Holiday Weekend Gardening

Wayne has been working six days a week for the past couple of weeks, so a three day weekend gave him more time….to work on our organic vegetable garden! I selected our annuals and living accents. Here’s how it all came together:

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Pink petunias for the front door we never use. (It’s a Maine thing to never use the front door!)

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Verbena, Calibrachoa and Petunias for the barrel planter in our front yard.

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More Calibrachoa…

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And even more, hanging. They are such beautiful, colorful flowers that thrived at our house last year which is why I felt comfortable buying many more this season.

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This bumble bee appeared seconds after I hung the plant on our deck.

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Our Azalea is almost in full bloom! The Rhododendrons should be blossoming very soon.

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The succulents survived the winter in our vintage donkey planter, so I decided to buy more.

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I planted them in the pair of vintage Grecian urns by our side door (that’s really like our front door).

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Wayne planted the new colorful pink and coral roses after transplanting the white roses to the back side of our house.

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Next, the vegetable garden.

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Setting up theΒ  new irrigation system!

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Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes, Beefsteak tomatoes, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, Carolina Gold tomatoes and Hansel eggplant planted!

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The lovely ferns and wild daffodils in our woods.

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Buster.

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He really lived up this wonderful day in Vacationland as Wayne continued working.

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The netting is up, which means he’s all done until it’s time to put in the stakes!

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Wayne was treated to a special dinner. I made rib eye steaks from cows pasture raised in Maine with mashed potatoes and Wayne’s favorite, a hot chocolate chip cookie cake for dessert (it’s my own recipe.)

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Barrel planter

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Weekend Gardening

  1. I am envious of your backyard with those all those beautiful tall trees. πŸ™‚ Was that a cardinal perched on that rail/bench?

    Also, how do you tend to your garden with the netting up?

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    1. We love the tall trees, too, but you won’t envy us when it’s time to rake the leaves in the late fall. πŸ˜€

      Yes, it’s a sweet cardinal who visits often. πŸ™‚

      As for how we get in to tend the garden, two years ago I came up with a way to make a “door” with the netting. Here is a post about it. If you scroll down towards the end you’ll see how it works:

      https://simplelivingnewengland.com/2017/05/21/a-secret-doorway-to-the-tomato-gardens/

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