Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Welcome to Weedville

Before we left for vacation, I took some photos of the garden.
Just curious to see the changes over a two-week period.

Our neighbor told us it rained a lot while we were gone.
I guess so...

Our little gnome is completely hidden here.

The rattlebox form a privacy wall in the back corner.

The butterfly garden needs a complete overhaul!

This sweet potato vine has almost covered the bamboo trellis.

The one on the side of the house has all but taken over!

Still getting strawberries into late August...

The sunflowers are fading into memories now.
This was the tallest so far,
at least 10 feet tall.
Our neighbor reported to us that she counted
at least 15 blooms at the very top
at one time.

Just before we left,
amendments were added to the veggie garden.

Tomato and eggplant seeds were started,
but not much came up while we were gone.

Guess I'll be reseeding this weekend.

This beauty really likes this spot.

Guess a little rain will go a long way!

I'll be weeding every chance I get this week
and adding some pine straw mulch to the backyard beds.
Hope you enjoyed your tour around Weedville!


  1. The weeds are out of control at my house too. Either I've been lazy (a true possibility) or it's been a banner year for weeds!

  2. It's a jungle out there-LOL!
    I'd take a cup of that rain, please. None-not a drop-for over 2 weeks now. Lucky lucky you!
    (except for the weeds)

  3. Still some very impressive plants in your garden. The most I planted this year was grass, but I'm always in awe of people who grow fruits, veggies and blooms every year. Maybe some day that will be me too! :)

  4. Isn't that always the way , a little rain and then poof weeds go crazy if only the plants we really want did the same......tho your potato vine and sunflowers are certainly very happy.

  5. That was a clever idea to take photos before you left, and amazing to see how much your garden grew in two weeks. Just goes to show...if we don't keep up with our plants they'd take over the yard and house by the end of summer. I'm headed outdoors now to get my yard back under control, too.

  6. Rain is a wonderful thing. Huge growth in your gardens over the two week period.

  7. What a beautiful, lush garden -- rain is such a blessing!

  8. It's amazing how much a garden can grow in a short amount of time with ample rain. :)

  9. tami-I think you're right about it being an exceptionally good year for weeds!

    Sue-I'm sending you some!

    CharityHand-It's a worthwhile endeavor.

    Rosemary-Yes, those vines are so easy!

    Susan-You're wise to get out there early!

    Darla-Yeah, you'll never hear me complain about rain!

    Suzanne-You're so right!

    perennialgardener-Yeah, I'm lovin' every drop!

  10. Everything looks so lush.

    Something ate my sweet potato vine this year. Every time a leaf comes out, GONE.

  11. What a difference rain makes! Your garden is so lush. I can't believe the sweet potato vine. Jean

  12. It certainly doesn't take much for the weeds to take over! If only the flowers grew as fast .

  13. Digital Flower Picture-Something's eating ours too, but thankfully, they're are leaving a little for us!

    Jean-Yeah, rain is magic!

    Carol-I agree.

  14. There' a lot of beauty in your garden, regardless of some unwelcome visitors...Love the flowers on your sidebar too.
    Blessings, beth

  15. Beth-Thanks for your kind words.


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