Friday, August 1, 2014

More Gardening...

Gardening and yard work have been taking up a lot of my time this summer.  This is my little flower bed out in the yard.  It was designed to keep anyone from running over our well head which is just behind the bird bath in the photo.
I posted a photo about a month ago and this is what it looked like then.  After working away from home for numerous summers, weeds and grass had completely taken over and a lot of my perennials were lost.  With some work and the addition of annuals and a few new perennials, it is showing great improvement.  Unfortunately the weeds are rampant still and I haven't been able to keep up with them.  Weeding not likely to happen this week either since I have a vicious summer head-cold and the temperatures are 30-plus Celcius all week.
Here's another gardening photo for you.  I was pretty sceptical of the upside down tomato planters but decided to try it this year.  This one is a grape tomato and is hanging on my porch.  I have to say I am impressed with this method and will be doing more of these next year!  Lots of little tomatoes but none ripe yet - still too early for us here.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We tried the hanging bags a few years ago when they first came out but didn't do very well with them. The Cherry tomatoes probably work better.

I know just what you mean about weeds taking over. We are having the summer from hell. Hot and Humid for a few days...cooler then rain for the next several and them back to Hot and Humid. This is the first week since summer began that we have have 80 degree weather and no humidity. Your little garden is lovely.

libbyquilter said...

i've been letting my love for the garden eclipse my stitching (and blogging) this summer too. summer is short and one must enjoy it while one can~!
love seeing your before and after shots and what a difference you've made~!


Suztats said...

That's a nice difference!