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Our Veggie Garden

Just writing a post about our vegetable garden.  I have been sick with a summer cold and I haven't felt like doing anything.
My wonderful hubby created  our garden space.  He made it squirrel proof by adding wire mesh under the garden beds and whole garden and filling in with decomposed granite.
The next thing he added was a shock wire to the top of the  fence.  It will just stun the little critters.
The first year we had a garden with no fencing, we had lovely lettuce growing and when I looked the next day, it was like a lawn mower came through.  Those squirrels had a feast.

Isn't the entrance cute?

I hope we get some nice tomatoes this year.

Gotta have some basil.

Zucchini for that that awesome stir fry.
The Paderno Spiralizer is amazing! My husband even likes zucchini now, made into spagetti like shapes.

Some colorful flowers to make the garden pretty. I love petunias.

These are carrots.  They were from last year's garden.  They were very small, so I just let them go.
I didn't realize they grow so tall and have blossoms....Who knew?  LOL

Walkway leading to our veggie garden.  Of course my husband created all of the retaining walls and pavers.

Multi-talented.....and so handy.  Great job honey!

If we painted the pavers yellow, we could have a yellow brick road, or path.
Well, that's it for now...
Just about ready to reveal Patti's new blog design.
Stay tuned!

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  1. What a beautiful Garden!! All the hard work done by your hubby looks to be paying off! :)

  2. The entrance is very cute..and what beautiful paths and walls..He is a keeper:-)

  3. Beautiful Linda. I am coveting your Bobcat. I have some work for it to do here. We have a vege garden this year but it has been so wet that things are not popping up like they should. gloomy and damp again today. Pray for sun.

  4. AnonymousJune 19, 2014

    What a gorgeous garden! Better Homes & Gardens worthy, in my opinion!

    And with all that basil and tomatoes, I see much pesto and caprese salad in your future. Wish I lived close enough to pop by for lunch.

    I'm loving what you're doing with my blog. You are awesome!


  5. Ahh everything looks good! Lucky you having veges that far along. I hope your cold goes away soon! The gated entry is very cute!

  6. What a beautiful garden! You'll be having lots of wonderful veggies in no time!

  7. Lovey garden. I love able to picking tomatoes right from your own garden. Your husband did a great job and wall and pavers......

  8. Looks beautiful, and like the result of a lot of work! Your tomatoes are at least a foot taller than ours. Can't wait to get a warm-from-the sun tomato from our garden! Nothing better. :-)

  9. Don't cha just love our men, who enjoy riding around in little bulldozers, like little boys, but doing a MAN'S JOB? FOR US? teeeee.....Linda, your garden is fabulous. We too have some fierce squirrels, and we just let them come and sit down on a little wire bench I put up in the tree. The worst they do here is bring in their acorns and eat themselves sick and leave behind the husks, but with our torrential rains yesterday, two squirrels planted themselves INSIDE of our covered entrance and CRIED so loudly! Oh but your garden is lush with yummy things to add to your table. Thank you for this inspiring post! Big hugs, Anita

  10. Wow! Linda, your veggie garden is wonderful and I like all your photos! There's nothing better than FRESH vegetables straight from the garden. Those cherry tomatoes that are warm from the sunshine are my favorite.

    I hope you have a fun weekend planned. We are in the midst of house construction so there will be lots of dust and no gardening for me .. ;)


  11. Love your garden, Linda, and what a sweet hubby! I'm still thinking of getting a spiralizer, but wonder if I'd use it enough.
    Hope your cold is getting better, sweet friend! xo

  12. Hi Linda, Your veggie garden is wonderful and the carrot blooms look a bit like yarrow.
    The retaining wall and pavers is gorgeous. Your hubby did an incredible job. I know the work involved as we have a brick retaining wall around the backside of our pool and just did a flagstone side patio.
    We have some trouble making squirrels too. Your garden is an inspiration. Love it
    Have a nice weekend.

  13. We don't have a vegetable garden, but if we did I would want your husband to engineer it!!! Wow! He's thought of everything! You should have lots of fresh goodies for the table all summer and into the fall!

    I really hope you get to 100% soon. That cold has been hanging on for awhile. :-(

  14. The garden is beautiful. And yes, your hubby is quite handy and talented!!

  15. You have a beautiful garden.

  16. Linda, what a cute entrance to your garden. Your hubby did good to keep those squirrrels out of the garden. I have bunnies (caught in the act) nibbling on my plants. I can't believe the bunnies ate my Yarrow plants. Yuck. LOL

  17. Beautiful veggie garden and loved the matching watering cans.
    Everything is perfect right down to the last detail and last flower on every plant.
    You hubby looks a great guy and has a kind face - would loveto have a beer with him and a drive in that digger.

    Hope you are feeling better now ~ Eddie :)


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