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A list

by Dawniemom

A list of the things we have currently planted, started or plan to start (meaning, we have the seeds - they just need to meet the dirt).

In our front yard:

  • a multitude of petunias, some in window boxes on the porch railing, some in a hanging pot that I assembled myself, some waiting to compliment the rest of the flower bed we've dug.
  • dahlias - a couple of white, one that's purple with a white inner ... layer? 
  • sweet potato vine - accented color
  • gerbera daisies - my favorite to photograph, we have a pale pink, bright melon and coral, and a very bright yellow that's waiting to go in. 
  • asiatic lillies - just one pot of them for now - a brilliant yellow
  • mexican heather - accent for now, though I know they spread as well
  • violets from a Freecycler
  • grape hyacinths from a Freecycler
  • another sort of accent grass from a Freecycler.
  • 4 - 5 sunflowers that are still sitting in the cup I planted the seeds in.
  • a number of different bulbs of which I cannot remember specifically right now
  • Easter Tulips

Along our front walk, we have 2 climbing roses that I bought and put in a few weeks ago.  They haven't bloomed yet, and I've forgotten what color I bought!  In between them, I've planted a rose bush that my family bought for MOther's Day that's a beautiful pink, so I'm thinking the others will be beautifully different. 

Temporarily on the front porch, we have

  • spinach
  • parsley
  • dill (parsley specifically for the butterflies)

Also planted along the front walk are 2 butterfly bushes that were here when we moved in that draw beautiful beings all summer long.  I also have a bird feeder about 18 inches from my window, so between that and the bushes, I have visitors year round.

In the back yard, we've planted

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries - 1 or 2 of each of these plants.
  • 1 row of 6 zucchini, of which one has been obliterated by ravaging rabbits
  • 1 lonely eggplant which was obliterated by a surprise frost
  • marigolds to thwarth the ravaging rabbits
  • 5 tomato plants - ALL of which were obliterated thanks to a surprise frost
  • carrots - probably about 5 of which actually survived the transfer from growing cup to ground - and then the frost.

seedlings that are waiting to go in the ground:

  • yellow summer squash
  • lettuce
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • green beans

seeds to be started:

  • watermelons - 2 varieties
  • corn
  • pumpkins

On the back deck

  • garlic
  • basil

While this is all off the top of my head, I'm betting there are more seeds that are in my seed box, patiently waiting for me to remember them.




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marcydiané commented on 06/01/12
You do sound like a very busy gardener! I like how many different things you are growing- I am really trying to expand my horizons as much as I possible can, so this is an inspiring list.
butterfly commented on 05/18/10
You are so lucky to have such a big garden! It sounds like a beautiful place- thank you for sharing all of this!
Seedling commented on 05/18/10
Wow! That sounds awesome! I can only imagine the great blooms you will have in the front yard - gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the battle with the rabbits and the unfortunate frost. We don&#x27;t have rabbits in the garden, but the rock squirrels here are horrible. How large is your veggie area? I envy your corn, raspberries and blueberries! I have not grown melons before - what varieties of watermelons are you trying this year? Good luck with everything!
gardengirl commented on 05/18/10
My gosh- sounds like you and your garden have been very busy! Sorry about the loss of the tomato plants- that is always the saddest thing in the world. <br/> <br/>Can&#x27;t wait to see more pictures! If you need to &quot;follow&quot; a topic like tomatoes you can do that by clicking on the blue button that says &quot;get the latest dirt&quot; on any topic or plant- then it will show up in your &quot;dirt feeds/latest updates&quot; on your logged in homepage!
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