It's so nice to be out in the gardens again !

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  1. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    With spring comes busy time around here. I am back to work full time, the kids have things going on, soccer begins, and there is all kinds of work to do around the house and yard. The only time of day I can make more time is in the morning, and so work begins at 6am - which means getting up at 4:30! It takes a bit of time before I get used to this new busy schedule and so I have been busy AND worn out! Yesterday, I finally had a day home for much needed time to get caught up in my gardens. The veggie garden has been planted, and now weeded.
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    It's hard to see what's growing at this point, but there are peppers, tomatoes, beans, kale, peas, mixed lettuce greens, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, radish, herbs, cabbage, and beets. I am also trying a variety of red romaine lettuce this year. I have never seen it before!
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    I have also been picking a lot of Asparagus from the garden this year.
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    The Rhubarb is growing HUGE this year. I will go out later and pick some and pull the blooms off. It has to be over 4 feet tall!
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    There are some nice flowers in bloom out in the flower gardens as well
    The first Peony
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    Snow in Summer
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    A new (to me) Indigo - 'Dutch Chocolate'
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    Columbine
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    The 'White Feather' Hosta is almost at its peak
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    Today, I will weed the back beds. These pictures don't show the weeds very well, but I assure you they are there. I will probably be able to fill the wheelbarrow again!
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    No matter, I am just glad to be out in the gardens again!
     

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  3. marlingardener

    marlingardener Happy

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    Your gardens are gorgeous, and so neat! Getting up early is difficult, but it seems to be paying off for you. Early morning in the garden is sometimes the best time, isn't it?
     
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    All of your gardens, vegetable and flowerbeds, look so neat and pretty. I like the way the beds are shaped and edged also.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful as always! Your gardens are amazing and beginning to show their summer promises. I love the sweeping vistas you have and the grassy paths to take in your flower beds. That white hosta is amazing almost translucent.
     
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    Beautiful indeed. I love your park like setting.
    Wish I had that rhubarb in my backyard. It's the one thing I can't grow here in Va. Just to hot for it.
    I bought some while in Ohio a couple weeks ago. Payed $3.99 a lb. Made one strawberry/rhubarb pie and froze the rest.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Marlingardener - the morning really IS the best part of the day!
    2ofus - Thank you!
    Jewell - The white Hosta is my most begged for plant ... it is the only one I have never divided. It is also the first one I ever ordered by mail!
    Donna - The rhubarb is an heirloom variety that I dug from an old farmhouse many years ago. It is the biggest growing one I have ever seen! Not sure if it is the topdressing of manure I give it each year?
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Looking good... as usual.
    Today is the first time in a long while that I'm excited to get home and tend to my beds and plants. Amazing what a few days of sunshine will do for the soul (and plants).
     
  9. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Cherylad - I am the same way! Then weather often dictates my mood ... I am happiest on those sunny days I can be out in my garden :)
     
  10. Cayuga Morning

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    Beautiful photos Netty. You have a lovely garden. I too like the sweep of your lawn with the shed & gardens. So nice. I also like your vegie garden in your lawn! I guess you just mow the grass paths? Do you have to fight with the grass to keep it from growing in the veg beds?

    BTW, your garden is further along in Ontario than mine is in MA! I am zone 6b.
     
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    Everything looks so neat and well taken care off. ... I got rid of my rhubarb years ago. We were just not eating it...
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Cayuga - I used to turn under the entire are in my veggie patch, the weeds always grew in so quickly and then it just looked sloppy to me. I just didn't have the time for all that weeding! I finally decided to let it grow in and just keep the 'strips' of soil to grow the veggies in. It is quick and easy to mow between the rows, and it makes it easier to improve the soil where needed. AND I'm not spending all my time weeding!
     
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