Monday, June 6, 2011

Perennials & Vegetable Gardens

I was very lucky with the house we bought when we moved to NY, although it was a total mess inside & outside, there were tons of perennials in the yards.  I have spent the last several years moving things around and transplanting into gardens since it was just thrown all over with no rhyme or reason.  I have learned a lot about gardening, both for flowers and vegetables and am still learning every summer!  Here are some pictures of some of the perennials I love in our yard, most were here but we have added a few here and there too.

Peonies! We have 3 varieties, dark pink, light pink & white - they all smell heavenly!

    Rhododendron                                                                                   Lupines

Poppies                                                                            Lilies

 Lilac (we have all 3 type, pale lavender, deep purple {showed you here} & this white)

Remember last summer on this post that I showed our new vegetable garden?  Well this year we decided to remove that HUGE Lilac for more room, we have rototilled everything & finally got the garden planted over the weekend.  We have sugar snap peas, 4 types of tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, green beans, & for the first time cantelope!  I am still working on an herb garden with cilantro, dill, parsley, basil, peppermint & chives.  Thanks to a friend who overbought strawberry plants I now have a small patch of strawberries to go along with all the other fruit bearers; our Cortland apple tree, 4 blueberry bushes, 4 grape vines, raspberries & blackberries! 

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