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Taters n’ such

Spring has finally arrived in my garden.

The cosmos are in the ground.

I haven’t killed the potted flowers yet.

The herbs are going buck.

And the veggie garden is waiting to be filled with these Walla Walla sweets, broccoli, and romaine starts.

I’m excited for some new additions to the yard. (Which is completely acceptable, right?)

Like these cute little taters. Aunt Sharon gave me two russet starts, explaining how to plant them inside a tire, covering them with dirt as they grow. We’re going to be noshing on all-things tater in no time.  

I went on a lily rampage this year. My mom got the wild idea that we should try to grow the flowers for the wedding, so we recruited a few green thumbs to help. After my dahlia fail last year, I signed up for lilies and sunflowers. I claimed a once-grassy strip behind the back fence. It gets full afternoon sun, and—if the roaming dogs and raccoons don’t destroy the plot—it will hopefully add a little color to the alley.

So far, so good.

I have no idea what’s going on here, but I think it’s working:

Oh, and I love the rhodies out front. Adam ripped out the blah evergreen shrubs that came with the house, and planted these honey butter rhododendrons. They’re adorable—even Jasper likes them.

Next up—veggies!

2 comments on “Taters n’ such

  1. Erica
    May 30, 2011

    I love this post!!! I’m getting my vicarious garden fix from your blog.

    • stephchach
      May 31, 2011

      Thanks! You’re welcome to lounge around in the garden any time :) P.S. I miss your face.

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