Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gardening in my Backyard

I live in the desert, but that doesn't stop me from trying to garden! I "terraformed" a portion of our backyard (the area that gets shade at the hottest times of day) and planted:

  • tomatoes
  • basil
  • Spanish Lavender
  • dark green zucchini squash
  • peppers
  • 4 different kinds of mint (I like the square stems)
  • a really small thyme plant
  • mammoth sunflowers
  • nasturtium
  • moonflowers
  • milkweed seeds (collected from a wild plant)
  • a mix of butterfly flowers
  • cilantro
  • sweet broom
  • a lantana
  • a bottlebrush (it looks sad)
  • Some trumpet vines
  • a carrot
  • Some random annuals that were on sale (they look happy now)
  • A pine tree the garden center guy said would do really well in the climate (so we can have more shade in the backyard)

I have a cool arbor built by my sweetie and I strung up fairy lights and other solar lights around the garden. I even have a mini fountain feature powered by a solar pump. I even have a cool birdbath that the birds are really using.

One of my co-workers gave me a whole bunch of rain lilies  I planted them everywhere. They are really neat looking. I'm happy that I have something to work on. My next project: building a sun dial. For reals.

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