If anyone knows me at all - they know that I so enjoy gardening. Here are several pictures. There are a couple from our vegetable garden that shows some of the fence that Phillip got for my Mother's Day gift. Amanda and I edged the garden with crushed oyster shell for a nicer look to it. Oyster shell is a cheaper way to go than like gravel or decorative rock. Our garden is having a rough year. I have been fighting crows, deer, slugs, and weeds. A couple of weeks ago I built (more like Jerry-Rigged) a somewhat pathetic scarecrow. I put Phillip's overalls on him (he wasn't too happy) and a Kentucky wildcats hat my father n law gave one of the boys. Then I tied cds all over it to keep the crows away. I had to use some red ribbon to tie the cd's and to tie the scarecrow down because I have no rope - but being somewhat crafty, I have plenty of ribbon laying around. The result is a pathetic attempt at keeping the crows out - and I think it also serves as an embarrassment to my hubby. BUT . . . it WORKS! I have tomatoes, green beans, snap peas, pumpkins, zucchinis, cucumbers, rosemary, sweet basil, green onions, beets, and blueberries, radishes, and carrots. We just harvested beets the other day and they were soooo good. Beets out of the garden do not even compare to canned beets from the store. My kids love beets out of the garden. Well, until they go potty . . .
There is also Dinnerplate Dahlias in my garden (named that because they are ginormous - the size of Chloe's head).
This above picture is of the beets we harvested. Look at the size of the top one compared to the other one. It was HUGE!
These pictures are of other flowers throughout my yard.
This little pink flower is actually a Dahlia. It is so pretty and vivid. It has amazing color to it. The leaves are actually more blackish than this picture illustrates. So the contrast between the petals and foliage is very striking.