Monday, March 25, 2013

My Green Thumb

Happy Monday y'all! 
If you have not yet entered the Stella & Dot giveaway for $50 you definitely need to ASAP!  The giveaway will be closed TOMORROW and very few have entered (meaning that your chances of wining are VERY good)

The Mr and I have really enjoyed having home-grown foods to cook with.  In our apartment we had two mini urban gardens (2010 and 2011).  Last year we thought we were moving so we didn’t plant anything.  We ended up moving a lot later than we thought (December) so we really missed growing plants last year. The house we moved into already had a raised garden so we were anxious to get started.
The first thing we needed to do was clean out the bed and churn the earth.  Cleaning weeds is not my favorite part but it was necessary.
Check out all of these weeds! Scary!!!DSC_0127-2

I also pulled out the fence to be cleaned and painted.DSC_0146-2
We had to take two trips to Lowes, Home Depot and Trader Joes to get everything we wanted to plant.  We’ve got 7 tomatoes (3 are cherry tomatoes), spinach, jalapenos, strawberries, blue berries, black berries, grapes, basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, lemon balm, and cilantro.
So far everything is still alive lolDSC_0011-2Collage 4Last summer, when I knew we were going to be moving I saw these herb labels on sale so I purchased them.  I held onto them because I knew they would come in handy.  You can purchase a set of your own here.Collage 2The newly painted fence.
It’s white again :-)DSC_0013-2
I was dying for some citrus trees, so we got a Meyer lemon tree to go with our apple trees and orange trees.
I think it takes a few years before they produce a lot, and I’m definitely looking forward to it.  I hope I can keep it alive until then lolDSC_0153-2All of the other flowers in the yard have started blooming and it smells delicious.  It’s so colorful and enjoyable!Collage 3As I mentioned on Friday, we are really loving all of the citrus plants in the back yard.  Check out my homemade lemonade recipe HERE.DSC_0050-2DSC_0052-2
For all my gardening I had to get some new gear, and by gear I mean shoes. Duh! lol
I purchased these yellow boots; thanks Sherri for the recommendation. 
The Mr. surprised me with some new polka dot gloves to go with my polka dot yard tools. Thank you babe!Collage 1
I’m always looking for gardening tips, so please share your knowledge with me.  
What else should I plant? 
Do you have any tips for me? 
What do you have in your summer garden?
Have a great week friends!
xoxo Darby


The Tiny Button said...

Gardens are the BEST!!! Love your herb label, so cute!!! Your flowers are beautiful too!! Wish I had a citrus tree, YUM!

Joy said...

I can't wait to see all of this goodness in person next week! Eeekkk.... NEXT WEEK!!!! And even though I can't stand tomatoes... I love to watch them grow!! =)

applesandglue said...

Your garden looks beautiful, love your labels and your yellow boots! You are just so handy, everything you do turns into magical beautifulness. :)

Meg O. said...

Darby!! That looks awesome!!! Come do mine? lol (I know I am always asking you that hahah)

thenerdykatie said...

I really want to play in your garden! Our Myer lemon tree is CRAZY now, it's about 3 years old & we usually get at least 100 GIANT lemons off it now.

The only thing I would say to do is add some marigolds .

Bree said...

Aww Darbs, you're so adorable! :D

Loveeee your garden!!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome. Way to grow! :D

Susannah said...

I love your garden. I wish so badly that I lived where I could have one. :-)

Whitney H said...

I have always wanted a garden! I totally need a yard so I can do this too!

Jessica K said...

Wow! Awesome job! Looks awesome! I would love to garden. I love making salsa with fresh tomatoes,cilantro - but I kill everything. Literally. IVY! I KILLED IVY. I love the little fence too, super cute!

sherri lynn said...

Wow! You have planted so many things! I didn't know what a green thumb you had! Getting all of those fruits and veggies and herbs will be SO nice! Do you want to come to my house and plant me a garden next?? :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Hooray for Hunters! I bought a black pair off of Meg from Across The Pond, and they arrived over the weekend! Wahoo! I love them! And I have to say, your yellow Hunters are rad!

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

This really makes me want to have a garden AND a house!!!!!! I want to come over for some lemonade :)

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