My toes are a bit chilly in my sandals today, apparently summer is coming to a close. I had big plans for our yard this summer, and we are happy that a few projects were tackled. The lack of sleep imposed upon us by our delightful 10 month old has kept that list short, but oh well, there is always next year! One completed project I love is my rain gutter planter. It did however have a few challenges and in the spirit of full disclosure, read on for my final update.
Why I plan my vacations in July is beyond me. It makes the most sense for Hubby’s schedule to do so, but after all the work we put in SLAVING away in the gardens all spring, everything in the vegetable garden is ready to eat and the best flowers are blooming just in time for us to leave town. Not cool! Continue reading
My husband just smirked when I told him I was going to grow carrots in a bucket. Well, look at what we have here! The carrots have arrived. I will have to thin them quite a bit, but I am excited they actually grew. Here is hoping Lady V thinks they are delicious. I asked her if she was going to eat the green beans when they were ready, she told me “Not right now, I will eat them when I am 7.” Only 3 more years, sigh. Continue reading
A day late, but definitely not a dollar short! I tried to get this posted yesterday, but the 4th of July was a rather “large-ish” day around here with company and commitments, so alas, I am posting a few “Niagara” garden pics this week. Continue reading
Have you been kept up at night wondering if that crazy rain gutter planter actually worked? Ok maybe not. But, regardless….here is an update just for you! I planted a few things – mint, chives, oregano, rosemary, thyme, nasturtiums & lettuce. The first lettuce has come up nicely and is just about big enough to start picking. I will continue to add more lettuce seeds every few weeks, yum. Continue reading
Rain gutter planters have become a popular way to garden in small spaces. Doing a search online will give you oodles of ideas. I like to keep our deck very kid-friendly so Lady V can play outside solo while I am inside with the baby. I didn’t want to take up valuable space so I came up with this Railing Planter. I really wish I had a more snazzy name…hmmm.
We usually plant a few tomato plants in pots on our deck and call it a day. This year we thought we would attempt a few more containers. My hope is that Lady V. will find the veggie love if we grow them ourselves! We found these odd shaped pavers behind our shed at our house. They must have been left by the previous owners. As soon as I saw them I thought they would be perfect as a strawberry planter. Continue reading