Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 17

Big Birthday wishes to Sister on her special day!
You know we're sending you hugs and lots o' love your way!

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome back to 
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's happening outside our doors.

The beets really enjoyed the cold snaps we've been having.
Along with a dose of much-needed rain,
they are finally getting some size to 'em.

Carrots are eaten frequently here,
so it'll be wonderful to harvest our own.
Next time these are planted,
it will be done in abundance.

 Another bunch of peas is starting to climb the baling twine in the square-foot bed.

So far, I've been able to graze on these,
but we don't get as many as I'd like before they peter out.
As a newbie gardener, I'm grateful for what we can harvest,
but it leaves me wanting more!

This Bibb lettuce was a success.
It's a powerful feeling to be able to 
take a stroll in the garden and pick up lunch at the same time!

Shasta daisy leaves

The plant in the foreground that looks like noodles is bulbine.
It's a Florida-friendly option
and I'll be transplanting more of it under this oak tree
from other parts of the garden.
It's such an easy care plant, and the bonus is that it is easily divided.

passionflower vine

When the passionflower is blooming,
I can't help but show pictures of it.
It's just amazing.

morning glory seed pods

Our neighbor was going to throw these stone out.
He was kind enough to offer them to us.
I've got a project in mind to create a raised bed
and use these as the border.

star jasmine

 Basil seeds were harvested on the weekend.

If you'd like some, just drop me a note.
Even if you are still in the throes of winter,
an herb garden can be easily started on a sunny windowsill.

Can't wait to see what's going on in your neck of the woods!
Let's HOP!