(To smell the flowers and enjoy our vegetables
you'll have to visit the ranch.)
|Big Garden roses|
This photo is in the February 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine. Check it out.
|Big Garden paths|
How to Prune your roses:
|Rose before pruning|
The theory is to prune your roses right after
President's Day. Cut away all but 4 - 6 stems. Leave them about 8" tall.
|Same rose after pruning to about 8 inches high|
|Last summer (2015)|
|Rose Garden around patio before pruning and weeding|
|Rose Garden around patio after pruning and weeding|
|Store the coffee grounds|
|add the coffee grounds to the mulch bin|
You can also find coffee grounds at any Starbuck's, FREE
The Garden has matured in four years.
|Hood Strawberries with asparagus coming|
in the next raised bed.
|Garlic & Oreganum|
|Ever bearing Strawberries, Walla Walla Sweet onions, Garlic & Brussels sprouts|
|Zucchini, crookneck squash, butternut squash, pumpkins, & corn|
|The Zucchini, crookneck, butternut squash, pumpkin and corn.|
|The strawberries & asparagus producing for 2016 (notice the color of the grass,|
it's been a HOT summer.)
Some of the Harvest:
|First Hibiscus bloom|
|Garlic, Red onions, Shallots, Walla Walla Sweet onions|
Winterize your tomato garden:
|After tomatoes are taken out, weed area|
|Take cover off mulch|
|Load mulch/compost soil into wheelbarrow|
|Dig two trenches (if enough room) in your tomato garden|
|I dig east/west one year and north/south the next year.|
|Dump mulch/compost into trench #1, put Fall leaves on top (see below) then fill with soil taken out.|
Repeat process for trench #2
|Put fall leaves on top of mulch/compost, then fill with soil taken out.|
|Cover with soil taken out for trenches|
|Put compost container back and start filling for next year|
Note: I put my compost bin on a pallet covered with plywood so mice and rats do not dig into the compost from the bottom.
Ranch Bird House:
A birdhouse at Wilco for $70. I thought, "I could make one of those for $10."
|Lumber was free from my neighbor but it was too narrow so I glued |
it together and nailed a backing to the two pieces.
|Birdhouse completed. Now to build a platform for the pole.|
2013 Garden Photos
|Scout in her paddock|
|Boo in the Herb Garden|
Horses in the Garden
|Grass around blueberries was too hard to manage|
|So I dug it up...|
|...and put in a gravel path plus wood chips around the blueberries|
|The blueberries are ripe|
|Sundial: New to the garden|
|Red Lucifer in full bloom - July|
|Hood Strawberries in June|
|Turned in to Freezer Jam|
|Walla Walla Sweets, Purple Onion, Lettuce, Red & Golden Beet, Leek|
|Fresh Peas for dinner|
|May 22nd harvest|
|Lupine in May|
|Guardian of the Garden Gate|
|Raised beds are planted by May 15|
|Walla Walla sweets|
More on: How to winterize your garden:
|Weed the raised bed and turn the soil|
|Add newspaper to keep the soil warm|
|Add 4-way soil (Clackamas Landscape Supply has it - sand, |
garden compost, cow manure, and soil)
|December 30, 2012. Completly winterized|
|Don't you just love the fall harvest|
|"Strike it Rich" A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.|
|The upper garden|
|At last, Tomatoes (Late July)|
|Morning harvest (August 24, 2012)|
|Spider in the Herb Garden|
My first Walla Walla Sweet Onion for 2012
plus more peas and Swiss Chard:
|July 10, 2012|
Today's harvest! (June 30, 2012) Can't wait until the good weather sets in.
June 28, 2012: The vegetables are coming, the vegetables are coming!
|Walla Walla Sweets, Carrots, Broccoli, Corn|
|Top of the Garden|
|Potatoes in gunny sacks|
|Dill, Parsley, Beans, Leeks,|
Putting the garden in, 2012:
|New paths below the patio, Winter 2012|
|There needs to be a Potting Bench in the Garden|
|New grass is coming|
|First dig up the old dirt and put in top soil|
|Then roll, seed, water...|
August 20, 2011
Before and After shots:
The Last Rose of Summer
and some of our final harvest for 2011. It was a good year.
One comment for "Garden Bounty."
Wonderful bounty! Good to eat what one grows. Tastes so much better than what's grown commercially. Enjoy!