This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

garden aerial


The flowers from my big Norway Maple have fallen all over everything. A carpet of green on a rainy day.

aerial views of my home vegetable garden



Blogger Robot Mom's Garden said...

Thats pretty neat looking, it makes it look like everything is already up and growing!!

May 06, 2009 10:19 AM

Blogger Cynthia said...

I bet that makes for an easy natural mulch though! :D I have a gigantic pine tree in my backyard so whenever it gets windy my beds are covered in pine. It's good for my blueberries but I think it's making my soil too acidic for everything else...

May 06, 2009 11:19 AM

Blogger Happyflower said...

I am so jealous! I just got a piece of land to rent this weekend,as my whole yard doesn't get enough sun to grow veggies. Your photos are amazing and your dog looks like my Newfoundland puppy!

May 06, 2009 11:44 AM

Blogger Sheila said...

At first I thought they were all seedling popping up! Soon!

May 06, 2009 11:51 AM

Blogger jezibels said...

I thought they were all seedlings too! I wouldnt be surprised as it seems your always a step ahead! ;)

May 06, 2009 3:58 PM

Blogger Becca's Dirt said...

Nice view. The gardens look great. Can't wait to see the produce.

May 06, 2009 4:20 PM

Anonymous Grow and Tell said...

That's a cozy looking garden! Mine looks more like a production farm. :-)

May 06, 2009 5:01 PM

Blogger Dan said...

I was just going to say you must have maples. We have the same ones out back, first you clean up flowers, then immature seeds, then mature seeds and finally all their fallen leafs. Such a joy!

May 06, 2009 6:19 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

Norway Maples make PA's invasive plant list. One of the first things I did when we bought our house was rid our backyard, neighborhood, and state of the biggest invader I hope ever to see in my garden.

May 07, 2009 8:12 PM

Blogger Anna said...

I enjoy your blog. How do you get the aerial garden shots?

May 07, 2009 9:31 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Anna, I lean out the window...

Wayne, Have you been really involved in limiting this plant? Congrat's! How about MA next. The proclivity of this tree is phenomenal! I imagine how beautiful an oak would be.

Dan, The worst of the Norway is pulling the seedlings. Leaves, flowers and seeds are fine.

May 07, 2009 10:04 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

Kathy--- I have only taken out one large one Norway Maple, but as in this case always talk about how they are invasive. My neighbor has one so I am still killing seedlings.

May 08, 2009 4:20 AM


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