I used to live in the country, but I’m living in the city limits now. I miss the country (no sirens!) but our little patch of property has a lot of potential, and I wanted to give you all a tour.
This spring my husband & I decided to start a garden. We weren’t sure about the quality of the existing soil or drainage or anything, so we opted to start small. A tomato plant, a squash plant, and some romaine lettuce.
We’ve hit a few bumps. See my tomato plant? It’s really tall!
Oddly, tomato bugs aren’t a problem…but the plant has flowered twice and there are no buds or hints of any fruit! I did some googling, and apparently pollination (or lack thereof) might be the problem.
This is our romaine:
It bolted…in other words, the temps were too hot and/or we didn’t harvest it in time, so it all went bitter. Bummer! It grew really well though, so I suppose there’s hope for next time.
Our pitiful squash plant:
Not sure what happened to this little guy. It just fell over. And not even a hint of squash!
At least my daylilies are happily blooming. Flowers have a way of making me feel better.
And…a blackberry surprise!
Alas, the bane of our property:
Nasty stuff. It just won’t die. My husband had a horrible reaction to the poison oak and long story short, ended up with MRSA! Be careful around poison oak/ivy/whatever!
Our pecan tree, one of two:
A holly tree, one of four!
Next to the holly is a tree that has the prettiest purple flowers all over it right now:
Oh, I almost forgot my rose bushes! This one shares a space with my daylilies.
It only has one rose left on it now:
This one is next to our carport, and a remnant of an old chain link fence serves as a makeshift trellis. The roses bloom creamy white and smell heavenly.
I’m not sure if this is a weed (probably, that seems to be the way it goes) but it has a very pretty cluster of flowers.
That rounds up my backyard garden tour! I hope we can get rid of that invasive poison oak, because I’m dreaming of an herb garden and my husband has plans for a kitchen garden. We love cooking together, so we would love it if our backyard could provide yummy food and spices!
Thanks for visiting! :)