Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Garden 2nd Year in New House

It's been a long time! I hope there are still some friendly readers out there! 
This is our second year in the new house, and I am so happy with how the garden is shaping up. And I realized I have yet to share it with you all! How bout a short tour!
Peach tree. I am surprised to see any peaches on it, the tree at our old house took at least 3 years or more. We planted this last spring. It has 4 small peaches.

 One of my favorites, this is a SnowBall Viburnum. It is not as fragrant as the viburnum I had before but it sure is beautiful!

First lettuce of the season. We will be enjoying some of this on grassfed burgers this evening!
My favorite thing about this garden is it is right off the back porch! This makes it much easier for me with my MS. It is right outside of my kitchen! I love this!

greens and peppers

Peas, cucumbers, dill, cilantro and tomatoes.

Potatoes going strong in the middle bed.

Raspberries along the fence..I brought these from the old house!

Blueberries and strawberries, also from the old house! They are SOOOOOO full of blooms and green berries!

This area was empty last year. I used a few of the leftover house brick to create a path to put corn on each side. It is very small still!

View from north side of garden

Asparagus did not make it from the old house, the church garden was just too weedy and it suffocated my asparagus. So these are new. I planted these green starts last year and have planted some purple ones this early spring, late winter, but only one has come up so far. If more don't come up I will start them in a pot next year then transplant because they just don't seem to want to come up!
In all I have 10 raised beds that my hubby built for me and he keeps them filled for me as well! 
So far this year I have planted corn (blue and sweet), heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, beans, potatoes of all colors, purple and orange sweet potatoes, cilantro, parsley, onions, garlic, dill, asparagus, carrots, celery (a first for me), basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano.

And at the new place I have some nice young boys about the age of my kids who love to help in the garden and watch it grow regularly. My kids could care less! Ha ha!

Maybe next time I will show the flower beds! I'm trying to plant as many flowers to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees! Some are planted throughout the vegetable garden. Sunflowers, blue bedder salvia, gaillardia, salvias, shasta's, coneflowers, lavender, zinnias, cosmos, butterfly bush and more.

Look forward to hearing from some old gardening friends. I hope my energy remains and I can keep up with this a little better. But I just never know, sadly.


  1. I am glad you left a comment so that I would know you are blogging again. We moved also and this is our second summer here. You have a nice large space to garden but I just have a little courtyard. It is okay as I have constant fatigue which they have not figured out yet but cannot grow all I want! I hope your MS lets you keep up to blogging. Nancy

  2. Peaches on your peach tree already, very exciting. You have so much going on in your garden. I love seeing the strawberry and asparagus patch, and the little corn seedlings in your garden. We're planting corn for the first time in decades and I really want to work out. I hope your return to blogging means you're energy levels are up. It looks like growing season is well on its way.

    1. Thank you. We will see if those peaches turn into anything. Hope you have a good turn out with your corn. For now my energy levels are up, thank you, only time will tell. Not sure I'll ever be to the level of gardening, cooking and blogging that I use to be. But glad to still have my garden and finding new garden interests.