Monday, February 28, 2011

Starting the Garden

Winter is long gone here in Florida, so it's time to garden! You can see last years garden here. We aren't done getting plants or seeds, but we do have a few things so far. I decided to try and orange bell pepper this year. One green so far, but we will get more.

Not veggies, but I had some leftover flower seeds/bulbs from last year, so we're going to plant cosmos, morning glories & some ranunculus.

We are giving up yet on onions. We are going with red and sweet onions.

We didn't plan corn at all last year, but we're going to try again this year. I really don't love the idea of planting hybrids, but it's all I could find locally.

Green beans of course! We prefer Blue Lake Bush Beans.

I hate planting carrots because the seeds are so tiny. But I saw these planting strips & decided to give them a try.

Now we didn't plant this, but once again, we have rogue pumpkins growing on their own. This one is in our front flower bed.

And here is the actual garden. A little beyond the fence is a pond.

We also have a large area out in the field where we will be planting. This is where we attempted pumpkins last year.

Now this isn't garden related, but hey, they're fruit trees, so it's similar. Our peach tree is starting to turn green again!

New leaves...

And blossoms, too.

And it isn't the only thing. The orange & grapefruit trees are starting to bloom. And let me tell you, the yard smells amazing right now. Someone needs to bottle a true orange blossom scent.

And now I need to announce the winner of the Hailey's Bows giveaway. The lucky winner is comment #14 - Blue Eyes! Congratulations! Please contact me so I can get your information over to Sharon. Thank you to everyone who entered!

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Tracy Suzanne said...

It looks so peaceful where you live. The garden looks fresh and ready for a new crop. Is there any difference in the taste with an orange bell pepper or is it just to brighten up dishes?

Did you get any peaches last year? I'd love to have some fruit trees. And I know just what you mean about orange blossoms. They do smell wonderful. I remember orange blossom perfume being around when I was a kid.

Have a great day...Tracy :)

Holly said...

My husband is the gardener around here, but he won't be starting for another 6 wks or so.
I tagged you for a meme if you'd like to play along. See my 3/1/11 post for the questions.

Dacia said...

Oh my gosh, I'm soooo jealous! We can't even think of planting here in Idaho until May/June. I LOVE gardening and wish I lived in a place where it was warmer longer! Happy gardening and thanks for the blog visit & comment love :)

Angel said...

I'm jealous too. That little peach blossom is so cute! In west texas we currently have dried grass blowing in high speed winds. Come on rain!

Sweet Moments in Thyme said...

We live in Florida too and I agree that the Orange Blossoms are HEAVENLY! I love your garden!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could pick peaches in my back yard! I wanted to thank you for visiting my site and leaving me great tips and canning advice! I really appreciate it! I will be back to visit you here for more great tips and ideas! Thanks so much!-Jenn


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