Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools Day

I went out to the garden this morning to plant a bit more corn. It is supposed to rain later today.

These are straight out of the garden pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

These are my baby melons growing inside their wall-of-waters. Morgan helped me plant them and they are a bit thick. I'm going to try transplanting some of the seedlings into the big garden once it gets a bit warmer. Just my two raised beds on the side of my house. It smells amazing in here. There are oranges blooming along the wall and the alyssum and pansies smell fantastic. It is the most magical scent.

This is heading into the main garden. Hollyhocks have kind of taken over right in front of the gate but since they are setting buds I don't want to move them or pull them out. It is kind of difficult getting in there anymore...but I'm excited to see what color these bloom. Our new grapes that we bought from Tasteful Garden are starting to bud out. I am going to train them over the top of the side arbor. I had been planting gourds there but I think grapes will be a lot more fun! Shallots. They are huge. I don't know if I did them right because they aren't really setting onion-like bulbs but they are certainly delicious. Tomatoes.
Purple statice.
I have no idea what these tall plants are. They are looking like they are going to bloom so hopefully I can identify them then. Sweet peas. Fragrant and gorgeous! One of my favorites.
The roses are going crazy. It smells amazing in the rose garden because these are all fragrant varieties.

This is one rose! I found it toward the back of the bush and it is a bit past prime but I still wanted to show you how big it is. Wow!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you enjoyed this fragrant garden tour!

Oh, and quick!

You have a spider on your shoulder!!!!!

Oh yea.

April Fools Day.

Happy growing,


  1. Hi Jenny, I saw you in CCWA and wanted to check out your page and I am impressed! You have a lovely garden! I recently started one and love what it's turning into so far, though it's very small scale in relation to yours. Maybe soon I will post about it and put up some pics. Anyway, you are obviously a great gardener and someone from whom I can learn from so I'll be following you if that's okay. Great post!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my Deep South Dish blog! It was nice meeting you.

    I can't believe all the green and growth you have - wow. I live along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and things are really only just beginning to bud up here. We had an unusual rough winter with extended freezes, so it killed everything. I miss all of my tropical plants!! :(

    Thanks again for stopping by. Hope to see you again!!

  3. Hi Jenny. What a beautiful garden! I love it. Thanks for visiting my site. My other site name shows up, so I wanted to tell you who I am! :) Have a great day!

  4. Hi Jenny, what an amazing rose garden you have. I'll bet it does smell heavenly strolling through it. Your other flowers look like they are doing nicely and enjoying spring too.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and by all means go enjoy Eureka sometime and Ferndale too.

  5. Beautiful roses!! Yes, I enjoyed my tour!

  6. Wow Jenny, those roses are lovely. And I love your purple pea blossoms! Mine are all white. I look forward to seeing how your grape arbor progresses!

  7. oh thank you for the comment

  8. you have quite a collection there. i long to grow my own organic garden some day soon.

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  9. You really have a "green" thumb. Your gardens are gorgeous!

  10. You garden is just lovely!

  11. Jenny are you out there! Haven't seen a post here in quite some time, was wondering if you were still doing it?