|Something growing in the front yard. Not sure if it's a weed or what, but it's growing up pretty cool, so I think I'll let it continue.|
And they're gonna be beautiful!
Seriously, I am just in awe of nature today! After spending all day (and actually, most of this absolutely beautiful weekend) in the garden outside, I've gotta share with you some of the stuff I've stumbled upon.
First of all, my dear mother came to visit the house for the first time this Spring and was in just as much bewilderment as my girlfriend and I were. The previous owners of this house put quite a bit of time and effort into all of the plants in the backyard.
My mom was like a little school kid running around at recess. She was all over the place picking weeds and talking about coming back up to garden (uh ... I thought I moved out to get away from being around my mom :D ... JK).
|Tomatoes sprouts in a miniature planter inside the greenhouse. I also have broccoli and several types of onions starting in the greenhouse to keep them safe from the potential frost.|
I'm actually looking forward to her next visit so she can help me determine what is and is not a weed, because there is so much stuff growing I just don't want to yank something out that could be a beautiful flowering plant.
I don't just have an awesome flower garden essentially all over the yard, I also have eight raised beds for growing all the vegetables I can possibly manage (the raised beds were one of the selling points of the house ... well that and the greenhouse!). So, while I endure this awesome journey of developing my green thumb, I'll share with you my successes and discoveries.
One thing I'm discovering is that the green house is a great way to jumpstart those tomatoes, broccoli and onions before the last frost comes our way sometime in mid-April.
The really difficult part, I think, and one I'm sure to share with you, is transplanting the stuff I have started in the greenhouse to the actual raised beds. This is something I do not want to screw up. I'm gonna have to do a bunch of research on this step to ensure I have some delicious and healthy vegetable come mid-summer!
There are some other pictures from my Secret Garden you can see here.