Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Garden Tours - Part 2

Today, I went to Hannah and Mrs. Girotti's house while Ben worked on their lawn mower. (He does small engine repair.) I toured Hannah's vegetable garden and Mrs. Girotti's flower garden. You can visit Hannah at Graceful Designs Cards and Mrs. Girotti at Mountain Musings.
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Hannah's Garden
Hannah has 2 large gardens. She is growing squash, zucchini, cucumbers, garlic, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, arugula, spinach, peppers, beans and parsnips. Herbs, berries and fruit complete her garden. The herbs consist of cilantro and basil. Hannah's berries are blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. The fruits that she raises are cantaloupe and watermelon.

Hannah was the one who gave me the suggestion of putting up peas on chicken wire. She uses chicken wire with posts for a fence around each garden. She has a lot of trouble with deer trying to eat her produce, and the chicken wire helps to stop them. Thank you, Hannah, for allowing me to tour your garden!
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Mrs. Girotti's Flower Garden
Mrs. Girotti plants flowers around Hannah's garden. Yarrow, lavender, cat mint, coneflowers and wild blue indigo decorate the outside of the vegetable garden. However, she does not limit her flowers to the garden alone. Mrs. Girotti planted some flowers around the outside of the house and porch. She has more lavender, different colored petunias, begonias, geraniums, and pansies.

Mrs. Girotti enjoys antiques. She creatively planted her flowers in an old wheelbarrow, a watering can and a metal tub. You can view more of her pictures at her blog. Thank you for showing me your flowers, Mrs. Girotti!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, Anna, for such a delightful and very kind post of our gardens. We loved having you here. ~ Mrs. G

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  2. Anna, it was an honor to have you come tour my garden! It was also good to see you during the week. I am enjoying your garden tour posts so far and look forward to seeing more of other people's work and creativity.

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  3. Wonderful posts. Your pictures are beautiful, and your descriptions of the gardens are great!

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