where the rabbits eat everything we try to grow...apparently rabbits don't like zinnias, and they're starting to sprout!

1 comment:

Meghan said...

your garden looks wonderful! I'm so glad you started updating again! =)
~Meghan