Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Garlic is coming up in my herb garden. I'd actually forgotten that I'd planted it and then while I was pulling a few weeds from around the herbs I noticed that it was poking its head up.

Monday, September 01, 2008

He have started a cactus garden in the section of the flowerbed which is by the PTAC unit. I couldn't get anything to grow there because of the hot exhaust so I thought why not put plants that love that type of environment. So far we have about 5 different kinds. I'll try to get pics up ASAP.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The temps have been almost unbearable and with heat index of 110 not alot of gardening going on other than trying to make sure that my plants don't cook. The sunflowers did well. I worked in the front flowerbed trying to make it look less cluttered. I hope that is what I achieved. It does look better. The Fennel that I planted around the other plants is really doing well. Also the cuttings of varigated vine seem to have "taken".

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sunflowers planted in my herb garden just outside the back door.

I think this bloom is soo pretty.

Smaller Sunflower in the front flowerbed.

Our Fennel..it's doing so well.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I am trying to find a cactus or plants that do well in the area of my flowerbed which is near the air/heat unit. When the unit is running their is a constant flow of warm air so I'll need something that would do well in a very very dry area.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I planted some more fennel yesterday and staked the Sunflowers. The herbs and flowers really look nice. I'll have to get some pics of the petunias up soon.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mom, Brittany and I went to Deb's bookstore today and traded in some of our books for store credit. I got about 12 dollars for the books she could use. I spent about $9 of the credit and after getting Brittany some books and myself a book about herbs I only paid about $10. Also Mom & Dad wanted me to pick out something for my birthday and Mother's Day. So I got a Finch Feeder, Thistle & some petunias to go in an empty hanging basket and planters I have. All wonderful.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This lizard lives in my flowerbed. He almost blends in on this bush.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I'm very excited to have gotten some lavender this yr. This is my first attempt at growing it at the apartment.


This is also my first attempt at growing Fennel. I've heard that butterflies love this plant so naturally I'm really excited about it. I think it would be a nice addition to some of my flowerbeds for greenery if I could get more of it.


Always have to have Thyme in my herb garden. Also have some varigated Lemon Thyme(I'll try to post a pic of it too.)

Varigated Catmint

This catmint was underwatered and on the verge of flatlining when I purchased it. It looks considerably better.

This butterfly was resting on my favorite flowers this morning. It appears to be injured. Still it's beautiful.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It was a beautiful day today and I got to spend some time working in my flowerbed and herb garden. I planted some fennel, thyme, oregano, bee balm, chamomile to go with my rosemary. I need to take some pics. The herb bed is really coming along. I've also planted Sunflowers in each of the beds. The cosmos I planted(orange variety and the pink & white ones are coming up. I'm soooo ready for spring and gardening.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well no gardening yet but Jim got me a beautiful flower/plant arrangement for our 1st anniversary. They are so beautiful.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Not much going on as far as gardening so during the winter months will probably be more posts about the weather. The cloud formations were pretty neat yesterday afternoon, especially with the sun reflecting off of them. We had a little snow last week which is always exciting for this area cause we don't have snow much. The "Winter weather advisory" that was "scheduled for this weekend got canceled.LOL :-)