Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Morning in the Garden

Favorite path going to the garden.

My most favorite thing to do on a summer morning is to grab a cup of coffee, run out the back door, and head to the garden.  I love to watch the sun stream through the trees and listen to the birds wake up.   The summer humidity feels and smells good before the heat of the day sets in.   The ladies get let out of the coop and wash goes up on the line.  It's a great way to wake up!

Garden this morning - with coffee - before weeding.

It is coming up on week three in the garden.  The zucchini are blooming.  Thanks to Dad who hilled the potatoes!  Trying a new mulching system this year.  Recycled news paper with grass clippings on top.  My mother-in-law saved us a stack of newspaper this winter and we've been taking small wagon loads of grass clippings from the neighbor.  Seems to be working well so far.  Now that the seeds are up I can lay the strips of paper closer to the rows.  Ran out of grass clippings today, but called the neighbor..will be heading over there tomorrow for another load!

13 comments:

dmoms said...

your garden is amazing! I showed it to my husband as well.

I love the mornings too - just not at 4:00am.

My zucchini is doing pretty good too. no blossoms yet but soon.

The Hip Homemaker said...

I am in awe of your amazing garden! It's huge!!! I want to drink coffee in your garden and watch the sun come up.

BTW: I still need to pick up 3 zucchini starts. I totally forgot until I read your post.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous...my zucchini are struggling. Between too much rain...bad soil...and a dangerous amount of earwigs...we're off to a slow start. But that's OK...at least we've started!

gardenmama said...

I think you just described my perfect morning, hanging laundry and all : )
Newspaper and grass clippings work like a dream!
Your garden is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.

Heather said...

Hi Beegirl- wow! Your garden is amazing. i hope you will show us some more indepth pics of it! Very, very nice!

Tatyana said...

Great garden, Beegirl! I love the first picture, just can feel the coolness...

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

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June said...

THAT is a beautiful garden! I love mornings in mine too, but it is not nearly so photogenic.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

My favorite time of the day too, except I take out a cup of tea.~~Dee

Nancy said...

Lovely garden. Looks like the perfect place to start your day. Newspapers and grass clippings work like a charm.

Heather said...

what a gorgeous garden spot, i'd be out there every morning too!

underthebigbluesky said...

i love walking out to the garden with a cup of tea in the morning, but my little patch is no way as glorious as yours, though i do have blossoms on the tomatoes and big beautiful blooms on the squash.

Theo said...

hey leigh,

I remember having coffee in the 'ville on your patio with the garden...what a beautiful sight you have now...