Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Sun is Shining…And My Garden Is Growing!!

I decided this past (rainy, rainy) winter that we should move our garden to a larger area in the sunniest part of our backyard! Did I mention we had a very rainy winter! I had a lot of time to ponder what our next project would be. A new garden!! First though; we had to remove Doug’s beloved horseshoe pit (we are going to rebuild and relocate it) and move all the Pennsylvania flagstone to get the area ready…we then moved the garden shed; that took 10 strong men and it was not an easy task! I thought we could do it ourselves with the help of our son and daughter-in-law…yikes was I wrong! Doug found an article in the Home & Garden section of the Sunday paper with DIY instructions for these planter boxes and decided to take on this task. You know us; when we start a project we go all the way and just about kill ourselves getting it done!! We just aren’t as young as we used to be; are bodies remind us…our minds just haven’t caught up!! Doug "out did" himself, they are beautiful and he did such an awesome job building them. We are looking forward to enjoying the fruits or in this case the vegetables of our labor!

I have planted squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, peas, string beans, eggplant, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, lettuce, pumpkins, watermelons, cantaloupes, strawberries, peppers and Doug is going to plant corn! I hope all of the critters that roam around here don’t find the garden before we get to harvest!!

Tip of the day…don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. ~Anne Raver

FYI...Relay For Life in Nipomo was this past weekend and our team raised just shy of $10,000...WOOHOO! We had at least one person walking on the track for the whole Relay…way to go team; together we helped make a difference one lap at a time! Please check out our team page and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life website to learn more and how you can help in finding a cure for cancer. Relay For Life takes place in just about every community, or in one very close by, in the country; if you aren’t on a team it isn’t too late to join one!!

Until next time…I am off to tend to my garden!


  1. Oh, I wish I had more sunny spots in my yard for some raised beds for a veggie garden! Enjoy - Michelle / Michelle Jamieson Interiors

  2. Thanks Michelle!! Layla, my granddaughter, came over yesterday and harvested all the strawberries...she picks them and eats them on the spot!!

  3. Absolutely love these raised beds. The garden looks so neat and organised.

    Glider Rockers from for relaxing indoor furniture

  4. Find the right furniture for your house to look and feel like an Italian villa or an upscale Manhattan apartment.
    Aico Furniture

  5. is the best discount greeting cards store on the internet today!Why?Check the reviews!