Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend

Hope everyone had a great Easter and some nice weather. I ended up spending my Easter weekend in the veggie garden. Not much fun but I enjoyed it.

Have you seen a magnolia that looks like a shrub. Well I have about six magnolia's and they are all trees except this one. It doesn't even look like it wants to be a tree. It is getting ready to bloom - way before the magnolia trees.


The veggies are starting to pop up. This is butter beans planted by seeds on the 5th of April and they are looking good. It sure didn't take long for them to pop out.

I planted more seeds and plants this Easter weekend. I felt I needed to get everything into the ground before the 15th. I managed to get 65-70 hills from seed and plant this weekend alone.
This is what I have in my garden:
Butter beans, snap beans, peas, yellow and white squash, red yellow and green bell pepper, jalapeno, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, watermelon and cantalope. I probably left out something. I have a good variety.

This is all the flowers I have to show today. My new bed has taken a back seat to the veggie garden this week.
The weather here has turned out to be just beautiful. Plenty of sunshine. Everything around here is starting to pop out with the pleasant temps and rain and sun.
This time of year just makes you feel good.





17 comments:

Mildred said...

It sure is a great time of year! Oh, you make me hungry talking about all that you have planted. We have very good luck with bell peppers. Do you mostly eat yours raw or do you use them in casseroles etc.?

Dirt Princess said...

You sure did get a lot done this weekend. You will have lots of goodies soon

Kim and Victoria said...

This time of year certainly does make one feel good. I can't wait for my "weekend" so I can work in our garden.

Prospero said...

What kind of watermelon did you plant? I planted orangeglo (just cause it's orange, I guess).

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well there's nothing better than working in the garden--especially this time of year... Yours is coming along very well.

Is that a Magnolia shrub??? I've never heard of them...

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

EB said...

I think it just might be a magnolia grandiflora. Over here we treat them as well shrubs - kind of leaning against walls, not quite climbing. They get really huge - up to a 2nd storey - but over a long time (decades). But I could be completely wrong!

Becca's Dirt said...

Mildred - I cook bell pepper. I am not fond of the taste raw.

Prospero - I am not sure of what kind of watermelon. I'll check the packet when I get home this afternoon.

Betsy - I have never heard of nor have I seen a magnolia shrub. But it very definately has characteristics of a shrub.

bennie and patsy said...

We had rain and more rain for Easter. Your garden looks great, you did get a lot in the ground.
Patsy

TheWritersPorch said...

It looks like an in between of a Banana Shrub
and a Magnolia huh? I'll be down when you garden comes in!
Carol

Melanie said...

Sounds like a nice, relaxing, and fullfilling easter weekend to me! All of the growth looks great!

flydragon said...

I love that little magnolia shrub!! And as for your statement "This is all the flowers I have to show today"...haha, that looks like a whole heck of a lot to me since I still just have the daffys blooming:)
This is the second time I tried to post a comment but I guess the first one got lost. If you do get two, I apologize.

TRES BELLE said...

Becca,
I wanted to stop by and thank you for becoming a follower. Your garden looks great and those grandkids are darling. We are the Mamaw and Papaw to two darling (aren't they all) kids...Josh 7 and Isabella 3. We will be visiting with them this weekend.

Please feel free to stop by anytime and I'll do the same.

Kris

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It sure does sound like you had a busy day. That's a lot of planting. I've never seen a magnolia like that, is it an evergreen one? I hope you will show it in bloom!

deedee said...

Such a big garden and so much work but the rewards will be delicious

Susie said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful garden this year Becca.

I haven't seen a magnolia like that before.

Joanne said...

Becca You have been having a great time gardening hope you have had the nice weather we have been getting.

Joanne

Carla said...

It does make you feel good doesn't it?
Today is cool and sunny, and I don't have ANY obligations, so high ho high ho its out to dig I go...
(your garden looks great-I still have melons and squash to plant)