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Gardening: See How My Garden Grows

I love my garden. 
The Colonel and I have worked really hard on it this year.
Well, he really has. 
 I've just "directed" him.
 I've shared pictures of him expanding it before. 
You can read about them here and here.

I wanted very much to plant lettuce this year. But for some strange reason, I was unable to find lettuce "plants" anywhere! I sent Sue an email asking her a question regarding lettuce and she so kindly answered me and offered to send me some seeds. 

I never imagined the treasure that would arrive a few days later. 

Can you believe she sent me all these seed packets? 

 I went right to work planting the seeds in the garden, 
not really sure if they were going to come up!  
Here are a few of the lettuces and my sugar snap peas planted at the back.  

Here they are just a few days ago...

Another bed with more lettuce and green beans at the back...

This is what I picked the other day for dinner...

Our pumpkins a few days ago...

Can you see the one that has poked through the fence and is now in my zinnia garden?

We also have tomatoes, zucchini and cucumber plants.  
The tomatoes have not enjoyed all the rain we have been receiving in the northeast.  
But they are beginning to "dry" out and do some growing.  
The same with the zucchini and cucumber plants.  
I imagine I'll be picking some in a few weeks.  

And a really SPECIAL "Thank You" to the Colonel who so lovingly says, 
"YES" every time I ask.

Do you plant a garden?  Have any pictures on your blog?  
Leave me a comment, I'd love to come see your garden!

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  1. Your garden is looking so great! Everything is growing so well. Doesn't it feel good to go out and pick fresh vegetables for your dinner table? I miss being able to do that! We just don't have the room here at this house to plant one. We also have some cute little bunnies that would LOVE to get their little paws on some tender little veggies :-)

    Your hubby did so well making you such a nice garden area!

    Blessings on your day today!

  2. What a great and rewarding garden. Your hard work not only looks nice but now you are beginning to harvest from it. So exciting!

  3. Thanks for sharing that other blog with us. I am a follower of her's also. What a beautiful place she has and a delightful blog also.

    I love your garden. Oh my,,yum yum. It is so pleasing to the eye also.

  4. Your garden is so lush!
    Because I've never had one, I especially appreciate it's beauty and abundance.

  5. OH I am DROOLING, your garden is one of the nicest I've ever seen!!!! It looks like you and hubby really work hard on it:)

  6. Oh my goodness! Your garden is so nice. I can't even imagine planting one and I so admire all of you who do - love it!

  7. Your garden looks wonderful! We just moved here last year and have been so busy fixing the place up, that we didn't get a garden done this year. I'm definitely doing on next year!

    Can't wait to see your pumpkins!

  8. I'm envious! A baby rabbit is devestating my garden. I am trying to live trap him to release him outside the fence, but he is too light to trip the mechanism. Ugh!

  9. Feedsack FantasyJuly 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    So lush & such a creative design. TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. Your garden looks like something out of a magazine!! Where are the weeds? I pick and pick but they thrive!

    My lettuce went crazy...amazing that you had trouble finding the seeds, although it is weird that sometimes I can't find seeds either, like for spinach!



  11. wow that lettuce is doing so great I have a hard time with lettuce it just never grows right.

    Our tomatoes are drying out to, they don;t like the chilly rain to much. but we have a lot of green ones so hopefully soon we will have some red ones.

  12. Your garden does look great. Your hubby is awesome to help you with your garden. Can't wait to see more pictures of the pumpkins.


  13. Your garden is beautiful. Your hard work is certainly "paying off."

  14. I don't have a garden, but I do love fresh vegetables! We usually plant tomatoes, squash, green beans....but this year, nothing!
    Your garden looks great, and I know you are enjoying your harvest. Wish I lived close by for a sample! :)

  15. Yr garden looks incredible. So neat and tidy. Yes, well, a COLONEL did it, so I guess it was just naturally going to be spic-n-span.

    The plants seem to be obeying orders to GROW. Otherwise, yr hubby might have to courtmartial a zucchini. "I thought I told you to GROW! Climb up that string right this minute, you sorry excuse for a squash!"

    Maybe you could spread some of yr green-thumb over the internet. Some of us need it. I have a single pickle plant in a pot, and it is in mighty bad shape. Your lettuce looks fantastic!!! So tender and healthy.

  16. Morning Sunshine,
    Your garden looks wonderful. the lettuce looks great, hope it taste better than the ones I grew
    a few years ago. they looked great
    but were bitter tasting.
    Isn't it just so great to be able to go out and pick things from your yard, whether veggies or flowers.
    Have a great day day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie
    Thanks for stopping by today.
    Always good to hear from you.

  17. I love your looks so nice! I love lettuce...I think dh and I are gonna have to plant a garden again one of these years.


  18. Lois, what I wouldn't give to come eat a salad with you and just chat the afternoon away! You are the Proverbs 31 woman in action!

  19. Your garden is doing really well.
    I love the thought of picking fresh veggies.
    My garden needs a good weeding after being gone a few days.
    thanks for sharing.

  20. Wow, it looks great! That was nice of Sue! You do have quite the garden! It is rewarding you nicely now!

    The only thing we have planted now(since the rabbits ate so much) is potatoes & beans. And that's thanks to my dad next's Jason and my dad's garden really. I can't grow anything! :)


  21. Your garden looks so lush and yummy. Think of me when you are eating cucumbers, and tomatoes. Both are my favorites. No garden here, unless it is secretly growing in a box!

  22. Hi Lois,
    I have been waiting to see your garden and my I am so impressed, what a beautiful job you all have done! My lettuce never looked as great as yours, now what is your secret?. I must show this to my hubby tonight.

    I think for your reward that it's time for that potting shed that you have been dreaming about. LOL
    I am so glad that the Colonel is back on his feet, and I know you all are as well.

    You are so sweet to mention me on your blog and I most humbly thank you. If ever you need a certain veggie and can't find it let me know and I will see if I can find it. I have so looking forward to seeing them all as they mature.

    Would you believe we are just planting our pumpkins today, just hope it isn't to late in the season.
    Happy gardening!

  23. You have so much more growing than I do. We use to have a large garden but have not in the past few yrs. Looks like you are going to "reap" the benefits of his hard labor, which is so nice.

  24. Thank you for your comment on my blog today and sharing your heart. I thought about you later on as I was sitting with the daycare children in my backyard,,and just pictured you and hubby sitting in your backyard!!

  25. It looks like your garden is doing beautifully. How nice to be eating fresh salad from your own garden. When I first read your post I was wondering to myself who Sue was. Then it hit me. Sue is a sweet and lovely lady and a blessing to everyone who knows her. How kind of her to send you seeds. I am not surprised though. That's Sue! Her farm is amazing and visiting her site makes you feel as though you've visited in person. Enjoy your harvest. Hugs, Loretta

  26. Your garden looks lush and yummy, especially that lettuce!

  27. That's a persistent pumpkin plant you've got there!:) Your garden looks great!

    It's so cool when the harvest starts to come in:)

    Glad to hear that your hubby is back to work and feeling better! PTL!


  28. What a harvest you are going to have. Keep us posted!

  29. Oh your garden is beautiful! You guys did a great job. Yes I have agarden but I don't have any pictures as it is pretty pitiful! LOL! :)

    I have herbs though! HA HA !


  30. Hi sweet friend. Not sure you're an award free blog or not. but i have you on my thoughts on my blog ;)


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