Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Garden Challenge~Status Report and Giveaway!

Coloring flower pictures from our garden.  I made color sheets for the different flowers that we are growing and we talk about the flowers and then color them.  The girls LOVE this!

Why we haven't kept up on the blog...  This area was all grass a few weeks ago

The wall to finish for an additional flower bed... :)
To be planted in additional bed.

Perennial bed by playhouse, growing up nicely.

Herb garden filling in nicely.  We planted our lavender, chamomile and echinacea that we started from seed.

The iris and asparagus bed.  The iris are just starting to bloom, and the asparagus has gone to seed (second year only, so still another year before harvestable)

The girl's hanging baskets (baskets and liners at the Dollar Tree), trailing petunias.

We planted the border of marigolds yesterday.  Dahlias hanging out in the greenhouse waiting for the weather to improve.

Square foot garden, tomato, peppers and onions planted.
A dish???  We enjoy eating all of the things we grow directly out of the garden fresh.  But we will probably use the fixins for salad, and add the peppers and onions to chicken to make kabobs.
What I learned is that no matter the size of your garden, it's still a lot of work!  Also, I've tried to follow my book's advice and plant things on overcast days or when it is cooler in the evening, as not to stress the plants more than necessary.

I have too many Dahlia tubers (bulbs).  I will mail a handful of tubers to the winner.  
To enter simply comment on this post!
Extra entry to those who follow Mommy and Me Gardening, post a separate comment letting me know!
This giveaway will end on Memorial Day and tubers will ship out on Tuesday when the post office reopens :).

The handful will be a variety, but if you google dahlia images you'll get an idea of what you'll get.  The tubers will have eyes or sprouts, but probably not leaves (so they will survive shipping)


  1. how fun to offer a giveaway - looks like things are growing great!!


  2. What gorgeous gardens! I like that you have them all over your yard. We have not had any luck with herbs growing this year. I'll have to pick up some plants, the seeds have been dying. I'd love to win your tubers! (Found you via the HV Garden Challenge post.) Stop by and visit my blog!

  3. Oh I love your flower and heb beds! They look beautiful!!!

  4. Your gardens are WONDERFUL!!! I'd love some dahlias! What a great giveaway!


  5. Sign me, I would love to enter....

  6. You did a fabulous job with your landscaping project ~ really super how you are using all the available space you can ~ even the front lawn. Great job!

  7. Beautiful gardens, I love all the different little areas!

  8. I love your planting beds - the rounded shapes are beautiful!

  9. O How neat! I would love some bulbs. :-)

  10. Wow, you guys have been busy and it defiantly paid off, it's beautiful :)