Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Livings

A little update from around our house: we haven't killed our plants yet!  Great success!  Summer has been our friend and our plants'.  We love our little garden on our patio since the idea was to get some fresh organic produce and spices outside our door.  We've manged to keep a decent sized rosemary plant (mostly) alive since Christmas last year.  It helps us enjoy freshly chopped rosemary in foods when cooking.  The back half seems to have died but the front keeps on living!  While our garden isn't a luscious vegetable patch we've got a few things - rosemary, basil and :
We saved some seeds from a few summers ago when our garden was MUCH better.  We grew heirloom tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, carrots & basil in 2009.  They were awesome!  I can't wait to have another season like 2009.  We planted this pepper plant earlier this spring and it's finally got something blog worthy (known to all as actual vegetables).  Does this look weird?  I thought we were growing a jalapeno pepper plant but this looks strangely like a tomato!  I guess only time and summer will tell!

Our succulents are also doing well.  We put them outside for fresh air and light.  Also Cornelius was way to interested in them for his own good (or theirs). 

Check this out!!!  Our succulent is flowering!  I wasn't ready for this but so happy that its got pretty pink/yellow flowers blooming!  Yay for summer!


  1. aww the succulent is so pretty ! love it when they flower :) happy friday! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  2. You're way better with plants that I am, for sure! Everything looks great. Oh and I'd love to know how you make your own mozzarella – it's something that's on my to-do list, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

  3. How nice! We want to start a garden on our patio at some point in the near future as well. Kind of scared. >.< Pretty flower!

  4. My husband and I have had great success with rosemary and no luck with basil. We've been through (ie, killed) several plants. My aloe is growing like a monster though!


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