Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.
Remember that Nursery Rhyme? Sounds innocent enough, doesn't it? Read this and thank your lucky stars you didn't know the origin of this rhyme when you were a little kid. Yikes!
My friend and neighbor, Debbie at Friday Friends has a weekly Wednesday thing going on called What's Outside Your Kitchen Window? She invites us to take a picture of what we see outside the kitchen window each Wednesday and she puts a round-up on her blog.
This is what I see when I look out my kitchen window. The deck, a thermometer, a chiminea and the garage. Oh, and don't forget the nice shot of the screen window. Because this picture wouldn't change much over the weeks, I told Debbie I'd play along but would take pictures of my garden instead so we could see how it progressed throughout the summer.So, here we go. We've started the garden indoors with some herbs (savory, lavender, parsley, basil and rosemary) and some ornamental poppies and nastursium.
These hanging pots don't look like much now but before summer is over they'll be full of color! I think I want to plant some red geraniums in these and hang them off the back of the deck.I planted some lillies in this half-barrel.
This strip of dirt along the garage has peonies, gladiolus, rhubarb and other flowers yet to be determined!
And here's the raised bed garden where we'll plant spinach, green onions, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and who knows what else!
Well, that's my garden tour - or what I would see outside my kitchen window if it weren't for the obstacles! Although we had a high temperature of 81 degrees yesterday and 76 today, the next few days calls for rain and snow and lows around 25, so it might be a week or two before we can get things in the ground.
Take a minute to visit Debbie's blog and see what other people see outside their windows!