Garden Photos forum: My first veggie and herb garden.

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Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan
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sundina
Dec 9, 2013 11:04 PM CST
Hello everyone!

My name is Amy and I have been lurking on this site for quite some time now. I found this wonderful website earlier this year and have been slowly contributing some of my garden photos to the plant database. Now that it's winter here in Michigan I was reviewing some of my pictures from this year so that I can start planning for next season. Here are some of my favorites from this season. Enjoy!

How it all began:
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I added a path and a little more space:
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Things are getting bigger!:
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Some herbs hanging out in my pocket:
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One of the nasturtiums:
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Cherry Berry tomatoes are coming in:
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Yellow tomatoes getting ripe:


My rain gauge with the herbs in the background:
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One of my bigger harvests:
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A mound of morning glories on the fence:
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The jungle toward the end of the season (late September):
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Lastly, my favorite early autumn surprise, the pineapple sage bloomed:
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It was a lot of fun, very rewarding, and I can't wait to get started again next season.

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 10, 2013 9:27 AM CST
Its a wonderful space,so neat and tidy.
Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan
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sundina
Dec 10, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Thanks! It was very neat and tidy at the beginning of the season, but I just let mother nature do her thing toward the end. I plan on expanding a bit next year, adding two more raised beds, and moving my herbs to another location. The biggest thing I learned was how big some of those plants can get. I was surprised with the Pineapple sage, I did not expect it to turn into a rather large-ish shrub.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Dec 10, 2013 10:47 AM CST
Hi Amy, Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Looks like you had a very successful, and productive season! Beautiful harvest! Glad to see that you had so much success with the Pineapple Sage too. I love this plant, and so do the Hummingbirds! Yes, it can get huge! Those Morning Glories are gorgeous! Drooling
Great job! Thumbs up
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Dec 10, 2013 11:31 AM CST

Plants Admin

Fantastic looking garden space you got going on over there. And yeah, first few times growing some things can be a real eye opener in terms of coming to grips with the amount of space you may need.


AND....


Welcome, welcome, welcome to ATP.
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Dec 16, 2013 10:23 PM CST
Stunning!
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Dec 27, 2013 3:18 PM CST
Welcome! Amy,

Your garden is great! Very healthy and lush. Love the rain gauge.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 27, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Hi Amy! Welcome! Glad you found us! What a nice garden space! And I'm with Joanne, I love that rain gauge! Smiling
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2014 2:07 PM CST
It all looks so great!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Amy, what is the round black metal framework in the first photo? Is is something your repurposed or did it come like that?

Love your new garden. Great accomplishment! :nodding:
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Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan
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sundina
Feb 12, 2014 8:46 PM CST
SongofJoy said:Amy, what is the round black metal framework in the first photo? Is is something your repurposed or did it come like that?



The black round thing is actually a firewood ring that wasn't in use during the summer. I laced some garden twine back and forth across it kind of like a spiderweb so that some of my snap peas could climb it.

And thank you everyone for the compliments. Smiling I can't wait for this growing season to start; this winter has been so harsh and I'm getting a bit of cabin fever.

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2014 5:15 AM CST
Love repurposing. Great one for the firewood ring. nodding
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 21, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Nice garden
I to am looking forward to spring.
Lived in Michigan near Detroit several years , miss the greenhouses . Michigan use to have so many great greenhouses to visit and get plants, a great winter escape.
Sad none here in central Indiana just snow and dreams of spring.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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