June Garden Update

Challenging situations and disasters have been the running theme with the garden this year. It makes the memories of the garden last year seem idyllic; every plant grew according to plan and every seed sprouted within minutes of planting. It seemed I had the greenest of green thumbs for gardening.  Then reality struck.

So far in 2011 the garden has weathered record-breaking snow storms, landscaping projects that took weeks to complete and clean up, a total collapse of the mini greenhouse destroying seedlings in the process, birds uprooting growing corn and spectacular seed failures.

Despite the near disasters mentioned above the garden trundled on.  The challenges and problems I’ve faced this spring and early summer have been terrific teachable moments about gardening and perseverance. That what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and I have a kick butt garden to show for it!

4 sisters before birds attacked the corn:

Three or possibly Four Sisters

Pea flowers are quite delicate:


Farewell mini greenhouse:

Former Mini Greenhouse


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by mikesamerica on June 10, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    Looks like you are just getting started. My summer perennial garden is already in full bloom and I’ve only just finished planting the annuals. Some of the perennials are already four feet tall with one Angel’s Trumpet over five feet.


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