I am not a gardener. I would truly like to be. Every year I peruse dozens of plant catalogs, wander my yard thinking what I'd like to plant where, I try, I really do. I drool over threads like this, with beautiful gardens.
Usually my stuff dies. No matter what I do, how or where I plant it, it dies. Once in a while I get lucky. One year I put squash in my flower bed and I had it running out my ears all summer. Last year I planted a bunch of sweet peppers in pots and they did pretty well. But the only thing I can consistently grow is tomatoes. We have a grape vine that I have managed enough grapes off of to make jelly ONE TIME in 14 years. Everyone raved about how good it was. My strawberry jam is marvelous, but people have to bring me the berries. The plants grow fine, but the slugs, turtles, rabbits always beat me to the fruit. We have 4 peach trees, 4 blueberry bushes, and a plum tree. We have gotten one plum one time off the tree. We might actually have some blueberries this year, but no doubt the squirrels will get all the green peaches again.
I SHOULD have the gardening gene built in. My mom always had a half acre garden when I was growing up and I was always helping her do something. She had racks and racks of canned goods in the basement and was always giving stuff away. My grandmother has a 3 acre iris garden with literally thousands of varieties that she sells. Everyone in our area knows about it, total strangers are amazed to find out I am part of that family. But I fail. I will keep trying, but I am not holding out much hope, lol. Still, if I have any luck, I will post it here. I will try to take pics of what I do have if it ever stops raining.
ETA, I do have the most fantastic hostas! They grow HUGE and take over half my sidewalk. Oddly enough, they are in full sun, where they aren't supposed to grow well or at all. I guess they took pity on me.
"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"
Last edited by apachiedragon; 05-19-2013 at 10:49 AM.