May 9th, 2012

This is what the “new” garden looks like right now.

Would you seriously look at that picture?  Look how tidy those rows are!  Just call me Mr. McGregor!

The black urn in the center bed came from my house.  It has been sitting on the upper landing of the stairs for years, but I decided to haul it down to the garden and fill it with flowers this Spring.  It looks so much prettier in this setting.

In this bed is a variety of lettuces, carrots, spinach, beets and Brussels sprouts.

More Brussels sprouts than I can ever imagine eating.

I don’t even particularly like Brussels sprouts, but my husband loves them.

I’ve also got tomatoes and peppers growing in the new garden as well as lemon and lime basil, cilantro and some stevia seeds that have not sprouted yet.

Here’s the urn in the old garden beds.

I’ve got potatoes, beans, herbs, tomatoes, onions, black berries, and more Brussels sprouts growing in this garden.

Everything is planted.  Now I just have to keep it alive.

I bought some new urns for the front of the house.  I sold the old ones at my mom’s garage sale,  as they were just too small to handle much plant material.

The new urns are filled with ice plant, Lantana, Dahlberg Daisys, wave petunias and a few other things I can’t remember the names of right now.

See why I have to have big urns!  They are forced to accommodate many, many flowers.

The roses and the Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are currently losing their minds in a riotous display of blooms.

They don’t seem to understand that it is only May 9th!  Slow down guys!  It’s going to be a long, long summer!

And now let’s look at that tidy little garden again.

Holy Crap!  It looks like it belongs on an English estate!

No worries friends…

My over-inflated gardening ego will soon shrink back down to the size of a withered pea.  As soon as the bugs, weeds, and blight start moving in.


  • Kait:

    I envy you almost all the contents of your garden.

    On another note. How do you think your poor “inside” urn is feeling stuck in the big bad outside.

  • Spinny:


  • Mary:

    All you need now is Benjamin Bunny.

  • Inga:

    Love it, love it, love it! Also, love roasted brussel sprouts roasted and sprinkled with a tad of brown sugar, delicious!

  • Linda:

    You sure do rock the “green thumb” awesome.!

  • Susan:

    Soy Seared Scallops w/ Brussels sprout & leaves, crispy pancetta, candied ginger – from The Local Craft /food & Drink – Coral Gables – changed my opinion of brussels for good. should not be hard to duplicate w/ only 4 or 5 things, no?

  • Catherine:

    I think a nice headstone would look good in close proximity to your inside outside urn.

    • Rechelle:

      Ha ha

      • Catherine:

        I frequent a lot of Victorian cemeteries while walking my dog and that urn would not look out of place. It just needs some moss. Coat it with plain yogurt and let it grow.

        • Rechelle:

          ON. IT.

  • Wow Rechelle, have the producers of Victory Garden come calling?

    • Rechelle:

      Yeah, but I am not taking their calls.