Saturday, August 06, 2011

Our August garden

Here are just a few pictures of our early August garden.  The top 2 are taken from the balcony off the master bedroom, so that's why they have the "aerial view" effect.
This shows most of the garden.  No, it is not very big.

From left to right we have squash, green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss chard, and more squash.
The second half of the garden

One of the pretty squash blossoms.  This one had a bumblebee in it, but he flew out.
Last but not least, some of our marigolds.  We always plant marigolds along the edge of our garden.
I love this color combination!


  1. What a nice looking garden you have.It looks so neat and tidy.Ours is getting grown up with weeds.It is so hard to stay on top of it.:)Thanks for sharing pictures with us.

  2. Thanks for stopping by to see our garden, ladies! Ours has plenty of weeds, too, Nikki. The squash on the left hand side is being threatened by weeds that are very pervasive. Easily pulled, thankfully. Many years ago a friend gave me a jewelweed plant or two and warned me it would spread. I didn't really believe it would because our soil is so poor. And also, people had given us plants before and said they would spread, and they didn't. I didn't think I would mind if this did though because we needed a ground cover on this side hill. Well, it has definitely spread. It, and another type of plant that seems related to it, are encroaching on our garden big time.

    You are right, it is so hard to stay on top of weeding. Last year I weeded 15 to 30 minutes a day and kept up with it that way. This year I'm busier and it's hard to find that time.


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