How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well May Long Weekend here in Canada starts in about 12 hours!  Whoot!
And this weekend marks the time to Get Ready and Garden!  Finally.
Time to plant your seeds.  Time to get those bedding plants.  Time to turn on the sprinklers.
Then wait.  Wait and wait for the sun to get everything growing.  I love this time of year!

 

Here’s a little tour of my garden, just waiting for growth and flowers!

 

 

This is our raised garden!  I love this!
We planted gladiolas, green beans, peas, zinnias and strawberries in here this year.

 

 

My baskets with hanging strawberries.

 

 

My shade bed that does not get a lick of sun.  Full of hostas, bleeding hearts and pansies.

 

 

Waiting, waiting…

 

 

This is where we spend a lot of time.
So we will spend our time waiting for summer, while noshing on these!
Just click on the images for the recipes!
Happy May Long!

 

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 Click here for the recipe for these Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches!  Yum!
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S'more Squares {A-Pretty-Life}
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And since there is a fire ban here, how about some S’more Cake?
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Click here for the recipe for this Caesar Salad!  Garlicky!  Yummy!

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Click here for the recipe for my Best Ever Hamburger!

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If you are interested, here is 

Happy Weekend!
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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Aleks
    May 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    yummy!! all that food looks so delish!!
    your garden is going to be so gorgeous!

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    Alana of Taylor Made Home
    May 19, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Your backyard is beautiful and all of that food is making me hungry. 🙂 I’m going to have to whip up some of that smores cake.

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    Natalie Cross
    May 19, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    wondering if we’re neighbours….looks so similar! 🙂

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    Heather@The Black's Best
    May 19, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Makes me want summer to come. My husband built me a couple of raised garden beds and a few things were planted in them. Unfortunately, it snowed yesterday and I’m thinking I’ll need to start over again. All your food ideas are making me drool!

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    carolyn bradford
    May 20, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    our new raised beds are in “bloom”…I can;t say full bloom yet because I know that I will jinx them!! LOL!! I really have the worst green thumb ever!!! I will share pics with you though in just a minute! Thanks for all of your kind remarks! I have really enjoyed reading your blog!
    Carolyn

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    Sarah E.
    May 20, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Your garden looks beautiful!

    Does hanging the strawberries and planting them separately help them grow better?

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    KJ@letsgoflyakite
    May 21, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Happy Victoria Day to you!

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    Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments
    May 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Your raised bed makes me want to do one on my side yard for a garden. I have been tossing the idea around. You have a wonderful backyard and that burger does look delicious. Visiting from FJI.

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    blesid
    May 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Love, love, love the raised bed. I will come back to see how it grows in!!!

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    Ann
    May 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Ahh, I love your garden! Makes me want to get out there and start mine already, I’m late this year!Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Kirsten @ Mushki Loves
    May 22, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    I love your yard! The garden space, your patio. Your recipes look yummy too!

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    www.StarHughes.com
    May 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    I think this post might be my favorite yet! First, your garden and yard is GORGEOUS! I love the hanging strawberry plant idea. But even more than all of that, those recipes for a summer bbq are amazing. I almost cried when I saw the Smore cake. Nothing has ever looked yummier in my life! And those hamburgers too… my goodness.

    Great post!

    Star Hughes Living

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    Joyce
    May 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    your garden looks great, and I love the look of those little ice cream sandwiches…might have to make some!

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    gail
    May 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    oh my! I am so envious of your yard, and how pretty it’s going to be this summer! my back yard is full of old brush, and old windows!
    gail

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    Colleen
    May 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    omg, all the food pictures just sucked me in!!!! what a gorgeous backyard.

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    Chibiko
    June 1, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    I love your backyard! What a perfect place to spend a summer day.

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    Anonymous
    June 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    I like it very much!

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    Eatie Gourmet
    September 6, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Nice ides, great photos.
    What’s under the stones around your raised bed to prevent weeds?

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