My garden is FLOURISHING. I absolutely love it. Working in the garden and the yard everyday has become my new norm because my fiance, Eric, and I are getting married next month! All of our family and friends will be coming in from out of state and I want them to see the house in the best condition possible.
Here are some pictures and descriptions of what I have growing:
First of all…my peach tree. This is my absolute favorite plant on my property and it is in full bloom. All I have to say is WOW. When a peach tree blooms, it sprouts little pink and white flowers that eventually become peaches. It is a truly beautiful process to watch. 🍑
Blueberry Bush. I got this bush a few months ago when my parents came to visit. My dad loves to work in the yard so I got a lot of things outside done. By the way, if anyone needs to know how to create a french drain off their house, I can help with that. This blueberry bush is doing exceptionally well. I should also say that I put Jobe’s Fruit & Citrus fertilizer spikes around the peach tree, the blueberry bush and my lemon/lime bush. It is really helping with the growth and health of these plants. 💙
Papaya Tree: This little guy is trying his hardest to grow. It seems to be very sensitive to heat and sunlight, which I was not expecting. When it gets hot outside the leaves on the tree begin to droop. Water doesn’t help the situation, but shading the tree does. I knew I had become a crazy plant lady when I found myself propping up an umbrella to shade my little papaya tree. Anything for my plants! 🧡
Strawberry Plant: This plant has actually grown surprisingly well since I didn’t plant it ideally. I read online that strawberry plants love to be planted on a mound, and watered by an irrigation system. This is how all the strawberry farms in the area plant their strawberries. I planted mine directly in the ground and water every other day with my hose. 🍓
Watermelon: I was so excited to buy this plant because watermelon is my favorite fruit. Ever since being planted, it has grown a lot. I’m sure it will keep growing and just take over the entire garden, and that’s fine. It hasn’t blossomed yet, but I’m sure it will happen soon! I have faith. This is the part where I say a little prayer for all my plants. 🍉
Cucumber: This is actually a hybrid cucumber plant that I bought from Lowes a few months ago. Like the watermelon, this plant has grown to be huge and is beginning to take over the garden. It has started blooming and I can’t wait to try it! 🥒
Green Peppers: For some reason, one of my pepper plants was viciously attacked by bugs, but the other pepper plant wasn’t. I am trying to nurse my poor poor pepper plant back to life. Meanwhile the other plant is thriving and producing many peppers for my table. 💚
Tomato Plants: I am so in love with my tomato plants. Both are doing well and blooming. Can’t wait for the day I can pick the huge beefsteak tomatoes from it’s vines. Lifehack: Tomatoes love to be spritzed with Epsom salt water. Mix one tablespoon Epsom salt with 1 gallon of water and spray it on the leaves. 🍅
Herbs: A few weeks ago I bought 3 terracotta pots from Lowes, then I painted and distressed them. Then I planted an herb in each pot; basil, dill and cilantro. Love my little herb garden. 🌿
Over the past year I seem to have developed a succulent obsession, as many other women have. At my Florida bridal shower, every guest was given a baby succulent in a tiny terracotta pot. It was a huge hit. Since my obsession with these tiny treasures began, I have been trying to propagate succulents. (this means grow them). I started with about 20 leaves and 3 survived. God bless them. I am now in the process of trying to get the roots from the new plants to take root in the soil. 🌵
And lastly: Mommy’s little helper: 🐾
Happy gardening everyone!