How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 2

Gorgeous geraniums!  I love how they look like the flowers in Maui!
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This little ol’ blog is such a great way for me to archive and keep track of things!
I love that I can look back here and see how my garden transforms over this summer season!
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I did my first post about planting my sweet peas, then I did my next garden post just after I had planted my veggie and cut-flower garden…
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So here is part 2, so much has changed already!
We have such a short growing season that everything grows as fast as it can here!
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Here’s a little tour…
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These boxes are my FAVOURITE!  I was inspired by an image I had seen on Pinterest, using wine boxes for gardens.  Genius.  We actually have quite a few wine boxes on hand, so I put them to use.  Gorgeous, no!?
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I’m a big fan of group planting, so one box is full of these violas,
and because there are so many, you can smell them from the deck!  LOVE!
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And the other box is full of strawberries for the kids!  They go out everyday to see if any are ready!
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This is one of my little herb gardens!  I’ve already put the parsley to good use!
In here I have parsley, dill, spearmint, a stray pansy plant, verbena (for colour only), and nemesia for scent.  Lovely…
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My peas and gladiolas are up!  Still waiting for the beans to show their little faces…
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My daughter fell in love with these little moss plants!  They were being sold as ground cover, but we thought they would look amazing on our outside table as a centrepiece.   Pretty!
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My favourite time of day in the garden is early, early morning.  This is around 6am.
The sun is perfect and everything looks fresh and smells so delish!
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I love, love my hanging baskets.
I originally had strawberry plants here, but decided to move the baskets over.
Don’t they look stunning here?
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So pretty!  I bought these baskets like this… all ready to go…
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Every year I plant the same flowers, petunias.  I love petunias, and still have them in other pots, but in my deck pots I’m trying something new.  Goin’ outside my comfort zone this year!
I decided to try million bells.  I have yellow, red, fuschia, white, and pink in here.
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They look sparse now, but just wait…I can’t wait to see how they take off!
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Stay tuned!
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How is your garden coming along?
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  1. Your garden looks amazing! My husband and I planted our first vegies this year – just some tomatoes and red peppers. I am hopeful that it will work out.
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    Oksana

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  5. Great idea having a box full of strawberries planted for the kids. Any incentive to have children play (or even just be) outside nowadays is a good thing. Having them watch the strawberries grow and then reap the reward of being able to eat them is excellent. Well done Jo-Anna!