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Friday, May 8, 2015

Hoping for better results this year!

We finally finished planting the garden.  It's all the usual suspects: beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, peppers, dill, cilantro, basil, and rosemary.  And hopefully in two months I will be eating a nice juicy tomato sandwich.

Last night the kids planted their flower garden.  Last year they decided they wanted a flower garden so my husband cleared an area and built a wall around it.  They planted, he watered, and then the results were...disappointing to say the least. 

The kids picked their own flowers last year and Dan and I didn't really pay attention to the kind they chose.  One of Sarah's was sweet pea and it overtook every other flower in the garden.  So the flower bed was basically a patch of runners with a tiny little flower here and there.  From a distance it looked like a jumble of overgrown weeds.  Gardening fail!

This year, I had a little more input much to the kid's dismay but I'm hoping this year's flower garden will actually result in some flowers that I can cut and place around the house!

Here are a few snaps from our evening of gardening:

He considers this a smile!


deborah said...

What a fun evening!

I'd love to have a beautiful flower garden where I could go out and cut beautiful bouquets whenever I wanted...and a gardener to care for it! 😊

Madeline said...

Ooh nice! I have an anti-green thumb but I love some good flowers! I hope they do well.