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How does your garden grow?

I've really treasured having a big garden and chickens here in the city. I recognize that it is a rare gift that has helped me to live in my values and it is one that I will miss if we move. I love composting, I love picking food right from the yard, I love feeling like these are little bits of activism and change. The garden got in early this year and has looked very promising, but the lack of sun and heat has it not yielding much more than greens. We have so many things that are small and that want to grow into harvest - but fall seems to be coming in already and I just don't know if there will be time for it all. I am looking forward to fall but am mourning the potential green babies that don't make it.

It seems I'm in the mood to post a lot of pictures! If you'd like an updated visit to our garden click on the link below (click on pics to enlarge). Chicken pictures to be posted some time soon.

Shots of the garden

Long shot of the house and back yard.

A morning glory who's purple makes me very, very happy.

View from the northwest corner...that's the new "troll" bird bath.

View down the row. We grew a lot of lettuces on the right there but now the area has been reseeded.

A nice place to sit.

We planted this back bed as a test because there's not much light there. The beets and eggplant seem pretty happy though.

Welcome to the tomato jungle.

P & L's flowers.

The pergola.

The keyhole beds.

The pond.

This is Grady. ;>)

Cone flower sex.


Some tomatoes have ripened...bless them!

Baby Brussels. Will they make it? Who knows. Hang in there little ones!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 4th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
yer a punk...
A super hot, kind, wonderful smelling, lovely smile, talented beyond compare, beautiful, great hugger...punk. Besides, i'm not THAT short. I love you in the biggest way possible!

Sep. 8th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: yer a punk...
You know, when you say things like that to me, you just make my crush on you that much worse.

Love you!
Sep. 5th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
lucky, wow. mostly all I got are herbs. the squirrels and stuff got my tomatoes.
Sep. 8th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, the critters are hell. The keyhole covers have kept the squirrels out but something is starting to chew the tomatoes any way...we think it may be mice (the chickens attract mice who like the spilled feed and the hay)! GRRRR!
Sep. 10th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Your garden grows...beautifully
Wowza, what a place. As in place, place to be, place to be fruitful, place to enjoy beauty, place to be grateful, place to be blissful... Good job on you, mate.

- Shelley
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