Milam Garden

Our garden’s progression…

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Here is a shot of the space below our house when we first moved in…a work shop and horse shoe pits.
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We knew we wanted a garden so first step was to dig up the horse shoe pits and put in raised beds. Bob brought water lines to each bed. Then he marked out space for a paver circle in the center. We jokingly called it the crop circle.
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Completed crop circle.
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First seeds popping in the beds, summer 2014.

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Next, he built a pergola to provide some shade. In the summer it is easily between 90 – 100 degrees in this area.
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Slowly but surely we began to see greenery.

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Fall 2014
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My first time growing cauliflower and broccoli

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From 100 degrees in the summer to freak snow storm in the winter! Very unusual for this area.
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Bob’s next project was to build a little fence in the front of the garden…no purpose other than we thought we might like it.
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Just need to paint it now.

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Can’t wait to grow things up on the fence.

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Garden lights put in and elfin and woolly thyme planted in between the flagstone.

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Rampicante squash…these grew up close to 30 inches, very prolific.
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After two seasons we have finally figured out, one tomatillo plant needs one whole bed to itself.

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Sunflowers peeking over the fence…see, this is why we needed a fence!
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Zinnias everywhere…
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Zinnias and black eyed susans growing up into the bottle tree.  Love my bottle tree!
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Bells of Ireland in honor of my Irish heritage.
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Lisianthus have been outrageous this year, what an awesome flower to grow in your garden, so delicate and a good continuous bloomer.
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Rainbow chard, one of my favorite things to grow, so beautiful when the sun shines through it.

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Random garden art car with a giraffe driving, why not…
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I think I like this better than dirt and horse shoe pits.

2 thoughts on “Milam Garden

  1. Wow. What a beautiful garden! I’m so happy for you (and proud, too) that you are able to follow your heart and spend more time with your family.

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