Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Garden 2012

The lettuces are barely holding on.  With temperatures into the low to mid-80's for the better part of 3 weeks, they haven't got a chance.  I've continued watering the best I can, but we haven't yet enjoyed a salad from this garden.     {insert SIGH here}

These radishes are just about about 10-14 days old.  I hope to enjoy these in 2-3 weeks! 
I planted 60 seeds... good thing I really like radishes!

Our azaleas are bursting forth.... beautiful!

Due to no paycheck since February lack of funds,
I just managed to finish the strawberry plants and seasonings. 
Check it out...

I planted 9 everbearing STRAWBERRY plants.  These are supposed to bear fruit from now until fall.  There are already two berries on one of the plants.  We shall see!

I replanted last year's OREGANO which is all ready to be harvested!

Replanted PARSLEY.... this is also ready to harvest.

I have temporarily planted them in these pots.  Hopefully, we will have a paycheck in the next two weeks, and I'll replant these in one of those large wood half-barrels!

My new back porch container garden!

One last surprise... look closely and you will see a cardinal!
Cardinals and Blue Jays are my favorite birds!

Upcoming plans:

keeping the lettuces alive
purchasing bell peppers to plant
looking into planting tomato plants
(my luck... we would have a freeze!)

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

Happy Gardening!

This post may be linked to Tuesday Garden Party and Bloomin' Tuesday.




  1. Looks like you had fun! I can't wait for spring to be officially here in Wisconsin... I look forward to planting flowers. :)

  2. We planted radishes also for the first time this year. The beautiful little pink roots showing through the soil are soooo tempting but I'm going to wait until they're ready. Lovely garden you have started. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

  3. Awe... the love of a garden! My tomatoes are not looking so hot. Praying over my little garden this morning. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. I too scared to plant tomatoes and/or bell peppers. Even though we live in Georgia (and have dealt with hot temps), I fear the late spring hard frost.

  4. Your containers look great. My strawberries took over last year--they like to spread out and visit!

    1. I don't think these vine out and spread. Anyhow, I guess we'll see! I tried planting in square-foot garden with no luck.

  5. Hi Ellen,

    Your azaleas look amazing and I love your herb pots. It is still early here, but I do have a few things blooming and was happy to join everyone this week. I hope your lettuce perks up.

  6. We're so ready for some fresh herbs! I wasn't able to keep alive inside over the winter! :( Your basil is making my green with envy!

  7. Hello again
    just wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by my blog & following. looks like a busy time in your garden, its autumn time for me so lots of work keeping it tidy. have a lovely week :)

    Bridget (now following)

  8. I missed the window for planting lettuce myself with this unseasonably warm weather.

  9. I really like your container garden--lovely on your deck! I do envy your warm weather--we had snow here last Tuesday, although it has warmed up to the 50s lately, and a sunny weekend helped me get a few things done out in the garden. I hope things improve economically for you (and us and everyone!)

    1. my hubby is a realtor. Although we thought we had enough in savings to cover the dry spells, apparently we were wrong. Things will improve!

  10. Love your little container garden on the deck. Love the pot for the strawberries and I bet you have a lot of them. Hope you have a nice day.

  11. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Great container garden. I love the color of your azalea. It must look amazing in full bloom! Jean

  12. visiting from Ms. Green Thumb Jeans... That cardinal is gorgeous! Love all your blossoms -- amazing that you have that much to show in March! It makes my little photos look ridiculous!

  13. Great container garden- that will be so wonderful to have them so close to the house for harvesting! Thanks for sharing at the TGP!

    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

  14. Hello,
    Our weather here in Mississippi is warming up too fast! I have lettuce, radishes, onions, and early peas all in containers. It was in the 80s today! They really need the weather to stay cooler for a while longer.
    Love your strawberry pot! And your azaleas are lovely - such a wonderful shade of red!
    A nearby city has an Azelea Festival in April, but it looks like the Azaleas will be well past their peak bloom time this year.
    Happy gardening!
    Lea's Menagerie

  15. I love your strawberry pot! Where did you find it?

    1. The strawberry pot is not sold as one. I found this great triple layer pot at Kmart for about $24.

  16. Your herbs look so great! Thanks for sharing your pictures and your blooms, Paula from Idaho


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