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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{semi} wordless wednesday: green thumb

a peek into my backyard...

 the blueberry bush we purchased on mother's day.
aidan is beyond excited about this plant.

our cilantro sprouted early & has teeny white flowers. 
we love cilantro & use it often.

 a couple months ago, our fig tree was pretty much chewed up
& destroyed by our boston terriers.
now it has big, green leaves and is looking very healthy.
i just hope we can enjoy the figs this year.
last year, the birds got to them first.
{we have a fake owl in our backyard now to scare the birds away. we named him hooty.}

 excuse the janky looking ground.
our new paver patio will come right to the edge of this flower bed.
the pink flowers? that's gaura. so easy to grow & it comes back like crazy.
{seriously, we had gaura growing in one of our horseshoe pits!}
the shrub behind it? spirea. it's getting ready to sprout clusters of pink flowers.

 so far, only the gaura with pink flowers has bloomed.
we also have gaura with white blooms.

 when we bought our house, there were two grape vines in the backyard.
i don't know know the variety. the grapes are always small.  small & green.
we don't eat them but maybe i should make wine with them. ha!

 i have never had a hydrangea with pink blooms.
we bought this on mother's day & planted it in the backyard
where i grew bee balm* last year.
i hope the blooms stay pink {i need to test our soil}.
our hydrangea in the front yard is blue.

*i am currently growing bee balm again this year, but it's
in a pot...for now.

 my mom gave us this lavender plant & it stayed in a pot on the front porch for years.
we finally planted it in the ground in our backyard.
i could sit and smell this plant all. day. long.

 our red onion plants are about to bloom.
think dandelion, but better.
i'll have to get a picture once it's fully bloomed.

 poppies!  well, poppy.
we have three small poppy plants and each has blooms of
yellow, pink, orange & white.

 i love my knockout roses.
three small plants turned into three huge bushes!

 i love cutting the smaller blooms and putting them in a 
bud vase on my coffee table.

new to our garden this year: thai basil.
our sweet basil is still coming up, but the thai basil
has already bloomed.
such sweet purple flowers!

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Blogger Mrs. EDO said...

Pretty! I hope I develop a green thumb one day. :)

May 11, 2011, 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Your backyard is so pretty! I can't wait until I have a backyard so that I can grow things!!

May 11, 2011, 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum & Baby said...

Um lets discuss what camera and editing software you are using? Your pictures are ridic!!

LOVE them all!! And pshhh I kill everything. Maybe the more I hang with you and J some of it will rub off on me!

May 11, 2011, 4:01:00 PM  
Blogger the workaholic momma said...

I LOVE all of the pictures of the flowers - there simply is nothing better than fresh cilantro in the summer...except for fresh cilantro grown in your ow garden:)

It was so awesome seeing you again last night - hope to see you again sometime SOON...I'm always up for Starbucks:)

May 11, 2011, 7:38:00 PM  

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