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Spring Gardening March 23, 2014

Filed under: The Urban Garden Space — dianatierney3 @ 1:22 pm
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Now that we know that we will be staying put at least through the summer I gave in to my gardening itch and began to rebuild my little garden. It’s not lofty or exceedingly ambitious. Just some basic staples to get me through my farming fix.

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In this photo we have golden and regular zucchini growing. Most people grow zucchini for the vegetable…I grow it for the flowers. They are excellent sauteed with garlic and olive oil.

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My own little Alice in Wonderland/Doctor Who mash up guarding my chamomile and daffodil flower bed.

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My little turtle here is surveying my 3 heirloom tomatoes and basil plant. I love heirloom vegetable, tomatoes, they taste better and are far different from what you find at the grocery stores. Which makes growing the vegetables all the more fun.

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My little fairy garden shaded by my artichoke plants and surrounded by swiss chard which at present seems to be the king of the garden bed.

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What Italian garden is complete without at least one fennel plant?

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My sapling fig tree. One day I will have gorgeous figs…

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And how can I garden without my little helpers?