Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Garden

Our garden has slowly been coming around as warmer temperatures of spring have finally arrived. Here are pictures around the garden from Easter weekend. Our blueberry bushes have tons of blooms on them, hopefully that means we'll have a decent yield of blueberries this year.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Garden Reduction

My garden this year is going to have to be reduced in size by slightly more than a half of the size that it was at its largest last summer. First, the portion of the garden that was growing on the berm behind our yard, I am not going to use, as it drew too much of the eye of our HOA, and I would rather remain below their radar if possible. It also turns out that my neighbor that didn't use her yard, and allowed my to use the space last year, does not want me to use it this year, as her father (who watches her kids for her) wants to do something. My first reaction was to be upset, but in all honesty, I can't be upset, the space is technically behind her house, so if she doesn't want me to use it, she has every right to. I will just have to be patient and wait until we move to a house with a real yard to really start growing the amounts and varieties of plants that I would love to grow. Below is a picture of my neighbor's garden space I was using from last summer (that is her door that is barricaded by a couch in the middle of the picture.
And below is a picture of the watermelon and summer squash I had growing on the berm last summer.

On a side note, I took over some freshly harvested broccoli to her, as some of it came from the space behind her yard, as well as a good portion coming from my yard. She took it from me, and and asked what it was, and then thanked me and gave it back, saying that she doesn't know how to cook it. Weird. . .  But oh well, I was trying to share, and be nice.