Our Instagram images for the week!
A quick sneak peak of this little beauty I photographed this weekend!
Doesn’t he just have the cutest little face?!!? So sweet!
Remember this little beauty from last summer?
Well, she is now 7 months old and I actually just did her sitting session this last weekend! She is still just as cute as can be, but I wanted to come back and share more of her newborn session before I put up a sneak peek of her sitting session (yes, still way behind on blogging!).
Remember this beautiful sunset maternity session sneak peek from the summer? I love this session – beautiful mom-to-be, family and sunset = gorgeous!
I thought I would do a quick garden update since it has been a month since the last update. To sum it up quickly, it is doing awesome and I am enjoying it so much (way more than I thought I would). It is seriously so rewarding!I ended up just taking out the melons I had planted (I don’t think they grow well here, and I should have known better, but it sounded like a good idea at the time!). The other things that are still up in the air whether they are going to take off or not are the green peppers and cucumbers. They definitely haven’t grown as much as the other stuff, but still hanging in there, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The lettuce is doing great and we are enjoying lots and lots of salads this summer. The peas have started growing too so that is a nice addition in our salads. All the other things we have growing, I’m hoping we will be able to start enjoying within the next couple of weeks! These were actually taken last weekend, and it has grown a ton more since then!
The monster tomato plant…seriously, I had no idea tomato plants got so big – it is taking over! We also have two more plants hanging in topsy turvies on our patio. We are going to have a ton of tomatoes here soon!
Broccoli and lettuce
Zucchini, peas and green peppers
Are you growing a garden? How is it doing this year? What is growing well for you?
So I decided this spring I wanted to attempt a garden this summer. I have no green thumb at all – I have a total of two plants in my house and honestly don’t know how they are still even alive. The only things I have in the flower beds around my house are self-sufficient little flowering bushes. But I thought this would be fun and a good project for the kids to see and to help out with too! So for Mother’s Day this year my husband built me a little raised garden. I read this gardening book which is about intensive and small space gardening and I thought it was great. I created my little garden plan and we headed to The Plant Farm. I decided that my very first year attempting a garden that I wanted to make sure some things grew, so I opted to buy plants starts. The kids and I did do a few seed starts inside the month before, but the only things that survived were the peas (which I’ve planted in my garden).
We have had an extremely cold spring so far – it has yet to reach 80 degrees (possibly supposed to hit that tomorrow which is 8 days PAST the old record of the longest time before hitting 80 degrees). Lots and lots of rain and hail storms too. And very little sun. Not sure this was the best spring to attempt my first garden. But it seems to be hanging in there OK. I planted zucchini (2 plants), sweet peppers (4 plants), melons (3 plants), peas (several from seed and two plants), strawberries (2 plants), variety of lettuce, cucumbers (2 plants), radishes, tomatoes (1 plant in garden and two in topsy turvies), winter squash (1 plant), and broccoli (4 plants). Then some magnolia flowers and Nasturtiums (by seed) for accents (and the book said those help pollinate and keep bugs at bay). The radishes have already died and my melons, cucumbers, and strawberries don’t look very well. Everything else seems to be growing though, so that is good! Really hoping the cucumbers end up surviving though!
Anyone have any gardening tips for this first time gardener here? What have you found grows really well? What isn’t worth the time? Any tips and/or suggestions you have, I’d love to hear! Hopefully I’ll be able to update in another month or so that my garden is continuing to grow and has started producing some things!
A couple images of my little garden (all taken with my iPhone)
3 weeks in
So amazing how much they change in a year. More from this one year portrait session coming soon!