Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Playing In The Dirt

I am a novice gardener, but I am giving it a go, and this is what I've got so far...

 {Green and Red Leaf Lettuce in my Earthbox, which was a gift}

 {I've got strawberries growing in there too}

 {The deck and the yard so far...I want to do so much more}

 {Flower boxes on the deck, I've got three going}

 {Lavender...not sure when or if the purple flowers will come smells good though!}

 {My little Gnome-ie, hanging out with the Salvia}

{Here's hoping that everything continues to grow!}

Give me your best gardening tips... Pleeeeaaaaasssse!!!



michelle said...

Your deck and containers are beautiful Stacey! I think that you are doing very well so far! I wish I could grow roses, they are so beautiful. :) Enjoy, your lettuce looks really good!

koralee said...

Your garden is lovely...I still have plants that need to be planted. Love your rose.

Hugs my friend. xo

Fishtail Cottage said...

Yeah for you! love it that your giving gardening a go! Everything looks happy & healthy...thanks for sharing at Cottage Flora Thursday's....xoox, tracie

Queen of The Desert said...

Your deck looks great and the yard is so green. Happy gardening to you.

Anonymous said...

It's looking lovely Stacey, and is only going to keep looking better and better.


traci said...

looks beautiful stacey. i love playing in the garden, but not sure how good i am at it. sometimes things thrive, sometimes not. i need to get lavender. can't find it around here.

Alice said...

Your garden looks fantastic! I love the little gnome.

My garden (if you could call it that) is pathetic. We've had lots of stuff going on and I did not have time to get it looking the way I want it.

Enjoy your day.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

It looks like you're doing great so far! That lettuce looks divine. I love what you've done with your living room and especially the different dining chairs and that cute wall shelf thing-a-ma-bob. Your room is so bright and sunny!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

isn't it exciting to watch them grow? i'm a horrible gardener. i'm lazy. i just know water everyday. i'm also not half bad at digging up weeds in the lawn as therapy for anxiety. i have an acre and a half so i really should have no worries at all...HA!

love the lavender--planted some this in a window box this year and am already thinking i should have done more. good luck with growing!


Marie said...

Well your garden is blooming wonderfully even as a novice gardener! Everything looks so healthy and happy. I'm a novice gardener too and it just tickles me to see them grow like my babies ;-)

Happy Cottage Flora Thursday!

Tricia said...

Stacey: Great job with your gardening efforts! I can't believe that it is June already. I always have grand gardening plans and then, before I know it, it's June and I've missed the boat.

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! It was such a happy surprise. I look forward to looking around your lovely site and I hope that you have a great weekend!

Lavender Cottage said...

Good for you, getting your hands dirty to garden!
Be patient and try to buy smaller plants that will fill out nicely within a couple of years. Instant gardens are expensive.
The lavender will flower with big spikes of florets and when finished, cut them back to the plant and it should flower again in fall. I always have two flushes of blooms and I'm in zone 5 Canada.

birdie blue said...

it looks like your garden is coming along, stacey. i'm sure maggie is looking forward to picking those strawberries once they're ripe.

enjoy your weekend.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Stacey, I think everything looks beautiful!... I love your planter boxes especially... xoxo Julie Marie

Liz said...

Your garden is so pretty. You should link it up for Fresh-Cut Friday! I love your blog and I decided to follow you. :)

My best tip... if you decide to plant mint....plant it in a container. If you plant it in a bed... it will eventually choke everything else out. Trust me! :)

Have a great weekend!


Our Back Porch said...

I think you just might have a green thumb! It all looks awesome! Love your deck! Have a lovely day!

Back Porch Blessings,

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Novice??? Novice???? My goodness, what will you be like when you're a pro?!!! Your garden looks lovely - and if I could produce straweberries like that then I'd be a very happy girl!!


Claudia said...

You're doing beautifully. We've been in our house almost 6 years and it takes time. We couldn't even plant the first year - but part of the fun is watching your garden slowly develop and adding some new plants every year.


Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

It looks like you're off to a great start!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!! : )

~ Wendy