Thursday, April 3, 2008

springtime in my garden

My balcony garden makes me happy, so I thought I'd share the love...

New wisteria growth. I started this little plant from a seed from my friend's HUGE wisteria arbor. Some day it will be big.


First delphinium bud to pop open.


Baby leaves on my Japanese Maple.


This delphinium had a traumatic week. A bike fell on it (not mine) and I found it with the top completely hanging. Delphiniums only get one stalk with one bloom. Last year the caterpillars ate off the top of one of mine, and I wasn't going to lose one this year. So I broke out the scotch tape (look closely) and it actually worked. Just call me an Orthopedic Surgeon.


Someday this little guy will be a big raspberry bush.


Snapdragons.


My toad hides in my strawberry plants.


Speaking of strawberries...


The succulents Ashley gave me are growing nice and big.


Sunset over the park. Not bad.

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Those were some nice pictures!! I love seeing garden photos. I took some pictures of mine today and even gave a couple radishes to the little guy that pushes the cart selling those fried things that look like little wheels. (long sentence!)

Josh, Veronica, and Savannah said...

What a lovely garden you have. I read somewhere that when you plant strawberries you want them to hang so they get really big and juicy. When you plant them in the ground and they rest there they don't get very big and they are more likely to get ruined by insects and little animals. Way to go with putting them in pots. They should dangle really good and get nice and big.

Rockin' Radicals said...

I love gardens. I had to start mine inside this year and my plants are overwhelming my kitchen floor. Hopefully our snow will go away for good soon.

p.s. as you can see I am still stalking your blog...:)

Julia Wade said...

where are you in NC when i need you? my garden/backyard/frontyard is a freaking mess. we're buying a lawn mower this weekend. that's a start, eh?

Molly said...

Ashley--We'll have to go get some of those little fried wheels one of these days. I'd ask you for some radishes, but I don't even know if I like radishes!

V-tron--I had completely forgotten that about strawberries! Now I'm even more excited!

Cassie--I'm excited to see pictures once your garden is outdoors and growing! I'm going to start saving my little yogurt containers to use as little seed starters next year.

Julia--You and Jona should go visit a nursery and just look around. Just seeing the plants will get you excited. I started taking pictures of plants I like and putting them into a scrapbook with labels so that one day I'll know what plants I want in my yard. It's fun!

Holley Williamson said...

Nice pictures! I just took pics in our little yard. I should post them...

Mer. said...

Great photos!

I am in serious need of some gardening tips...We should chat!

Christian said...

For all of you who like Molly's garden please let it be known that I keep that thing alive most of the year but thats just me BRAGGING. HA HA HA!

Molly said...

It's true, it's true. For the first 2 years of our marriage, none of my plants would have stayed alive if it weren't for Christian. He would either water them or tell me to water them. During the 3rd year, I probably watered them half the time without him even having to remind me. But this year, I have kept them all alive and thriving all on my own, thank you very much.

Holley--post pictures of your garden!

Mer--I wish I had gardening tips. My tips are: (1) Don't forget to water your plants, and (2) Pluck off the dead growth so your plants always look like they're doing really great. Can you tell I'm not exactly the most knowledgeable gardener?