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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

18 Jul

How does your garden grow?

After these posts on the vegetable garden we planted and the landscaping we did where the former deck lived, we had a request from several readers to show the growth progress.  On the whole, we are pleased.  Especially with the vegetable garden which is already yielding great quantities of broccoli, swiss chard, spinach and radishes.  Even our tomatoes seem to be growing like weeds.   Can’t wait for them and for the zucchini to be ready for picking!  (The herb section isn’t thriving however and I am not sure why.  Stupid cilantro.) 

Upon planting:

Now:

And probably one of my favorite projects has been the evolution what was once a walkway/deck to an imagined rockery to a planting bed.  What the bed looked like after first planting:

What it looks like today:

One weird and disturbing thing is that the grasses on the south end of the bed aren’t growing as well as those on the north.  I don’t think it’s sunlight, but maybe it is.  I am sure they will catch up eventually.  I am also wondering when they start to grow out in addition to up.  I am particularly happy with the way the succulents have spread.  They are so beautiful.  The photos don’t do them justice.

Have you had any adventures in gardening this summer?

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2 Responses to “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”

  1. Dana@Mid2Mod July 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Your flowerbed is looking great. Everything has grown a lot in such a short time. The veggies look good too. If it makes you feel any better, I think cilantro is hard to grow, although my ex’s grandmother could grow gigantic mounds of it that looked like it was about to take over her house. I’ve accepted that I’m a cilantro-loser.

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