Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, June 11, 2015

In the garden


I took a little stroll around the backyard today and here's what's going on in the garden right now:
I planted this little hanging planter with a few succulents and they seem to be doing well. The only downside to this planter is the lack of drainage, so when it rains I need to move it to a sheltered spot to keep them from drowning.

Heute frueh habe ich mal wieder eine Runde im Garten gedreht und so sieht es momentan bei uns aus:
Diesen "Haengekorb" habe ich mit ein paar Sukkulenten bepflanzt und bisher wachsen und gedeihen sie. Das einzige Problem ist, dass diese Koerbchen das Wasser nicht abfliessen lassen und so muss ich es immer an einen trockenen Platz stellen wenn es regnet. Will ja nicht das sie mir ertrinken...
 I overwintered this beauty in the house last winter and really had my doubts as to whether it would make a comeback or not. New potting soil, new pot and voila it is happy once again.

Diese Schoenheit hatte ich im Winter ins Haus gestellt und ich war mir nicht sicher ob sie das ueberleben wuerde. Neue Erde, neuer Topf und voila, sie hat sich wieder richtig erholt.
 Last week I had to go to Lowe's to get a few more pieces of trim and while there saw a bunch of plants marked down. How could I say no to that? The hosta on the bottom was marked down to $3.- and the mint was 25% off.

Letze Woche musste ich zu Lowe's um noch die fehlenden Fussleisten fuer die Kueche zu kaufen. Waehrend ich dort war fand ich ein Regal mit Pflanzen die stark reduziert waren. Wie konnte ich hierzu nein sagen? Die Hosta auf der untersten Stufe war nur $3.- und der Pfefferminz war um 25% reduziert.
                                  This pretty little thing was marked down to $3.- as well!

                                                Diese Pflanze war auch auf $3.- reduziert!
 And this one was only $1.-!! All of them are perennials and my hopes are to plant them in the garden this fall when we (hopefully) redo the flower beds around the pine trees.

Und diese Pflanze war nur $1.-!! Ich habe Hoffnung, dass wir es im Herbst schaffen die Blumenbeete um die Kiefern zu erneuern und dann moechte ich all diese Pflanzen dort hinein setzen.
                                                                  Lemon squash

                                                                 Zitronensquash
                                                                           Lettuce

                                                                             Salat
 The first tomatoes, we are behind this year since I didn't get them planted as early as I did in the last few years.

Die ersten Tomaten. Dieses Jahr sind wir etwas spaet dran da ich alles etwas spaeter als gewohnt in den Garten gepflanzt habe.
The beans are reaching for the sky!

Die Bohnen reichen gen Himmel!

 Yes, that is corn growing in the flower bed. :-) We like to feed corncobs to the squirrels and since they are messy eaters, we now have corn growing there. We decided to just let it be and see what happens...

Ja, das ist Mais in in diesem Bluemenbeet. :-) Nachdem wir im Winter immer Eichhoernchen fuettern (und diese recht schlampig essen) waechst jetzt Mais in diesem Beet. Wir haben beschlossen es gehen zu lassen und mal sehen ob was daraus wird...
                                                                             Basil

                                                                         Basilikum
                                                                        Cucumbers

                                                                           Gurken
 The wheelbarrow is filling in nicely. I added a thyme plant that I scored at Lowe's for 25 cents.

Der Schubkarren fuellt sich langsam aus. Die Tage habe ich noch eine Thymian Pflanze dazu getan die ich bei Lowe's fuer 25 cents ergattert habe.
Last but not least, here is one day's harvest. Sadly, those will be the only carrots from the garden this year. When I pulled these (just to check) I noticed they were all covered in little grayish bugs. :-(

Und zu guter Letzt ein Bild von der Gartenernte. Leider war's das fuer Karotten aus dem eigenen Garten. Als ich diese aus der Erde zog, sah ich dass alle anderen von lauter kleinen grauen Kaefern befallen waren. :-(

8 comments:

  1. I love to garden but I hate the bugs! I already have squash bugs (found this morning!) UGH!
    Your garden looks really nice. Like the idea of using the concrete blocks as planters.

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    1. Try the lemon squash variety, it did really well for us last year and we had little to no squash bugs. Of course now that I said that... ;-)

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  2. Everything looks great, Anke. I'm envious of your tomatoes. It has only been two weeks ago that Carroll was able to set ours out. Your radishes look amazing...and great finds on all of your Lowe's reduced plants.

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    1. I got a late start this year too Dianna and we've had cooler weather and lots of rain. Normally the tomatoes would be bigger already... Hopefully we'll still have a decent harvest this year.

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  3. Don't you just love this time of year...so many sales at the garden centers :) We always hit the one we like towards the end of June, everything is usually 50 to 75% off.

    Everything looks great Anke! Have fun gardening.

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    1. I need to make sure I stop there more often now, would love to be able to stock up on some plants for the new flower bed I'm dreaming of. :-)

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  4. so much goodness! We always buy discounted plants, who can resist seeing if love will revive them? I just bought miniature roses for $1..over watered but I think there's hope. Your garden is lovely and GREEN.

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    1. Thanks Karen. For those prices, who can resist? I'm hoping we'll be able to snatch up a few more towards the end of this growing season...

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