I cannot believe how beautiful the garden is looking...and how simple it has really been! (Especially when you consider the start!) We haven't had any veggies yet (though we did get a couple of strawberries!) and the flowers have been a bit sporadically haggard...but overall the yard looks better than ever! To gloat a bit more, I've decided to share some of my photos with you, I hope you enjoy!

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The front garden bed is still doing remarkably well, though I have been pulling grass out once a week (and it's still a bit untidy--oh well)
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Our tomatoes are looking fantastic! The early girl in the front has a little bunch of vine tomatoes growing, and this monster beefsteak is large and in charge. We also have tomatoes growing in a container--in CO, this is pretty exciting!
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We finally have some sunflowers budding in the little bed behind the veggie garden! They are almost as tall as the annual salvia already! The gladiolus bulbs are so strong, I can't wait to see them all flower, and if I've timed it correctly, maybe they'll flower alongside the sunflowers! (What luck!)
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Roses on the side of the house are my favorite to cut and place in a little vase on my kitchen table. They are plentiful enough that I don't feel guilty about cutting flowers, and they are just so pretty! (Especially since there's nothing else planted back there)
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I really can't believe how enormous the zucchini is!! We have at least four little zucchini growing, and the thing just keeps on blooming! It has seriously dwarfed the cantaloupe and watermelon planted nearby, but those little guys have flowers and so hopefully we'll get some fruit soon! In the meantime, I need to find a good zucchini bread recipe!
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The poppy is still surviving, with some new buds about to bloom..the marigolds have done very well, spreading only a little, and the Shasta daisy is bigger, but still flowerless
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Peppers galore! We'll soon be swimming in them from the looks of these healthy plants!
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I am so happy to see my roses in bloom! I transplanted this little guy at the end of the summer last year, and it's doing so well! I just love the hot pink color of the flowers beside the yellow marigold.
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The butterfly bush is blooming!!! I'll keep my camera ready for flutterbies!

I've been pleased at how very little we've had to do to get the garden in ship-shape! The bf has been dutifully watering every night, and I've been weeding about once a week (sometimes more often if it bothers me enough). Sometimes if I've let the weeds take over, I'll take a hoe and stir the dirt to make it easier to remove the weeds. All in all, definitely worth the minimal effort..and pretty soon, we'll be swimming in vegetables! I've just planted a few button bells in some of the empty places, so hopefully those sprout soon!




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