Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Releasing the Butterflies and Garden Update

We finally released the butterflies.  It was fun to see them fly away!

For a garden update, we aren't harvesting any vegetables yet, but our herbs are doing great.  It's still early here for harvesting yet.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

May 2012

We’ve been keeping busy in the garden and yard this year.  The weather was nice for part of May, and then has turned rainy and cold here at the end.  The garden is doing really well, but too much rain could be a bad thing for the dahlias.  The girls are so excited for the perennial bed that is by their playhouse.  To go with our unit on butterflies, we’ve added plants that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  We can’t wait for warmer weather!
The perennial bed is looking nice!
The vegetables are finally planted and enjoying their new location.  Tomatoes, green peppers, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, potatoes, and garlic.  And the herbs are filling in quite nice as well.
I hope the weather turns soon, the greenhouse is getting FULL!
It doesn’t help the greenhouse situation when I keep finding perennials on clearance… this haul plus three more azaleas for $35at Walmart and Costco.
The pots are looking nice, and the dogwood is finally blooming.
Pretty girls helping to plant the dahlias.
Front and back gardens planted with dahlias and all the other random plants.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 2012

On Monday we potted up a few patio pots and hanging baskets.
The girls were so excited to see a bee on a "flower" in the grass.  
First iris of the year, veggies in the greenhouse.  Instead of starting from seed this year, I let the girls choose a couple vegetables from the store.  They chose tomatoes, mixed garden lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli.  
Herb and perennial beds are growing really well (to see what they looked like less than a month ago, check the garden clean-up post)
New home for the potato and garlic box, bleeding heart bush.

Linking up to the Homeschool Village's Garden Challenge.

Tuber Unwrapping

Unwrapping of the dahlia tubers to get ready for potting!

More Snow!!!

Garden Clean Up and Greenhouse

Perennial bed before and after clean-up, not much to see. (Late March)
Herb bed before and after clean-up. (Late March)
Dahlia bed with vegetable garden in background, first crocus of the year. (Late March)   
Greenhouse where the vegetable garden used to be. 

Spring 2012, Snow!


Snow on the first day of spring… snow on the second day of spring… snow on the third day of spring…

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What the heck happened to posting since August???

Why haven't I posted since August?  I have no idea.  We did spend most of August camping, and then September at flower shows and camping, and October camping, then the holidays and winter time.  Now that it's spring, we are ready to get to it again!  I'll probably supplement posts with pictures from the end of last year.  But I will get caught up with the happenings of this year this week!