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Oh My How My Little Garden Grows !

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I've had a few requests to see the progress on my container garden and perennials for this year so thought I'd post some pictures.

Our 3 year old blueberry plants produced this year after we surrounded them with a fence and placed netting over them as the first year the rabbits ate them and the second year the birds ate the blueberries before they ripened.

Orange mint, chocolate mint & orange mint .... fragrances are so luscious ! Use for our teas, cooking and place them as greenery in vases filled with our roses.

Cucumbers attaching to the trellis and grape plant (which now has a cage around it as the rabbits seem to like to eat the leaves of the grape plant)

Multi-colored zinnias ... blooming more every day ... so delightful !

Red bell peppers - Red zinnias - Habanero Peppers

Cherry Tomato plant -- plus we have 6 other tomato plants growing

Butterfly bush was only supposed to be a 6 footer -- it's 12 foot high right now and the butterflies and hummingbirds are having a total feast on it !!

I get a thrill every day when I water just watching in awe of how fast the garden grows !!

Happy Gardening to All !! Rocie
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    We have tried to grow blueberries, but it didn't work for us. Maybe I need to try t hem in containers. Any tips on growing them?
    714 days ago
    Absolutely beautiful!

    I have a tomato garden for the first time in over twenty-five years. We are looking forward to a bumper crop, don't you know? emoticon

    When we lived in Maine, we had wild blueberries growing on our land. That was such a tasty blessing straight from our Creator God.

    God bless!
    1767 days ago
    I am so impressed with your plants.
    We haven't had any blue berries for us this year, but the birds probably have had their fill.
    2084 days ago
  • ANZER15
    This is fantastic! I wish you could mentor me through the ins and outs of gardening. I'm learning through trial and error...and it's been pretty elementary stuff! Thanks for sharing the pictures; it looks gorgeous and I can only imagine how great it smells and tastes!
    2089 days ago
    Wow, you have quite a green thumb. My husband is an ole farm boy & has a garden with similar stuff. We have some a strawberry plant on our deck but the birds & squirrels are getting to them before us. Maybe I will try doing what you did. Thanks...Take care...

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    2094 days ago
    How did I miss your blog til now? Love that you have a green thumb and enjoyed the photos. I love gardening and can't wait to get the fence up so I can start putting things in pots.

    (((hugs))) -Bri
    2095 days ago
    Yummy. You are making my mouth water with all these fruits and vegetables. And to think, it's in a container. Great way to go. I love blueberries and the herbs for the teas sound delicious. Hope everything keeps blooming. If you lived closer, I would ask for some of that butterfly bush as it would look beautiful around our mailbox.
    2099 days ago
    O Rocie, my green thumb friend! I absolutely LOVE how your beautiful li'l garden grows! Who knew there were so many variety of mints? I'd love to try to chocolate mint! Can't wait to see your baby cukes, too! O! And those tomatoes are gonna be so fine! Nothing on Earth tastes as good as a vine ripe tomato! And those blueberries look scrumptious, too. Enjoy the bounty of your fine harvest my friend. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2099 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2012 11:26:36 AM
    Very nice!
    2099 days ago
    looks mighty good
    2099 days ago
    Wow Rocie. I am soo jealous. I'm watching our tomotoes like a hawk because they are so close to turning. It's like watching a kettle boil I swear! This is our first garden, so we really don't know what we are doing,lol. We have tomatoes that are close, tabasco peppers that are little bitty, strawberries that are blooming and squash and watermelon that the vines just get longer and longer with nothing. I guess they take a bit.
    2100 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Absolutely delicious. Nothing grows in the desert, but somehow weeds. Today it's 117o. Immediately I saw the blueberries. aren't they beautiful. Glad you figured out how to not have them stolen this year!! I'll be right over.
    2100 days ago
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