Monday, May 6, 2013

The Potted Garden

 I have been planting my pots.  Here is another glorious Japanese maple.

 I have lots of flower planters just outside of my garden room.

 Teddy loves it when I am working outside.

 Yes, I am talking bout you on my blog again. update on the pocket hose.  I am still loving these things but within minutes, the on/off buttons blew off of both of my hoses and I got soaked!  But, this part screws off so you can just remove it and add your sprayer.  If they hold up, I might never use another hose.  I especially like the fact that they don't break plants when you are moving them around.  They are so lightweight.

 In addition to my vegetable gardens, I always plant containers on my driveway. My tomatoes are growing like crazy.  They get very intense sun in this area.

 I also plant most of my herbs here.  The other garden is too far away from the main house to plant herbs there.

 A new lantern for the potting table.  I bought a really cool battery operated candle to place inside and it works on a timer.  I go to bed before it gets dark so I will wait until Fall to add the candle so I can actually see it lit.

 The Blog Tech's Mexican herb garden is doing nicely.

 Viburnum and azaleas about to bloom.  I see lots of boxwood trimming in my future!  People keep asking me if I have gardeners.  Nope!  I have a couple guys that come in every other week to cut the little bit of grass I have and they blow around debris.  I mostly have them for Fall leaf cleanup. The rest is done by my husband and myself and this year The Blog Tech is helping with some of the gardening. We only have 2 acres but every square inch of it is planted so it is a lot of work.

 Teddy's favorite treat eating spot.

 One of Teddy's favorite cool spots.

 The gigantic Weeping Beech is filling out nicely.

Teddy waiting for mama to return from the lower gardens.