Monday, June 15, 2009


It has been a weekend - I did not feel well Saturday and Sunday but am back to normal today. The client work continues to be incredibly stressful. Here is the progress on the garden so far this year. The pots lined up against the wooden wall are all vegetables and edible flowers. It is fun to watch them grow - cucumbers, zucchini, beans, hot peppers, eggplant, edible lavender, and parsley. The space in front of the house has four types of tomatoes, basil, chamomile, chives and lots of edible flowers.

We are in drought here in the Twin Cities - I am thankful for the hose - all my containers are mulched. I watered the lawn and trees in back very deeply during the spring and they are doing well in spite of so little rain. Soon I will post photos of the back gardens - very beautiful. I will keep the photos coming as things grow strong.


  1. Your plants are beautiful!

  2. Sounds and looks like the garden is growing strong, just as you are.

  3. I'm curious - why don't you plant the perennials - the hostas and day lilies, etc. - in the ground intead of in pots? is your winter so cold that the temps would kill them? everything looks so healthy in these photos, and the walkway with all the greenery is so appealing! our squash is really growing, and the peppers have already produced a few, but the tomatoes are a long way from giving us fruit. we just don't get enough hot sun here.

  4. You really have green fingers and it's a great idea to combine beautiful plants which also are edible.
    They looks so healthy.

    Here we have had much rain and cold night in the past, which means our herbs, beans, potatoes, zuccinis hardly grow. Luckely it seems we will have a climate change now, and much warmer weather.

    School finnished Friday and Anna has begun her 7 weeks summer Vaction. I will, in contrast, have a very busy week to come, transfering all our organisations web-sites to a nwe web-solution.

    hugs from the other side of the Pond

  5. i want to plant a garden in my backyard sometime. Thanks for the great info...

  6. I grow things in pots in front because it is much sunnier in the front than the backyard. I started the hostas and others things because I can overwinter in the garage and save a lot of money not buying tons of annuals each and every year. :)