Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our Garden

Brady has hinted the last two summers that he would like to do a garden.
It's never really been my thing...but I figured if it was something he was interested
in and that we could do together, it was worth a try!
We decided to do a container garden this first year to see if it was something we could
keep up with. 
We stopped by the re-use it store and picked up these items.
We also hit some garage sales one Saturday morning...we were on a mission!
Brady chose blue for some of the pots. 
And I chose yellow.
Check out that smile...spray painting is FUN!
We planted tomatoes.
 Brady picked out a strawberry plant.

We planted some herbs.
A little lavendar just because it smells so good!
Jalapenos and green peppers.
We found this little cart for 25 cents at a garage sale.
We gave them a dollar and told them to keep the change!
So cute, and worth the dollar I think!
While we were at it, Brady helped me spray paint our adirondack chairs
for the 3rd or 4th time.  It's not the color I thought it would be...but I didn't feel like
buying more spray paint.  This will do until next summer.
We also planted cucumbers and blueberries.
Brady was most excited about the blueberries and....
the lemon tree he talked me in to.
These pictures are all from mid May.  We can't believe how fast things
are growing.  Brady and I water and check on our plants daily.
He even asked our neighbor to come over and see our things the other day.
He is excited.  I have to admit, it is neat to see our plants growing every day.
I especially love that it is our thing that we are doing together.


Kris said...

Kerri, I am so excited for you and Brady. It is fun to watch your things grow, flower, and then develop fruit!! Gardening is good for the soul. I bet you have a bigger one next summer!!! Good luck!!!
PS That grass!!! So green and beautiful. Is that all your yard????
xo Kris

Gabe said...

Yeah! We love to watch things grow around here and container gardening is definitely way easier!

yaya said...

My Mom has a lemon tree and gets wonderful lemons from it and she lives in Chicago! I've been looking for one here but haven't had any luck. I've got all my herbs in pots this year and did raised beds for the first time...hoping all goes good with your garden and Brady will really love the produce he'll get from it!

Nicolle said...

I love your garden, and the fact that you painted those thrifted containers. That is so much fun. I have a lavendar plant that I love, but it's not looking too good. I can't seem to keep up with plants in this summer heat.
You got that cute garden cart for a steal, even at $1!
Love your beautiful yard too. Have a great weekend. xo

Holly said...

I wish I had a garden!

{cindy} said...

this is awesome kerri!!!
love the finds you had...and yes that was worth a dollar!:)
you guys are growing a lot of things. can't wait to see all the yummy things you make with them all!:)
dave is growing tomatoes and herbs. Aubrey goes out with him every day to check them and water cute!:)

Val said...

Looks great...your backyard is AMAZING!!

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