What's Growing In Our Garden

This past weekend was so beautiful--sunny and 80 degrees.
We enjoyed the back yard all weekend long.
We actually had a party with some of our good friends.
The weather was so nice that we were able to eat our dinner al fresco.  

Wandering around the garden this afternoon, I thought I would share a few photos of some of the plants we have growing.

Yellow iris, japanese maples, azaleas

lemon thyme

basil, tomatoes, cilantro
I can't wait until we start to reap the benefits of our labor.

bell peppers, jalapeƱo peppers, poblano peppers
We've finally learned how much can be planted in the beds (and it's not much) without over planting.
We have two raised beds and they are overflowing by July, 
I'm trying to talk the husband into adding one more raised bed.
(Everywhere I want it to be, will interfere with our drainage-- blah, blah, blah.)

bay leaf tree
This was a gift, and it is awesome.
Needless to say, we can provide a few bay leaves to everyone we know.

tuberose begonia, clematis
These begonias are my absolute favorite.
The blooms are so colorful and they get so big and heavy that they actually droop over the side of the pot.
Just beautiful.
We are also growing four different kinds of mint, chives, tarragon, parsley, fennel, strawberries, figs, and blackberries.



  1. Peppers, tomatoes and basil already?! Are you kidding me?! Completely jealous. You really need to send some of that heat my way. We're in the 40's all week. :O(

  2. Great plants, Sabrina! Dear Hubby put out his peppers and tomatoes this past weekend. Can't wait to reap the rewards!!

  3. Awesome! My husband is gardening and it DRIVING ME FREAKING NUTS :) that how coocoo I am.

    Much Love,


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