Friday, June 4, 2010

In the Garden


I find it so interesting that the bees love the alliums and chives.  They (plants) are definitely keeping harmful bugs away from the plants around them.  I can see a huge difference between my chive-surrounded lilac and the lilac by itself. 


And here we are, the garden Day 1.  Everything's planted although we still need a gate!  Next year, raised beds.  I am very grateful to have a compost pile again (surrounded by rocks in the back.)  It is nice to know we are giving a little bit back to the soil instead of putting it all in land fills.  Despite the sad grass in front of our garden area, most of our yard looks very nice!

 

7 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

I see some green in the garden. 8^)
I don't think I've seen such an elaborate set-up for a backyard garden, unless there were deer nearby, but it's very nice.

Thimbleanna said...

It looks awesome Karen -- I love that cute fence! It's so cool that you'll be able to keep the varmints (ha!) out!

Shawn said...

Love your bee picture and it looks like you have a great start on your garden. We have been eating some wonderful lettuce, a couple strawberries and almost ready for spinach. Did your seedlings transplant OK?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love that first pic.

Your garden looks wonderful...look forward to hearing how it progresses throughout the season.

Candace said...

Wow - great job you two! It looks wonderful! Oh so many fresh goodies to come not too long from now! I can tell how cold and wet it's been there, too, from how green everything is!
Cheers!

Deb said...

This is a really nice size garden. I hope the bee stays around to work your garden!

matthew said...

I loves me some 'bee pics'...nice work!