Remember my friend Deb who gave me the Recipe for Tomato Plant Pots?
Yes, my plants have more than doubled in size…and they have blooms. Tomatoes should be here soon. 🙂
But, that’s not all that important today. What I really want to show you is Deb’s garden plot. Or, I should rather say plots.
These garden areas are behind they’re back yard.
They don’t have every plot planted yet, but there are lots of things growing…bush beans, cucumbers, corn, and tomatoes. Huge tomato plants!
Look how tall and healthy…with blooms, too.
This year, she had some raised beds built, so instead of the 5-gallon buckets, she has many tomato plants in the ground. Year before last, I believe, they had every plot planted with vegetables – plus a few rows of flowers.
In this spot, they have peppers planted.
Okra, bush beans. (Not sure which ones these are, but I love those straight rows of green shooting up!)
She reserves a section for her colorful Zinnias. Remember when she surprised me with the beautiful Sunflowers and Zinnias that summer two years ago? I showed you her beautiful blooms of kindness in my What’s Blooming Wednesday post that week. Deb knew how badly I needed those flowers! It was a low time in my life, and she was there to pick me up with her beautiful flowers.
Now, doesn’t that make you want to grow a flower garden? So you can cheer up your friends? I do, too!
I love this view of the Muscadine grape vines in front of their barn. I can just taste the Muscadine Grape Juice – fresh from the garden!
The inside of their barn is to-die-for!
Deb and her husband spend a lot of time in the kitchen together putting up vegetables…and grapes. Thoughts of Muscadine Cobbler a la mode have me drooling!
They’ll get a load of grapes from these vines, for sure!
Their horses in the pasture always get my attention.
When they came closer, I noticed an electric fence inside the barbed wire. I couldn’t reach them to pet them, but I didn’t want them to get shocked, either.
Back up front beside the house, Deb has mini roses planted behind her Roguchi Clematis. We both bought these two plants at our favorite garden place several years ago.
I planted my red mini roses in a large pot. It was gorgeous for a couple of years, but it eventually got too sickly to be pretty. I replaced it with a non-rose plant.
I’m not good with roses. They get bugs and diseases in my yard. (Could be lack of proper care!) Not so with Deb’s roses. She’s more dedicated than I am.
I get tired of all that spraying and TLC they require. But, Deb keeps her roses looking beautiful. Knock-outs are all I grow…because they’re pretty much maintenance-free.
There are more flowers in Deb’s yard I could show you. I’ll be visiting again to check the progress of the garden, so maybe I can sneak a peek at the back yard blooms soon.
Do you have roses in your yard? What’s your secret to keeping yours healthy and disease-free?