Thursday, July 01, 2010

The garden in early July

I thought some people might enjoy seeing the way the garden is growing.  Thanks to all who gave gardening suggestions, I can use all of them!

I am slowly recovering and enjoying the brief days of gorgeous temperatures and humidity before the heat returns this weekend.  My Martha side wants to clean, clean, clean... my Mary side reminds me I just came through a serious illness.  Mary is winning most days.  :)

The tomato plants look like they are going to grow as high as trees!

This picture (above) is what the baby watermelon plant looks like now.  I was wondering if it would grow since this part of the garden gets a little shade... I'd say it looks just fine.

I've said before that this garden all started with just a conversation between my husband and I as we talked about researching a raised bed garden.  It is one of the best yes-es we have ever decided to go through with.  Our property is not perfect for a garden, being at the edge of a forest... but we found one area that gets some good sunshine.


Linds said...

Your garden is looking great, Brenda!
I loved the Mary/Martha thing, by the way. I am supposed to rest a great deal and tend to be more of a Martha than a Mary. I must remember that. Maybe it will help me do as I am told!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous garden! How did you do it?
Here we are celebrating Canada Day, which is something like your July 4th. Have a good day.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

It looks great...the tomatoes will be wonderful.
Blessings as you recover,

Kimberly said...

WONDERFUL!!!!! I am so happy it is doing so well for you! Think of me when you bite into a fresh tomato.

Vee said...

That is one healthy looking garden, Brenda! I am amazed by all that lush green and you're right, those tomatoes look very vigorous indeed. Glad that you've chosen the Mary side for now.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Your garden looks so good... We don't have enough sun for much of anything. I feel your excitment.

Acacia said...

Beautiful garden!
-what delicious things you'll have to eat during this summer! I love your way of putting the Mary and Martha story. It's funny, because I've been thinking about that paticular story lately. - I've been edging more closer to the Martha side. I think I should put more of Mary's life in my own.
In Christ Jesus,

Marlene Depler said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have been ill! No fun! Your garden looks great. I have used beds like that for over 20 years, and I would never do it any other way.

Our growing season in Colorado is a little later than many places. I picked my first summer squash last week and my first cucumber this week. Now I can't wait for the first tomatoes! We are growing large pumpkins for the grandkids in one bed. There's room to let them vine outside the bed. We will see what happens. I gave up a bed of pink, purple, and white zinnias to try the pumpkins. One of these days I will post some photos of my garden.

Mrs.Rabe said...

It is looking good, Brenda!

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Lovely Garden! I'll admit I'm a bit jealous of those lovely tomatoes. Mine are about the size of marbles right now... Hope you have a wonderful Fourth!

Connie said...

Your garden looks great. Won't long and you will have tomatoes.
I'm glad you are feeling better too.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Your garden is looking gorgeous! Everything looks like it's growing really well and is very healthy. Isn't it wonderful that you can have healthy organic food without the high price tag!