Thursday, June 18, 2009


This is the view from deck off the back of the house. That's my garage sale arch you see at the entrance. It cost me only $4. I'd like to try some wisteria there next year.
You can see hubby back there watering the peas. The peas are over five foot tall now. We'll see if any of them even make it to the kitchen. We usually pig out as we pick!

As you can see it's a family affair. Here, the kids are busy at work doing their weeding.

The potatoes are the big bushy plants that you see to the left. They should be ready for picking, eating and storing up for winter in only a few short weeks.

You can see the flowers on the potato plant below. They are really a very pretty plant!

Buddy is busy weeding the brussel sprouts. You can see the rhubarb above him. That's after we picked it and made 216 oz. of Rhubarb jam.

The girl is weeding out the spinach.

The oldest is thrilled. Can you tell??

As is the girl!!

Another view looking back towards the wooded part of our property. The three smaller beds you see belong to the kids. They are each growing a fruit or veggie of their choice. They chose Watermelon, Fairytale pumpkins and edible flowers.

Last, I just had to throw in this picture of our baby Cardinals. Hubby caught them venturing out of their nest yesterday. Aren't they so sweet.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying summer!!


Tracey said...

Jen, you live in the most amazing place I have ever seen. It's so 'little house on the prairie' I am so jealous!

Debra Howard said...

What a nice veggie garden. Great job.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous garden! Hi, I awarded you the Kreativ Blogger award. Check out my blog:)
Love yours!

Dawn said...

Wow Jen, that's the prettiest veggie garden I've ever seen! What a view. And not a weed in sight thanks to those beautiful kids.

Susie said...

Jen you have a wonderful veggie garden. I'm not doing too good with my gardening this year. So far, I'm just hoping my tomatoes are going to produce.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

What an amazing garden! It's so great that you have so much space for it!

The Stylish House said...

You definitely scored with that garage sale arch and it will look enchanting surround by wisteria. You have a huge garden and what a great looking bunch of helpers. Cathy

Unknown said...

That is a HUGE garden and everything looks so healthy! I'm impressed.

Hugs from Hot Houston!Susan

Cheryl said...

Amazing garden! I have one tomatoe plant and I'm stoked lol

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your garden is beautiful!!! What a wonderful bounty you will have. Can't wait to see future posts of your canned garden veggies.

Odette Bautista Mikolai said...

ahhhhhh... life is simple and more fun in your side of the world. and more beautiful too!!!

Jenni said...

Wow, I am SO impressed by your garden and yard! It is all just so unbelievably gorgeous! I agree with Tracey~ your place IS amazing! I think I told you this before that seeing those pictures you took of your area on your recent bike ride post made me want to move there! :)

I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far, and that your weekend is a great one! :) Take care!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Nice setting for a real gardening... lovely! ~ bangchik

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June said...

Hi Jen,
Such a beautiful veggie garden. I remember the days of the gigantic garden and all the canning that went with it. So much satisfaction! Now I have just three little raised beds. Great job you guys.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I didn't realize how much space you had. What a huge and awesome garden. I love the arch. I was out taking pictures of my potato flowers today to put on tomorrow's post. They are pretty.
Looks like you have lots of help.

Heather said...

Wow! That is the neatest and most well tended garden plot I have ever seen! I am very impressed!~ It is great that your kids will help in the garden, my daughter is 13 and although she will help (against her will)she does not enjoy it. I sure hope someday she will have my passion for gardening. Your site is lovely!

PS- If you are not on Blotanical yet, you should go check it out. Great site and great way to find other garden blogs. I don't work there, I just love it!

Jeni said...

Your garden is so pretty. What a fun thing to share with your kids.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

What a fabulous garden!!! and Children that actually WEED... You are blessed! You'll be busy soon putting up all those fresh veggies for the winter months! Better rest up now...Go ahead put your feet up, I'll cover for you,,,xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...