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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Garden Party #2

Hi, all...





It is still early here for many flowers gardens..
we still need another few weeks...


 Above is the raised veggie garden I showed you at the 
garden party in April...


The lettuce is growing fairly well...
"It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.” 
Beatrix Potter+
 all the plants are growing but need hot sunshine...'
we've had clouds, rain and winds all week.




Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_gardening.html
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_gardening.html



this was the progress of the grapevine in April...
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 It has filled in quite a bit and starting to look beautiful...


 looking up toward the Heavens...
so pretty.


The crype myrtles are beginning to put on new buds...
and
we got 3 new ones planted last week.

They will be so pretty come June... 

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
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 how 'bout an ice cream cone....
really hits the spot on hot days...or ANY days for that matter.

26 comments:

  1. Your raised gardens are great. You are going to have some delicious salads this year. Ripe tomatoes already, yay! I love the grape vine growing over the arbor like that. It looks so fresh and green. I have been slow getting my flowers planted this year. The weather has not been cooperating. It seemed so much windier this year than ever in the past. I couldn't plant zinnia seeds until just recently because of the wind. I would have ended up with the seeds blowing over to the neighbors yard instead of in my flower beds. The seeds I finally planted have just been sprouted for two weeks now. I have the seed beds laid over with chicken wire to keep the neighborhood cats from using them for litter boxes. I looked out the door yesterday and there were two rabbits sitting on top of the chicken wire, just looking around. The third rabbit was sitting inside of the roll of chicken wire that I didn't use that was off to the side. The rabbits didn't eat the zinnia sprouts. I don't know why they seem to have an affinity for chicken wire. I guess the one inside of the chicken wire thought he was in a safety zone from the neighborhood hawk. The weather here this year has been a little weird.

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  2. I love the grapevine and arbor! Your garden is beautiful.

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  3. Oh, Neapolitan! I love that flavour too! We had that a lot when I was a kid. In brick form -- just cut off a tri-flavoured slice!

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  4. How exciting, BJ! Your raised bed is going to take off when the sun comes out consistently! You'll be covered up in veggies. I love your flower pots too and the grape arbor is beautiful!

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  5. Just gorgeous, BJ!!!

    You have so much lushness, and we have not even started planting. :-)

    Oh and how was the "HUGE" pool party, for the graduating grands? :-))) I'm sure it was fabulous. I'm sure you had as much fun, as the kids did, too. You had a bird's eye view, of all the fun.

    Wishing you lovely bird song, this morning!
    Tessa

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  6. Nothing better than home grown veggies. I love fresh tomatoes. I do not have a place to grow things, and may get me a bed like yours next year. Have too many trees that blocks the sun.

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  7. The garden is looking good. Especially the tomatoes. I've never had any luck growing them. The grape arbor is fantastic!

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  8. The raised bed is perfect. We have one which works well for my knees and hip problems.

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  9. Your garden looks like mine--all beginnings and possibilities!

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  10. Love your grape arbor. You will probably have lots of veggies from your garden. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  11. Anybody who gardens in Texas is a very brave person indeed. I guess it depends on the soil. We had very good results with our plants and flowers in the Belton-Temple area, but our results here in the Northeastern part are sad. Even with planters, the plants just don't want to grow...first it's too overcast and rainy, then the sun comes out and burns them up. Hope you have good luck this year!

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  12. Your raised garden beds are looking good, bj, and that grape arbor...Wow, has it ever filled in! I love your sweet posey bouquets in the jam jars! Happy gardening, bj. I'll bet you're enjoying your cute potting bench!

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  13. I am in wholehearted agreement about the homegrown tomatoes.♥♥♥ Looks as if your garden is progressing nicely. I love your grapevine arbor.

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  14. Looking good bj. Crazy weather, but we are so happy with the good rains. Nice that you can enjoy homegrown veggies. With that beautiful grapevine-covered arbor, you will soon be making your own wine. Happiness abounds.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  15. BJ, we have had plenty of sunshine, but need rain. Your grape arbor is beautiful and I know you can't wait for the veggies to come in! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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  16. Hello bj, First I have to tell you how beautiful your headers are. You have the touch of class with everything you post. I mean it. Your garden is looking great. Especially the grape arbor. And YES, I want some ice cream right now. However it is bedtime. sigh!
    Love, Jeanne

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  17. BJ, your garden is moving forward. I bet you'll have it all lush and full of delicious goodies for the table in short order. Love the grape arbor. I can see it as a perfect spot for morning coffee.

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  18. I love your grapevine trellis! That's going so well. It's all looking so good, BJ! I see lots of pretty in your world!

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  19. OH me, I do love tomatoes:) AND I love ice cream! Enjoy your day dear B.J. BIG HUGS!

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  20. I just love EVERYTHING about this post!!! You make the sun shine!!

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  21. Hi BJ! I love home grown tomatoes. Since we might be getting some warmer weather, we are going to try to plant a few tomatoes and other delightful garden veggies. Linda at Prairie Flower Farm already has lettuce and some other yummy things ready to eat! She is in Kansas and bessed with some good weather days. My friend Barb at Dogmom Diva is joining us at Blue Monday! I am so happy to see her blogging so say hi when you can. Your photos and images are delightful and I am SMILING when I stop here! God bless and have a great Hump Day tomorrow. xo

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  22. I never heard of Dryer's Ice cream

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  23. Your grapevine is fantastic! Thank you for being a lovely flower that joined our garden party.

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  24. BJ, your gardens are looking beautiful. Don't you just love your raised gardens? I had wanted raised gardens for years and our sweet Jimmy built two for me several years ago. He did so many things for us over the years. Every time I plant in those beds, it is like he is here with us again. Sweet memories. We are in need of a shower or two here to soak things down real good!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj