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Sunday, July 5

The Changing Garden

We've had a lot of rain this spring and summer. It has its pros and cons. Though we can't get out as much as we'd like, the garden is really doing well.

These are the tomatoes that the boys and I planted. They have lots of blooms and tomatoes are already forming. If you look to the low right, you can see two good sized ones. They are going to taste mighty good.
This is the entire garden. We've eaten lots of lettuce and given some away. The carrots need thinning and the cabbage are coming along. If those leaves are any indication of the size of the cabbage we're going to have, they will be huge.

The lavender is blooming its heart out this year. It is pretty and the fragrance drifts on the breeze.
This is the porch railing where Brandon planted the peach begonia and the asparagus fern. All of the plants on the railing are doing well.
The other railing. We have yellow begonias and aspargus fern here, plus an old cast iron pot filled with ivy.

Not everything is doing well. The flowers in the front and side gardens are just holding their own and not growing much. I think they are getting too much moisture. However, we need to count our blessings. We have homegrown food to eat and sufficient rainfall to keep the water table in the safe zone. So many are living in areas where there are drought conditions.

Do you have something that is a blessing to you? If so, I'd love to hear about it. Have a great week.

21 comments:

  1. I love the way you have incorporated your garden into your landscaping. It really looks lovely! I love lavender too.

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  2. Your photos are magnificent!
    ~AM

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  3. Your flowers are so pretty and I wish that my lettuce had grown like yours.......... It has either been too hot here or it is too wet..... I love your yellow begonia .... It is one of my favorite flowers.......

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  4. The Garden looks nice,I am sorry that I do not visit enough and comment.

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  5. Mary, your garden looks beautiful. I am back from my enforced blogging break and looking forward to getting caught up with everyone's news. Love the yellow begonias.

    God bless.

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  6. You definitely have a green thumb. The garden looks great.

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  7. Your veggies look nice and healthy...so do the flowers! Great pics. Everything here is just so-so, we started out strong and then it rained for days on end then we had record highs...the poor plants don't know what to do..;p

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  8. OH Mary, it looks so lovely, my favourite is the lavender and your veges - yum!

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  9. Nothin' can't beat the nourishing rains when it comes to gardening!! Altho, your handiwork is much needed always too, right? Weeding and thinning...ugh!! Your garden is set up so nicely, I love how you added it to your foundation landscape.

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  10. That's a very healthy looking batch of tomato plants.

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  11. Yummy looking produce and a lovely flowers to gaze on while sitting on the porch. We had four and a fourth inches on rain in the 24 hours. It started raining Saturday night and it was off and on all Sunday. Some times it was horribly hard rain. Peace

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  12. We can only grow lettuce her in the early Spring because of the heat. I think your garden is doing so well. Everything is looking good.

    We had a couple of inches of rain yesterday but we need more.

    I've been invaded. We contracted,about 3 weeks ago, to have a new roof put on. Because of hail damage in April, they are just now getting to us. An army of men arrived about 15 minutes ago to tear the old roof off. Just before that, the exterminator came to do the annual inspection. Smokey is nowhere to be seen. I know he is in hiding for the rest of the day.
    Blessings,
    Mama Bear

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  13. Oh I bet that lavender smells so good. Very pretty!

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  14. Hi Miss Mary,

    Your garden is looking good, your tomatoes are so far ahead of mine.
    Yes, being able to grow our own is a blessing and sure helps out for healthy eating. Lots of blessing, friends like you, our health and minds.

    Enjoy your bounty.

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  15. Your garden looks like it is happy and well tended! I am blessed with a garden and a husband who helps weed!!
    Your porch baskets are lovely and doing well!
    We share our age, years married and gardening! Ontario is similar to Oregon in climate and a place I enjoy visiting family!

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  16. I am so jealous of your garden!! Nothing I plant grows very well, although I do have a big pumpkin vine with blossoms that started from last year's Halloween pumpkin.

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  17. Hope you had a great 4th...i just got caught up on all your outings...the garden looks great as do the flowers.

    I feel so blessed to have a job, Jason a job, a car, a home, and a mom who will keep my kiddo while I work.

    Love, Jess

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  18. Everything is looking pretty, Mary.

    In my neck of the woods, for almost 3 weeks it has been around 100 degrees - finally over the past few days we have gotten rain. It feels real good outside today - a slight breeze.

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  19. Mary-I think your garden looks great! We've had just enough rain so far this summer-which is a true blessing!

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  20. Your garden does look great, it shows that you don't have to have a big space to plant veggies in. We are blessed with our children, and I am glad my son was called back to work and that my blueberries (despite the hungry birds) are giving us blueberries to put in the freezer.

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  21. Lovely to see your garden ... wish you could send some of that rain our way. It's dryer than dry here and my water bill is awful!
    Hugs and blessings,

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