June 26, 2015

Mom's 'Garden'

Now, Mom doesn't currently have a traditional garden. In our house in PA (a lot of the pictures we post of the nice big, green grassy yard are of my dad's parents house in NJ and not my and Mom's house in PA) there are too many critters who like to snack on plants for any such thing to be a success. So, Mom sticks to having plants on the deck of the house!

As soon as you come to the top of the steps (about...oh...13 of them) you see our front door!

Hello there and welcome to our deck!

It's nothing super special...but Mom tries to dress it up with pretty things. Like the welcome flag, the two mini rose bushes and the hanging basket of superbells.



She loves this basket...the orange and yellow flowers are so pretty! The mini roses she and her mom got from WalMart a month ago, and boy oh boy are they growing well! There are no flowers on them right now (it already flowered once a few weeks ago)...but since Mom was on top of things and plucked off all the dead heads...


We are getting fresh buds! There are currently about three on each plant that Mom can see. Maybe next Friday she'll be able to show you the pretty color of the roses that bloom!

But those aren't all the plants Mom has on the deck. Standing at the top of the stairs, if you turn your head to the right...


You see she has lots more!


Some pretty potted coleus...this plant should also be blooming soon!

She also grows some eatables on the deck!


Some green peppers...


Three pots of cherry tomatoes (her favorites! She loves to snack on them!)... 


 and some green and yellow zucchini (can you see the baby yellow zucchini!?)

And of course, more flowers.


Like these dahlia with LOTS of buds to bloom again.
And then there's her little corner set-up.


A few dusty miller plants, some dianthus flowers, some delicious basil...


A closer look at the dianthus...aren't they pretty?


She also has a little pot of pretty red geraniums!

((Wes' Mom note:  I know dahlias and geraniums are toxic to dogs...and they would both be gone should Wesley show any interest in them. He has never even stopped to look at any of the plants on the deck. Despite that, when we are on the deck, I DO keep a close eye just in case!))


On the round table Mom has her bowl of more fresh herbs.


Oregano, thyme, parsley and more basil.


And that's pretty much Mom's 'Garden'. Next Friday maybe she'll be able to show you how pretty those roses and the dahlia's bloom! 




13 comments:

  1. Wow - your deck is absolutely gorgeous, Wesley! You have pretty colorful flowers and herbs and edibles! You have it all!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  2. Hey Wesley!
    Wow, your Mom has a really great green thumb! Very pretty and you look super today. My mom has trouble with PA critters eating her plants too. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  3. OMD....Our Mama's mouth is drooling at the thought of Jersey tomatoes!! Mama grew up and lived in NJ for most of her life and just loves Jersey tomatoes!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  4. Your mom had done a great job with what she can to keep the critters from eating everything.

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  5. Everything looks so pretty! Unfortunately I like to eat everything so mom did not plant any flowers in the pots this year
    hugs
    Mabel
    Bailey & Hazel too

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  6. Wow! Your mum must have a green thumb. (And SHE says, a dog that doesn't rip stuff up.) It looks beautiful.

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  7. I think your mom does a beautiful job with the flowers on the deck! And by the way, my mom would LOVE to have a nice deck! We have a decent yard, but no deck - guess we always want what we don't have. LOL

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  8. Boy Howdy Wesley..... Your mom had done a super duper job of making that deck look VERY Pretty and DELICIOUS...

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  9. Hi Wesley and thank you so much for popping over to my blog to wish me a happy blogaversary. OMDS you will never believe this but today my peeps went to a family reunion and OMDS mom told me her cousin has a 15 year old miniature Poodle named Mickey. He was absolutely adorable. Her cousin says he doesn't hear very well but he gets around like a champ and has a darling Poodle prance.
    Hugs madi your new best feline friend furever

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  10. PS you mom's garden is beautiful
    Hugs madi

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  11. OMD, your Moms garden is FABulous!!! Better than Ma's!!! Really! She's got a brown thumb! She usually gets her plants on clearance, because she doesn't know what she's gonna kill or not! hehehehe
    Oh, watch out for that zucchini!!!! Ours is gonna eat our whole house!!!! Ma's gonna show you the bounty so far...it's crazy!!! Ma's thinkin' of sneakin' around the neighborhood leaving zucchini's on doorsteps! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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