Favorite backyard garden pictures of 2010

Happy 2011!  It’s getting cold outside, and the garden is pretty much hibernating. We’re growing some cool weather greens and herbs, but our efforts will soon shift to getting seeds ready for spring.  Santa was good to us this year with new toys for the garden. I gave Blair a rainwater collection barrel and watering wand, and his parents gave us a pop-up greenhouse, rain gauge, and outdoor thermometer. We are ready for the new year!

To say good-bye to 2010, we’ll leave you with some of our favorite garden pictures (with special appearances from Maya and Butters). Some are repeats; others were never posted. If you want more 2010 garden pics, they’re all posted on our Picasa site.

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A pot of "black gold"

Hard to believe that everything was manageable at one point this spring

Onion flower

Broccoli

Beets

Beautiful to look at; tough to stomach

Potatoes, basil, and funky carrots

Costoluto Genovese tomato

The biggest tomato plant we've ever grown - Costoluto Genovese

Farmville cat does not actually like to farm

Anacacho orchid tree

Bees feed off the anacacho orchid tree

Butterball sleeping on duty

Cat nip

Cat nip randomly started growing in our garden; the cats found it

Double digging

Double digging the beds for late summer/fall

Summer squash

Summer squash and its beautiful yellow flowers

Eggplant burgers

Eating the fruits of our labor

Minorcan datil peppers

Minorcan datil peppers, a.k.a. hot

My favorite picture of Butterball in 2010

An unflattering picture of Maya in 2010

Purple hyacinth bean vine

One of my favorite plants to stare at - purple hyacinth bean vine

Green beans

A spider built a huge web outside our bedroom window

Corn

My lovely grandparents

We were thankful for our garden, cats, family, and friends this year and are excited to start 2011. Thanks for reading our blog in its first year and leaving your advice/questions. We love it!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kathy on January 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    It makes me happy to read your blog. Thanks for writing it! I will try to update you on my seed growing escapades.

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  2. Posted by Pat on January 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Happy New Year! May all your endeavors bear fruit in 2011!

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  3. You have inspired me to grow some veggies too. Today I bought some wood at Home Depot to make the garden bed. I will be asking you guys for some advice soon. Happy New Year!

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  4. Posted by Maryanne on January 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Great pics….your garden in 2010 was amazing. I’m sure 2011 will be even better as you experiment and learn more.

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  5. That is a beautiful, magical garden. Awesome assortment of pictures and delicious lookin’ crops. I feel like I’m there and it’s a good place to be 🙂

    Reply

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