Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Garden 2011

Good News!  Good News!  Good News!

The window screen worked!  Mr. Squirrel did not eat any more of my seeds.  I removed the window screen because the snow peas were pushing up against it.  After I removed it, I found the green beans had burst up overnight!  Check it out...

lower left corner: radishes
lower right corner: beets
top left corner: snow peas
top right corner: green beans


green beans

snow peas

The window screens were just the ticket to saving the seeds!

Next, with the help of my darling daughter, we completed the trellis..... tada!

If you look closely enough, you will see a tomato plant being woven into the trellis squares.

Now the question is:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Happy Gardening!



  1. The garden looks gorgeous, and the hail storms didn't do too much damage. I really wish you were my neighbor so you could help me with my garden....

  2. Happy Easter to you and your family Ellen.

  3. Oh, I'm so jealous! My parents have a beautiful garden every year, and because I live 9 hours away, I don't get to help or eat any of the veggies. It makes me sad. Your garden looks lovely!

    Simply Kate

  4. The garden looks great! New follower from the blog hop, hope you'll follow me back :)

  5. Your garden looks great. our pests are rabbits where I live. They eat everything! I am your neewet follower form the blog hop. Hope to see you soon at Crunchy Frugalista.

  6. Very nice, always fun to outsmart a garden thief!

  7. Ellen, your garden is beautiful!! And way to foil the attempts at at the theft of the fruits of your labor!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Feel free to stop by anytime for homeschooling/high school advice! I relied on many friends during my journey and am grateful for the opportunity to be there for others who are walking the same path!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog and will definitely be back. I'm a new follower!

    The Joyful Journey
    The Homeschool Apologist

  8. What a pretty garden! Following from Saturday Stalk.

  9. It looks beautiful! I love the square foot technique too. It makes for a pretty garden and practical :)

  10. Beautiful! I've not had much luck starting seeds directly in my garden. Because of squirrels! I start my seeds inside and transplant outside later on. Can't wait to see more pics as your garden grows.

  11. Your excitement is catching.. I do wish I had such a space for a garden but I have too may critters out back.. big and small! I can see you out there in the middle of the night with a stick swishing them away!!
    Good for you!

  12. OOh I need one of those! I should get some green beans growing!

  13. The garden looks great! We have been wanting to add a trellis, just need to figure out how!!

    Stop over and link up your garden posts every Tuesday at

  14. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Your veggie garden looks terrific! A lot going on for a small space. Jean

  15. Looks lush and vibrant and wonderful - the best food is that which you grow yourself!

  16. Looks great! Always feels good to out smart the critters:@)

  17. Great idea to use the screen! Looking good- thanks for sharing at the TGP!

    An Oregon Cottage

  18. oh i love gardening. i've just started my seeds here in MD. i hope i won't have problems with squirrels. you have a lovely vegetable garden.

  19. I recognize that I have skipped around but I loooove gardening and stopped to see yours.Im a follower!


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