Thursday, May 15, 2014

How Does My Garden Grow?

I have been quilting, but can't show my latest quilt since it is a 007 project.  Therefore, I will show you some pictures of my backyard; it is greening up and looking pretty.

First of all, I have to admit that my backyard is not kept up as well as it should be.  I start off well in the spring and then it always goes a little wild.  I don't use pesticides or weed killers because I want it to be nature friendly.  That makes it weed friendly too.

Here are some close-up pictures of some plants in my yard.  What you don't see is the side of the garage that needs painted and the fence that is falling apart in one section.  Ah well, I still love my yard.
Ferns and Pachysandra grow well since there is a lot of shade.

My postage stamp garden has onions, lettuce and Swiss Chard.  We will be eating onions soon.  My granddaughter, Zoe, loves green onions from the garden.

The shy Lily-of-the-Valley

The Rhubarb will soon be ready for a pie.  This is an old fashioned plant that used to be called "Pie Plant."

In the lawn there are many dandelions and violets.  I think they are pretty weeds!
It is so nice to be able to get outside, in between the raindrops, and enjoy the flowers.

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt" ~ Margaret Atwood.


  1. Love seeing the beauty of your garden! And look forward to the unveiling of your 007 project!

  2. I agree with you! Dandelions are pretty! My flower beds are still a mess and need to make time to take care of them. My garden space is not even plowed, maybe I'll use the farmer's market this year. Looking forward to seeing you soon. I want to see the progress on the 007 project!

    1. I am bringing part of the 007 project for show and tell. Can't wait to see everyone and am looking forward to our QBee day tomorrow.