Sunday, April 4, 2010

Vegetable Garden Corner of the Deck and Yard

Since I posted the other pictures last night, I added a trellis by the air con. unit and planted a honeysuckle in front of it, hoping it will conceal the unit when it grows and spreads. I just wanted to show you.
I have been very busy these last few days but I am not done with my yard projects but I am linking with Met Mon, Blue Monday and Mosaic Monday and showing you what I have done so far.
You may see other participants' entries by visiting the hostesses' sites at:
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at
Sally for Blue Monday at
Mary for Mosaic Monday at

Here is my contribution for Blue and Mosaic Monday. It's a blue Strawberry Pot that is made in Portugal. It's kinda tall and I found it at TJ Maxx for $14.00. I dug out the strawberry plants from our vegetable garden and planted them in the pot. They were just starting to come back. Do you see the blooms on top.

For Met Monday, I would like to show you our vegetable and herb garden corner. I forgot to take pictures of the before but these picture were taken before winter just before the basil froze. Of course all these plants were all dead before I started so you can just imagine how bad the area looked.

Here it is now. I planted some basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, tomatoes and hot peppers. The rosemarie, curry and chives are from last year. They survived the winter.

It looks a lot cleaner. These used to be raised but when they built the pool, they threw some of the soil that they dug out into here.

I have a little flower bed right next to it. Below was before the frost.

And this is now. The lilies and the red feathery flowers (don't know what they are called) did not make it but everything else that I planted last year grew and are blooming.

I have not really planted anything new but look how big the plants grew.

This morning when I woke up, I found our tall rose topiary on the ground with the pot broken. It rained and the wind must have toppled it over but I did not wake up cause I was so tired from cleaning the yard and planting yesterday. I have been working on our secret garden but that will be in another post because I am not done yet.

I repotted it and now it is standing. Do you see it? Do you see the azaleas down below on the left side? That's where my secret garden is. At least that's what AJ calls it.

The rose has one bloom but the plant is full of buds. We will have lots of roses soon.

See some of the buds?

Just like I said, I am not done working yet, lots of more work to do.

Till next time! Thanks for coming by and I appreciate our 3 hostesses for hosting these 3 events week after week.


Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful yard and garden you have! Your rose bush is going to be covered with gorgeous flowers soon, lucky you!

Kat :)

Allison Shops said...

You're going to enjoy your fresh produce... and roses! Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, your yard is so nice! You have so much space and I love your layered beds. You are amazing and I want to know what vitamin you take? :) You're like the energizer bunny! :)
Happy Easter,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ebie said...

You have a beautiful landscaped garden! Love the overlook!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your yard is lovely and I love the fence.

PAT said...

Your yard and gardens are looking great, Christine. We are just now greening up, here.

Hope your Easter was wonderful!

fezzie said...

Your garden is lovely and I'm sure all the work will be worth it when you sit back to enjoy it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine your yard looks wonderful. It will be so nice to just go outside and get your fresh herbs. Your flower garden has really gotten large quickly. I worked outside all day after church today and feel every aching muscle. It is fun, but the pain. Can't wait to see your secret garden.

podso said...

Your garden is lovely and I'm sure all the work will be worth it when you sit back to enjoy it! (posted comment above as fezzie in error!)

BailiwickStudio said...

I love your garden! ::Jill

Debbiedoos said...

You have on gorgeous back yard there Christine! I love the fence too. I really can't wait to see the Gardens come Summer time!~

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Such a nice yard and I love that blue pot!!!

Traci said...

Incredible garden, raised beds and patio! That is a lot of work. Nicely done!

Regina said...

Wow Christine! Beautiful yard.
Another great project.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Unseen India Tours said...

Simply beautiful and lovely garden !! Great !!Unseen Rajasthan

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A Bit of the Blarney said...

Well done! Cathy

Luna said...

What a beautiful yard and garden you have!
Top post!
Best wishes...Luna

Kifus said...

What a lot of hard work! Congratulations on your lovely garden. Isn't it great to have one's own herbs. Where I'm living now I just have a balcony but to me it's my garden and it's full of flowering plants and delicious smelling herbs.
Thanks for sharing these photographs Xinex!

My name is Riet said...

What a lovely garden Christine and so good to ave your own herbs and flowers.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You have made good use of your terraced garden. Lots going on there. Nice. Valerie

SmilingSally said...

That strawberry pot is a nice pop of blue color. Happy Blue Monday.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a gorgeous garden!I love the terraced effect...simply lovely!

Happy Mosaic Moonday!

Dolores said...

Oh my, you have been busy! Your garden looks lovely. I love the slope of the lawn with all the beautiful/big trees ....So pretty.
I love your blue strawberry pot....
You'll have some good munchies before long.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful Garden to relax in and enjoy. We have honey suckle every where around our property. There are few fragrances as sweet and enjoying as that of the honey suckle.

Diann said...

Oh christine! You have got to be sore today! I know what it's like doing all that yard work. Everything is coming along just beautifully! I was so excited to see our strawberres coming back this year. Usually the racoons have destroyed the plants. It's so nice to get out and o some gardening and yard work after this pas winter!

lazyclick said...

Beautiful garden.

Maude Lynn said...

Wow! Everything looks fabulous!

EJ said...

You've got some nice garden out there..

My Blue Monday

Marice said...

oh gosh I thought I have already made a picture of your house in my mind but looks like I didn't! you still have lots to offer :) lovely garden :)

u may view mine here

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, you have been working hard! Everything looks so pretty. I LOVE the beautiful blue strawberry pot. What a deal you got on that! laurie

Meri said...

Lots of hard work has gone into your garden. Great find with the blue strawberry pots for that price!

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