Monday, June 8, 2009

Our Green Thumb.

Remember this post? It's the one about the time Hubs and I went to Home Depot and spent an exorbitant amount of money on flowers while Hubs threatened my entire flower-deserving-future on my ability to keep said flowers alive?
Well, I would like to take this post to introduce you to our "deckgarden."
I would also like to give myself a tiny pat on the back. Why? I happened only to kill a single hanging basket of miniature impatients and to this day, cannot figure out how, since I swear up and down I watered them every other day.




bog boy tomatoes, hot peppers,
dill, oregano and rosemary and hot pink geraniums



strawberries, a creepy-crawly purple plant,
bsail and curly parsley


Mmmm.. Strawberry smoothies..


Peppermint and Spearmint for a summer's worth of Mojitos


Hubs says the secret is in the mixing of potting soil and topsoil. I think it has a little to do with the 2 teaspoons of miracle grow plant food I mix with each gallon of water I lug out onto the deck every Sunday morning. In a leaky pitcher, I might add. Hubs, you think we can spring for a watering can now? You know, one of those cute ones I pointed out a HomeGoods last weekend? I'm just saying...

The first round of fresh tomato, basil and mozz is on me this summer..

8 comments :

  1. Oy! You are doing Wayyyy better than us. Our brown thumb made itself evident this weekend.. I think we killed our tree..

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  2. yum.. this looks amazing!!! whenever i ever get a house i want to garden, xxxooo

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  3. YAY!!! Congrats!!! Your garden looks amazing!!

    I also have been threatened this year with doing my "chores" (it's a joke, sorta) as far as watering and keeping all of these crazy plants alive. It gives me a lot of anxiety!!!

    Hope you have a great Monday! :)

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  4. You're doing such a fantastic job! Your strawberries look great! We're growing them too...and I can't wait for them to get bigger. They are so tiny now :)

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  5. Nice work!

    I'm soooooo behind. Last summer I had 6 basil plants and this year I haven't even started!

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  6. Look at your deck! It is so tropical and lush out there. The strawberries look delicious! I am so bad at keeping plants alive.

    You're welcome for the thank you card...lol. I am late to getting back to you on that, but I am with you and think that they never go out of style either ;)

    You're also welcome to come to the pool anytime you want! :)

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  7. I love it! Our grass is still struggling to grow...keep your fingers crossed that the healthy stuff will take over the yard while we still live here!

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  8. pretty impressive! hubs and i managed to kill hedges.. and those are supposed to be really hardy!!

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