Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The GARDEN of EGAN

Needs to WARM up.
Immediately.
If not sooner.





I made this bench years ago.
It might look flimsy because it is.
It might look Redneck I'm OK with that.
But it was barnwood from my Grandpa's farm heaven on earth.
It brings such comforting memories for me.
I love it.

Howie built these raised beds about 11 years ago for our vegetable garden. I love them! It makes gardening so much easier.

"No Gigi and Mildred....I am not eating tomatoes yet.
But I'm not bitter or anything!"

I have never planted a garden this late in the year ever. It's been so cold, I don't know what we'll get.
We planted cantalope today under black mulch....such an idiot optimist.
Maybe we'll have a really HOT HOT summer and fall.
Pretty please!!!!?????
The daily highs of 65 degrees is not gonna cut it!



Thank you again Barney and Della.
The plants from Willard Bay Gardens are so gorgeous!

32 comments:

lifeinredshoes said...

Such a crazy year for weather? Makes me wonder if next year we'll have a drought?
Our highs have only been in the mid 70's, the flowers and tomatoes are finally starting to come around!
And raised beds...the ONLY way to go:)

Fresh Garden said...

The blogger above had said what I wanted to say... I'm a bit slow, sometimes...

M-Cat said...

It's looking fantastic - coming along nicely!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Well, all your flowers look amazing!!! You have a great setup!!

g.suzie said...

Oh, I see you have already taken
the Master Gardner class!
Your yard looks wonderful...
We'll be up for a tour!

Kristina P. said...

Sure looks pretty!

Mildred said...

We should be able to work out a deal - Gigi and I will give you some of Georgia's heat!!!

Your flowers are beautiful. I love that your bench has special memories of your Grandpa. I really love your rock garden.

I hope you'll have some warmer temps for the veggies. Have a great day Tauna.

gigi said...

You yard is so so pretty. I love that you are taking pictures and Howie is working in the garden. How lucky you are to have that wood from your GRANDpa and you are so cleaver to have made a bench out of it.
Sorry about just now planting your garden. I really hope you can harvest something by the end of the summer besides just snowballs.

Nancy Face said...

Love these pictures! The barnwood bench is such a wonderful treasure!

Daily highs of 65 degrees? Wow, that's like many days during our winters here!

Julie Harward said...

Well, some years (like the last two) all we can do is hope. It's the same here too! I am moving to St. George! ;D

tammy said...

I love that you made that bench yourself, and from the old barn wood. I wished I'd realized how much I loved old wood before my Grandpa's old shed got torn down. Makes me sad I didn't get any.

What is up with the weather? I love that it's been a little late heating up for us, but I know it's hard on you guys up north.

just call me jo said...

Your yard is so green and beautiful. I wish I could share some of our 108 degree heat today with you. Just some... My garden is burning up. My tomatoes split in the heat and get all yucky. Love the bench and its sentiment. Plant on!

Connie said...

Your yard looks gorgeous...good enough for a wedding reception!

Maybe the growing season will extend until Christmas!

Only Girl said...

OK looks like you and suzie are both master gardeners. Looks great. And I think you are a perfectionist also!!! Im still waiting for warm weather. :)
Miss you and your funny stories!

LKP said...

UBER luv this! :)

LKP said...

...especially those raised garden beds! ::hugs::

Kim said...

Looking absoulutely gorgeous! I'll pray for warmer weather, your way.

Everyday that goes with no news is a good day. I'm hanging in there.

Lesa said...

I don't think you are the only one just getting their garden in...hang in there, it will get warmer!!

Connie said...

Your yard is looking beautiful...I am with you though, some warmer weather would be nice. My hanging baskets are just sitting there begging for some warmth.

ain't for city gals said...

Hey girl...just catching up. On the tats...I volunteer at our funky little food bank and honestly...the tats I see. I have to tell myself..."Don't judge, Sheryl"..lol...take care..warm up soon!

Kazzy said...

I think that bench is terrific! Anything that holds all of those great memories can only be wonderful.

I want tomatoes so bad after seeing Gigi's blog!!!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Idaho is just cold, like the last 2 summers, but your garden is absolutely glorious! You are going to have a lovely reception, I know. I'm praying for that pink zinnia!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

My hubby is SUCH a farm boy. He won't do boxes, he says he likes to see the rows in the ground.

Cantelope?? Wow, let me know how that works out! And don't worry, we got our garden plated late too.

P.S. I happen to love your bench.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sweet silly woman I would trade your 65's for our 100's any day of the year. hahahaha
Your garden is beautiful and I do love your bench too. More so after reading where the wood came from.
Would be great to have those raised beds too. I tried veggies in pots this year and this was fun.
We are in the longest drought I can remember and it is starting to be kind of scary. No rain in sight either.
Hope it warms up really fast and you have a hot fun summer
Love
Maggie

Heather said...

Your garden looks amazing! I love the bench made from your grandpa's farm!

I haven't planted anything this year yet. We are going through a lot of changes. That is why I have been away from blogging. Hopefully I can blog about it soon!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow..beautiful! and I see you follow Kristina Werner's blog...I actually used to work with her! She' a creative genius and nice to beet..great combination..

Now think SUMMER thoughts! Or we could trade with my sister in Lake Havasu AZ..it's bout 106 there....

Donna said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog.....it is wonderful to meet you...
And I love your blog...I live in the desert, our high today was 95 and it is because of a cold front...no kidding. So I don't garden much because it is too hot!!

Yvonne said...

Everything is looking beautiful. Oh I wish I had your green thumb and your creativity.

Hope you get warmer weather SOON.

Holly said...

Everything is so beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE the planted/stacked planters!! And I believe the bench could be classified as Shabby Chic... therefore... totally STYLIN'!
((HUGS))

Farmer Gal said...

I love your bench. Love what it means for you.

Our garden is in super late this year... We also just planted canteloupe the other day. It's going to be interesting to see what does or doesn't grow!

wendy said...

Your yard is looking Gorgeous. I LOVE that bench....
We want to do raised beds for the garden too.........not this year. too many other things that need getting done.
Too many things...NOT enough good days of weather to get them done.
We have been cool too. RAINY

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The flowers are so pretty. Love that bench and how awesome that it is from your grandpa's farm. Well you will have great veggies in the late summer when everyone else will have none!