Green Garden

Green Garden

It’s the first official day of summer today. Although we have been experiencing “summer like” temperatures over the past couple of weeks. :-( Our garden has a love- hate relationship with the heat. Some plants thrive while others are hanging in there. We are conserving water in our area too. So watering only a couple of times a week has been challenging.  But, our garden is  green and lush, healthy and abundant with veggies all because of my masterful gardener ( my hubby)

You know we have been enjoying plenty of fresh picked strawberries ( click to read the post). Now we have peas!! Look at these beauties.

fresh picked peas katherines corner

Soon we will be picking zucchini too.

zucchini plant katherines corner

We are so blessed to have a  yard that allows for such a beautiful garden.

snapshot – view from across the yard

backyard veggie garden katherines corner

side view

backyard gardening katherines cornerlooking to the east ( mountain view)

city garden boxes katherines cornerWe are growing our cucumbers on trellises this year

cucumber trellis katherines cornerlettuce and peas

lettuce and peas katherines cornertomato cages, we must cage them…did you see the movie attack of the killer tomatoes , giggle

tomato cages katherines corner

continued from above… a place for our cottage garden shed ( click to read the post)

cottage garden shed katherines corner

and our sweet bird garden (click to read the post ) too.

bird garden green katherines corner

Our back yard is in a constant state of change and growth and it is wonderful. Tell me about your backyard, about your garden, are you growing veggies too?

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  1. Love your backyard and seriously it is so large, as well as abundant of all wonderful fruits and veggies. And your garden shed it also lovely. Thank you for sharing and hope you enjoy all of those wonderful fruits and veggies as they grow and ripen. Have a wonderful weekend, too!! :)

  2. wow..your backyard is like a dream come true for me. So big neat and tidy > Beautiful. You must have spend a lot of time and effort in it

  3. Wow I have serious garden envy.


  4. You have the neatest, most organized back yard I have ever seen. Want to come straighten up mine? I’ll let you run all the water you want.

  5. Your Garden is so pretty! =)
    I dont have one right now…but I remember them from when I was younger.
    We had radishes, tomatoes and pumpkins I think.

    Your backyard is so lovely!

  6. What a gorgeous garden – I love how neat, and organized and accessible it all is! (I can only imagine how many hours you’ve put into it…

  7. No veggies here, just a few recent flowers that need constant watering in the heat. Yours looks amazing!

  8. I love the garden. Some day I hope to have a house with as much room! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.


  9. Love your garden, Katherine. I always start out very organized, but somehow it gets away from me. It is so much fun to harvest and use what I’ve grown. I know what is was grown in, from and what’s on it.
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

  10. Crystal says:

    Gorgeous gardens! Would love you to share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Aloha Friday blog hop! :)


  11. Hi Katie,
    Your garden looks beautiful. I miss gardening. I loved having my own veggies by just going outside and picking what we wanted to eat. I love tomato sandwiches, with my own tomatoes.

  12. wow…I wish! Backyards in southern California are tiny, especially in Orange County unless you buy a multi-million dollar home. You are so lucky!! Enjoy it :)

  13. It all looks lovely!

  14. Oh I love this! I wish we had a flat space in our yard for a garden. The only flat area we have has our pool in it and I don’t dare put a garden back there. The puppy would have a heyday!! But we do have patio pots on our deck (where there is not easy access for the puppy) and I am growing tomatoes and some herbs…including basil. We belong to a CSA luckily so I can get my fresh veggies there!

  15. Kristen says:

    I love your garden layout.. just showed it to the Rooster as an idea. He has the WORST time with weeds and johnson grass… I think destroying everything this fall/winter and then building the garden boxes on top of the old ground may be the way to go. Plus then you have room to move around!

  16. I love your garden, I have a bit of black thumb, but I’m going to try to have a small garden when we move.

  17. What a pretty space. Your backyard is so inviting. And your garden is wonderful. What a delight to grow your own vegetables. Thank you for stopping by to visit me.

  18. You have created such a pretty garden. Your backyard is gorgeous.

    We don’t have a garden. My husband would love it, but everything we try gets attacked by squirrels. You know it is close to impossible to stop a squirrel.

  19. You have a beautiful garden:)

  20. Katherine,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!

    Love your yard especially the fence!!


  21. Your garden is beautiful!!! I have terrible luck with veggies. Yours look incredible!! Love your whole yard!~~Angela

  22. What a hearty and beautiful garden. For conserving water everything is so lush. Sorry I haven’t answered sooner we have been under a lot of stress, via my blog.


  23. Your garden is absolutely beautiful. I love the layout of your yard and garden. I know you’re going to enjoy all of that yummy produce as well as have some to share. You’ve given me some more ideas. :-)

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