Monday, June 10, 2013

::Growing Wild::

 These are a couple of 'before and afters' of things growing in and around our yard; using whatever "pots" I have on hand for plantings.

My 2 tier 'stacked pots' (and how I got them) -- the sedum was almost decimated last year by Audrey Chicken.  Since she is no longer with us; and the fence has been put in place to keep other chickens from encroaching upon my POTS... The Sedum is doing quite well...and the vine, I think is a Muscadine Grape vine...though it has never produced any type of grape.

As vines go... 

It is however, THRIVING! 

This was our corn and potato garden... The corn has since gotten quite tall and has tassles...
Mmmm... corn should be coming soon. :)

The weeds became too much.  :/ 
We're switching back to raised beds out here next go around.

The ants were also we dug up our potatoes.  A little early. But we were trying so hard to save our little crop.
Here is our basket...what is left.  We have eaten some potatoes already too. :)  Quite yummie!

New grape vine. First in the second pair planted this year.
We bought  2 grape vines from Tractor Supply. They didn't make it.
This one and one other...we bought at a local nursery, where we've been buying all our plants lately." Mother- Daughter- home -nursery- in- their- abundantly- filled- garden -of- a -yard"

They seem to have a thriving little business of plants and both have a green thumb...I guess you can say, in their case... "the fruit doesn't fall to far from the tree." :) 

My rescued Wheel barrow full of dill and basil. 

 Was growing marvelously... 

Guess what?  The Monarch Caterpillar REALLY DOES LOVE DILL. They ate it all.  Aw, well. I'll plant more and hopefully get to benefit from it this time.

For now...we'll just enjoy the butterflies in a few weeks when they come back around. :)

This is a pot of lettuce...the chicken wire is to keep the chickens out. So far it has worked.
See no chickens.

I've got lots of different places that I like to grow things. I am just using whatever works. Some of it is ON THE JOB TRAINING... But I'm enjoying gardening more now than I ever have! These quirky little wild places make me smile. :) 

I'm linking here: 

creative homemaking blog hop

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth." ~2 Timothy 2:15



Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I never buy plants at Tractor Supply. I generally like the store but at our location they neglect the plants. They are actually withering and brown in the parking lot. One day I told them there were bugs all over their inside starts-and no one cared. Go to the nursery.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love all of your creative "pots".

Liz said...

Great places for flowers and veggies here and there! I have an old wheel barrel that I need to do something with, so that looks like a great idea. What a crop of potatoes!

Patty Sumner said...

I love when a garden has things growing in unexpected places. I love to plant in unusual things..I did not get to plant anything this year.....:( I hope to work more in the yard and do a small garden next season. The potatoes look yummy! I love new potatoes..yours look yummy! Have a good one. Blessings!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, The name of your blog is really cute. I just wanted to say it is so nice to see christian blogs. I have been enjoying reading a few of your post. I live on the Prairie in Colorado and it is a real feat to keep our stuff growing. We are in a severe drought. These are very hard days we are living in. This year may go down in history with all the fires.
Blessings, Roxy

The Boston Lady said...

I do like that picture of George the Rooster doing his grounds inspections.... great looking gardens and plantings, Pat! The potatoes look wonderful - now tell me you have a great potato salad recipe you can share with us! Ann

Unknown said...

Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great! Those potatoes look especially good. Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at
Do let me know if you would like to write a guest post for Mumtopia - I'm sure my readers would benefit from what you have to say.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That wheelbarrow is going to look so cute when the plants fill in!

I think raised beds are easier to keep the weeds out even though it may seem like more work upfront making them.

Thanks for linking up!