Today I wanted to share pictures of my yard and garden with you.
Daniel and I live on a hill so there isn’t much flat space for vegetable gardens. I have a couple of raised beds where I grow fresh herbs and what everyone around here calls “Sheri’s Salsa Garden”. From the name it should be obvious that this garden consists of mostly peppers and tomatoes and onions
Yes, I gotta have my salsa!! I AM after all, a Texas girl at heart.
So come sit on the rocking swing with me and let’s take a look around at the garden.
Every once in a while, Travis’ ducks are known to wander by…
They aren’t supposed to be out, but if you don’t tell, neither will I.
Here’s what was originally my herb garden. For some reason the echinacea has taken it over this year. They’re so pretty that I don’t have the heart to weed any of them out.
And the only surviving tomatillo plant!! The rest were frostbitten in late May. I love green salsa!
And here’s some pictures of my peppers.
Jalapenos – my most favorite pepper in the world.
And this year, I decide to give cayenne peppers a try. I want to try drying them. Got any good ways of doing this?
Moving onto my flower bed. This is a sort of out-of-control cottage garden.
I never knew butterfly bushes grew so tall. Mine hit 10-12 feet every year!! Must be all that good compost
This is the north side of my house. It’s sort of shady most of the time and very hard to get things to grow. I’m super excited about my canna plant. Daniel’s Aunt sent it to me from her garden in Texas this year. Can you believe it’s actually growing and blooming here in my Virginia garden?
And that hill, I was talking about – our backyard (taken from my back deck)
And see, there go the ducks again… (look close!)
And last but not least…
Here’s a picture of my walk. Daniel actually hauled these rocks down from the mountain one year and put my rock walkway in for a mother’s day gift. I was/am thrilled!
That’s mint you see sprawling from the wooden barrel. I know better than to plant that in my garden. You could say I learned that the hard way
Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today. If you have a blog, would you post pictures of your garden and link back to mine so that I can visit you?