Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Week in the Garden and Coop

It has been a busy week in the garden and coop. We had three trees removed and the rest of our trees trimmed. We had to take out two of the old orange trees that my husband's grandma had planted but they were damaging our driveway so they had to go and we figured they were at least 40 years old. It was time. We still have three smaller orange trees, so plenty for our picking.

garden along coop fence, week in the garden and coop

All of my squash that I decided to plant early, is blooming like crazy and some are setting fruit. This is a baby round zucchini.

week in the garden and coop, small round baby zucchini

We brought home two new chickens last week. I will do a post on them. Their coop entrance however is decorated for spring.

week in the garden and coop, flowers at coop entrance, cottage garden

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday and the kids hunted for eggs in the front yard. The nasturtiums have been just gorgeous this year. As the weather warms up they will fade but they have been prettier this year than ever.

week in the garden and coop, spring cottage garden, nasturtiums, white roses, garden gnome

The blueberry plants I have are two years old now. I mulched around them with compost and peat moss because they are acid loving. It seems they liked it because they have set lots of fruit this year.

spring blueberries


  1. Wow! What beautiful blooms you have..food and flowers. I am still a few weeks before I can plant the garden.

  2. Beautiful green garden Elaine! Spring is such a wonderful time to be in the garden and coop! xox

  3. Wish I had those fresh blueberries to put in my evening smoothies.

  4. I still can't get over your SoCal garden at this time of the year. Roses and nasturtiums already!

  5. Wow! where do you live that your garden is growing so amazing this early in the year? I am green with envy:)

  6. Elaine, your yards are looking so fabulous! I won't do any planting until we get back from New Orleans.
    I love looking at yours though!
    xo kris

  7. Beautiful and can't wait to garden more!

  8. Ohhhh, your plants are so inspiring to me! I just moved into a new house last year, with NO greenery. I planted some veggies, flowers and vines from seedlings, and they are just now springing out of the ground. I am anxiously awaiting for the place to start looking lush and beautiful!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog from a Sustainable Bloggers meet up and thought I would stop by and say! It would totally make my day if you stopped by my blog sometime.. or better yet, keep in touch!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com