My sister and brother in law got me a gift card and a hanging flower basket from a place called Bachman’s for my birthday this year. Never been there before but I went there this weekend. It….was…..awesome. I felt like I went on vacation for two hours. There was so much stuff! I picked up some stuff for my garden.

I call this one Peggy Hill. I also bought a door for the gnome house….so he can get in, of course.

This one is Francis. His toadstool is a rain gauge! I couldn’t just leave him in that big store…..

All in all I had an awesome time and my gift certificate was well spent on some much needed decorations for the back yard! A big thank you to my sister and brother in law for the fantastic experience!

Published in: on July 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm  Comments (4)  


Well I found some pictures of my raised garden bed when I first put it in. All fresh plants and ready to grow! I’m hoping to expand next year. This year I just planted the essentials…tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, herbs, kale and mescalin. This was taken around May 18 this year.

Here’s the garden about two days ago. Yeah….I know! My tomatoes look like one of the monsters from Sesame Street! I actually harvested the first few cherry tomatoes yesterday. There’s nothing better than garden tomatoes still warm from the sun! We’ve used quite a bit of the herbs too! I’ve had a bit of a problem with bugs on my winter crops but I made a garlic tonic for those plants and it seems to be keeping the cabbage moths away. It’s crazy but the only fertilizer I’ve used on these plants is organic earthworm castings. I think the location is key here. These plants are on the south side of the house and get TONS of sun all day. And of course a lot of love from me!

Published in: on July 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm  Comments (1)