Posts tagged ‘Garden’

April 21, 2013

Herbs this year!

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Soooooo, we tried veggies and the squirrels ate them. Then we tried flowering vines and found out they’re toxic to dogs (sorry Adele!!). So this year we’re trying big beautiful herbs. Hopefully neither squirrels nor dogs will want to eat them.

Seeds are from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and we are trying a fancy little seed starter kit – warming mat plus plastic dome. The hyssop which was supposed to germinate in a couple weeks came up in 3 days! Lemongrass, thyme and marjoram are also up.

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July 29, 2012

Flowering vines

With the garlic out, we decided to finally plant the flowers we had planned for this year.  (The battle with the squirrels was just too much, so we skipped the veggies this year.  Kept the mint for salads and cocktails though!)

The climbing vines are morning glory and jasmine.  The morning glory is supposed to be a “fast climber” but only wants to go up; we’re having a hard time getting it to go out wide.  The jasmine is a “moderate climber” and did really well after we tied a few branches wider with twist ties.  Strangely enough, the blooms really went crazy after we tied the branches.  Not sure what happened there, but who’s complaining? It smells amazing.

The garden right after planting (end of June):

The morning glory and jasmine after a month (end of July):

 

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