Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Autumn asks: How does your garden grow?

I am proud of myself! I got 2 of my 3 beds weeded and mulched. Oh, I was supposed to get that done in the spring when everyone else did it? Hmmm. Maybe I'm a little behind. I did have to wait to have the gutters put in. Our beds were flooded every time it rained because of the way the roof is. But that is now done. And the reason I still have one bed to do is because I am using the rubber mulch out front and its $10 per bag. Ouch. Need another paycheck to do the other side.

Anyways, the light was all green and cool looking Sunday before it rained so I snapped some pictures because its perfect picture taking light.

The sky was a funny color. It almost looks like this is a black and white photo - but its not. The sky was all orangy.

Purple is Mighty Mouses favorite color. Grasshoppers and snails are eating the monkey grass. How do you get rid of those????
If you look, you can see Mr. Toad down there in his house. My sister-in-law thinks its very funny that I have a house for Mr. Toad. I like Mr. Toad, he eats spiders off the front entryway. Unfortunately he also craps on the front entryway.
My Knock-out Roses went nuts this year. I keep having to cut them back. Not that that is a bad thing...but they were overgrowing the walk to the front door and attacking all those brave enough to approach.

And then it started to rain and we ran inside.


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog :) I love meeting new bloggy friends and especially military wives. I've added you to my bloglines and will visit often.

    Hope you're having a great day!


  2. I love knock out roses! They are the one thing I can't kill! We had them at our old house and I miss them- there is too much shade at our current house for them to grow :( your pictures are beautiful. I wish I had more of a green thumb :)

  3. Hi!
    I love to garden, but haven't had time here - what with unpacking still. I have bought my citrus trees - lemon, lime and orange and they are doing great. The orange had these wormy things on them that looked like bird poop. I just sprayed them off with the hose.
    I also have a banana tree, plumeria and a bougainvillea (#3 on clearance at WM!) that I need to find a place for and plant. These plants down here are so new, I'm not sure what to do with anything. I also have a LOT of bushes that I will need to pull out to have room for what I want to do. We also have curbing for the flower beds which is a good/bad thing. It keeps the rocks in but I can't change the boundaries without taking it out.
    I think i need to have someone help me plan. Our yard is too small to just start. Glad to hear your yard is doing well. We have a couple of frogs that lived in the lawn mower. Ha!