Another Week


This week I focused on finishing getting the yard planted. I am going to be out of town for the end of the month, so I wanted everything done before I leave.

I was able to get the garden planted (YAHOO!) and I’m excited for the veggies to come -this year we planted:

  1. Pineapple sage (1)
  2. Cilantro (3)
  3. Flat Leaf Italian Parsley (2)
  4. Sweet Basil (2)
  5. Thai Basil (1)
  6. ‘Hot & Spicy’ Oregano (1)
  7. Rosemary (1)
  8. Onions – Red & White – lots
  9. Carrots – two 4 ft. rows
  10. Lettuce – two 4 ft. rows
  11. Jalapenos, “Macho Nacho” & “Mammoth” – 2 of each
  12. Anaheim peppers
  13. ‘Gypsy’ sweet pepper
  14. ‘Chili Red’ pepper
  15. ‘Hot Golden Cayenne’ pepper
  16. ‘Big Bertha’ bell peppers
  17. Corn, lots of corn.
  18. ‘Sweet 100’ tomato
  19. ‘Early Girl’ tomato
  20. ‘Big Beef’ tomato
  21. ‘Red Beefsteak’ heirloom tomato
  22. ‘Golden Jubilee’ heirloom tomato
  23. ‘Pink Brandywine’ heirloom tomato
  24. Eggplant (1)
  25. Zucchini Squash (2)
  26. Early Prolific Yellow Squash (1)
  27. Butternut Squash (1)
  28. Spaghetti Squash (1)
  29. Yellow bell pepper
  30. Red bell pepper
  31. Cucumber (2)
  32. Sugar Snap Peas – two 4ft rows
  33. Cantelope
  34. Watermelon
  35. Pumpkins (3 – they’re planted in the back of the fence by the canal)


Hurray for gardens and summer barbeques where all your produce comes from your own yard. I enjoy gardening as a spring pass time, but I’m sure glad I don’t have to do it for survival!

The garden - almost all planted . . . it looks so much better in person (plus the garbage is now cleaned up ;P )


In addition to planting the garden, I also managed to plant the flowers along my back fence. I’m branching out this year! In addition to the sunflowers, I’m adding some Zinnias.

I planted “Mammoth” sunflowers in a row along the fence. I decided to keep it simple this year, and not go for all the varieties. I’ve also been pulling out all the little sunflowers I’ve seen coming up – reseeded from last year. I’m going to keep this planting very simple AND tidy.


And then in front of the sunflowers I planted giant zinnias – they should grow to 30″ tall or more. That sound tall except when they’ve got Mammoth Sunflowers behind them 😀

The new blue Delphinium. It will look gorgeous when it's all bloomed. Yes, that's Cal in the background sweeping the porch. He's a great helper! (He also put the sunflower seeds in the holes this afternoon!)


And the last thing I planted was a blue Delphinium in my front flower bed. My neighbor has one that I’ve admired for years, but I’ve never seen the same deep blue color. But I found one at Home Depot today. It was so big that I even divided it out of the pot and now have two in my front yard 😀

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