Total Basset Case: How does your garden grow?

Jun 18, 2014

How does your garden grow?

I'll be the first to admit that I know just about zero when it comes to gardening.
But I will also admit that I LOVE doing it and experimenting.
(With gardening gloves on, of course, I really hate getting my hands dirty. Ew yuck)

Last summer Mister and I dabbled in some gardening, planting and general yard sprucing up.
This year we have really gotten into more and I am loving it.
We have been buying flowers right and left.
We may be having beans and rice for dinner but gosh darnit we have a lot of flowers ;)
Honestly, I think we would both be happy if our entire yard were full of flowers and not grass. 

It seems like each weekend we end up at Lowes or a local nursery and pick up a few things here and there.  
Right now we are just trying different flowers and plants in different areas of the yard and praying for the best.

We've also experimented with buying flowers, bulbs and seeds from all different places.
We planted bulbs from Costco, seeds and lots of flowers from Lowes, a few random plants from a local nursery, succulents from Ikea and hostas and sweet potato plants from Meijer.  Just spreading our gardening love all over the city.
(my basil and rosemary are going bananas!)

This is the first year I've experimented with planting vegetables.  We picked up a raised vegetable container from Lowes and it has been so easy to use.  I planted cucumbers, onions and peppers.
Or so I thought.
I bought and planted 2 packets of pepper seeds.
You'll never guess what's growing...and it's not peppers.
After some research, I'm 99% sure I am growing squash.
I mean, I like squash, but I really wanted peppers.   The only thing I can figure out is that the seeds were mixed up in the packages.

The onions are finally starting to come up but I think the cucumbers may be a dud.
Regardless, I'm excited to be able to walk out the back door and pluck fresh veggies off the vine and cook them.

If you need me, I'll be in the yard.
Or at Lowes with my trusty assistant.


Katie said...

You guys are awesome! I cannot believe the seeds were mixed up...holy cow!! I would be so sad (only because I love peppers).

Casey said...

OMG your flowers look amazing!!! Those lilies!!! We had mixed up seeds too - all of a sudden, we have turnips. And we did not plant turnips. LOL

Because of Jackie said...

I have a total black thumb, so I am so jealous right now looking at these pictures! Everything looks gorgeous, friend;)

Kait said...

Lots of Basil is never a bad thing! At the end of the season, put it in a food processor with oil, pine nuts and Parmesan for Basil, BUT! Section it off into ice cube trays and freeze it. It works as a great soup addition or for pasta sauce!

Kait said...

^ oops I mean pesto

Erin LFF said...

I think I may need to go get that garden bed from Lowes! I want some fresh veggies in our backyard so badly!

Kayla MKOY said...

I would DIE to walk outside and be able to pick vegetables that I made happen ;) go you guys!!! This is so awesome :) love that picture of Floyd in the cart!!

Sarah Tucker said...

This is all on my to-do list asap! Our new house need some color in the front yard and I will be looking here for some inspiration! I love that pot full of everything!

Jordon said...

LOVE THIS. I have tried to grow tomatoes the past few years and failed miserably. I can't wait to have a yard and garden. all of your flowers looks so pretty!

The Lady Okie said...

I am so excited for when we have a house and can plant a garden. BUT I recently bought a basil plant. Hoping I don't kill it! Haha.

Ashley said...

Your garden is looking great! I swear you have to work to kill Rosemary... it lives forever!

Allison said...

I somehow always manage to kill off my herbs dang it. I want a basil plant so badly. I had a whole rosemary bush and somehow killed it without even getting to use the rosemary. So sad. Looks like you're doing great with your plants though!

Deborah said...

I love seeing that you take Floyd with you to Lowes! I'll bet he is very popular and is spoiled by all the attention :)

Deborah said...

I love seeing that you take Floyd with you to Lowes! I'll bet he is very popular and is spoiled by all the attention :)

Unknown said...

Yes, you are either growing squash or pumpkins. We will know soon..... ! :)

Unknown said...

Yes, you are either growing squash or pumpkins. We will know soon..... ! :)

Kym Fox said...

Everything is so vibrant and beautiful!! Gosh I can't even keep a cactus alive lol! When we finally settle down and have a home I really look forward to learning how to have a beautiful garden space :)

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Your lillies look beautiful! This is the first year I've attempted to grow a vegetable. I have a tomato plant going right now...we'll see if it actually bears fruit, but it has a little yellow flower bud on it, which my dad says is a good sign!