Tuesday Garden Party- Highlights

I hope everyone got a chance to visit at least some of the fifty-three (!) gardens that linked up last week. There were some fun and inspirational posts- you all are up to incredible things and I’m so glad word is getting out so we can see even more great ideas like these:

Debbi from All In My Cottage treated us to a “Sunday Stroll” through her garden and this shot in particular reminded me of the yard my family and I transformed- down to the arbor, stepping stones, and fresh mulch!

And see that watering can hanging from a shepherds hook? It may be mainly for show, but I’m thinking what a great idea to hold my watering can in the side yard and get it off the ground!

Judy Bug at A Southern Belle Dishes On Decor had many lovely photos detailing her patio, but I just sighed when I saw this one in particular.

Can I be transported, please?

Sprouts is a fun blog where two friends on opposite coasts grow some of the same things and blog about their gardens.

I’m so glad they shared about this Egyptian Walking Onion- I read about them years ago and wanted to try them because they seem so unique and self-sustaining. I really want to try these. They’ve promised to show more about these through the season, so stay tuned.

Harvest Moon By Hand shared this easy tutorial for making homemade shampoo from garden flowers and herbs. It really did look easy and for the first time I’m tempted to try my own- plus wouldn’t this make great gifts?

And there was one more tutorial I felt like I should try- isn’t this the coolest column that Fleur Gardens shared? It’s made with used bricks and inexpensive pavers plus a finial.

It actually seems a bit much for my farmhouse cottage, but I’m in love with this idea, so I’m thinking about a focal point against a fence or hedge rather than a pair of traditional stately columns. I’m sure I can find a place somewhere, don’t you think?

And here’s our garden in a nutshell:
-eating rhubarb, the first strawberries, lettuce, cabbage, last of the spinach, and a few snap peas
-finished harvesting the first asparagus bed- on to bed #2 in the great asparagus experiment
-the second round of tomato plants are flourishing!
-the peppers have successfully been hardened off and transplanted, and the corn is in…

-ALL our raspberries are dead, including six new starts I got from people in the last few months (who kills raspberries- aren’t they weeds for a lot of people?) *sigh*
-NO pole beans, dry beans, cukes, or zucchini planted yet- the latest ever for us!
-The weeds are trying to take over the back flower border- and so far I’ve let them *ugh*

What new and exciting things are happening in your gardens?





  1.  says

    Lots going on in your garden! I just planted out my beans, zukes and cukes. I agree…it’s late for us this year. The weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating!! Good luck in getting the rest of your garden out!

  2.  says

    thanks for featuring my cottage garden today–I just snapped some “updates” things are starting to bloom YAY. Will post later this morning:)

  3.  says

    Sorry about your rasberries, we have the ones that grow like weeds. If the deer would just stop eating my blackberry canes in the winter I would happy

  4.  says

    New follower of your blog – love it! A lot of great inspiration – can’t get enough of the garden!

    Do hope you’ll have a chance to visit my blog at some point, too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to link up!

  5. The Schneiders says

    Thanks for hosting this each week. I love seeing what everyone else is doing in their gardens. Very inspiring.

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