My Garden

We have a huge vegetable garden in our yard and every year we grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables.

The remainder of the yard is slowing being converted to a flower garden. My secret goal is get rid of most of the lawn.

I love to plant California Poppies and grow different varieties of Thyme.

In 2015, I added the following plants:

  • Juncus spiralis, water sedge
  • Liatris spicata Floristan Violet (Blazing Star)
  • 'Snowflake' Moss Phlox
  • Six Hills Giant Catmint
  • John Cabot Hardy Rose
  • 'Red Heart' Hens and Chicks Sempervivum Hybrid
  • Alpine strawberry
  • Viola, Sorbet Mix
  • Forget Me Nots
  • Pinata Mix Sweet Peas and Jet Set Mix Sweet Peas (Dwarf variety)
  • Zebra Iris
  • We grew a Citronella plant - it makes awesome mosquito repellent.
  • Orange Symphony Osteopermum
  • Peachleaf Bellflower
  • Bingo Yellow with Blotch Pansies
  • Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
  • 'Butterfly Kisses' Coneflower
  • 'Tiny Rubies' Dianthus
  • Silver Nettle Vine
  • Rudbeckia, Indian Summer
  • 'Arizona Sun' Gaillardia
  • Columbine Ancolie, McKana Giant Hybrids
  • Catnip

Herbs

  • Blue Borage
  • Orange Scented Thyme
  • Nutmeg thyme
  • More Woolly Thyme
  • Red creeping Thyme
  • Doone Valley Thyme
  • Lemon scented Thyme
  • White Moss Thyme
  • Tabor Thyme
  • Elfin Thyme
  • 'Strawberry' Mint, Mentha piperita
  • Peppermint
  • English mint
  • 'Grapefruit' Mint
  • Fruit Cocktail Mint
  • Applemint

Vegetable Garden

  • 'Redstart' Pepper, Capiscum annuum
  • Modern Early Cucumber
  • Sweet yellow corn
  • Leeks
  • Oh-So-Sweet Corn
  • Parris Island Cos Lettuce (West Coast Seed)
  • Paris Cos Lettuc
  • Extra Triple Curled Parsley
  • Scarlet Nantes Carrots
  • Little Finger Carrots
  • Purple Vienna Kohl rabi
  • Sugar Dady Snap Peas (West Coast Seeds)
  • Sugar Snap Peas (McKenzie Seeds)

I also added Blue Fescue grass, we shall see how it appears in 2016.


In 2014, I added the following plants:

  • True Blue Pansies
  • Burning Bush
  • tenderlong imperator carrots
  • Double Delight Raspberry
  • Delosperma Hybrid 'Jewel of Desert Arnet' Ice Plant
  • Echinacea purpurea PowWow Wild Berry coneflower
  • Elfin thyme
  • Jersey Giant Asparagus
  • Lilium longiflorium; easter lily
  • Etera Sedum Tile

In 2013, we grew:

  • Sugar snap peas
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Tomatoes - of course
  • millions of sunflowers
  • corn
  • potatoes
  • yellow wax beans
  • scarlet runner beans
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • beets
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • rhubarb
  • zucchinni
  • giant purple flowering onions
  • celery - green and red
  • dill - it just appears on its own
  • woolly thyme, french thyme, pink flowering thyme, and silver lemon thyme
  • sorrel, rosemarry, hyssop, chives (garlic and onion), red onions, and green onions
  • Mexican sour gherkins
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Orange mint
  • Angelica
  • scented geraniums
  • Thai Basil
  • Lavendar
  • Sweet Basil
  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums

In 2012, we grew:

  • Henry Hudson Rose (White)
  • Asiatic Lily - ORange Pixie zone 2
  • Perennial Sage Salvia nemorosa
  • Fiedlio Gladiolus
  • Bluecrop Blueberry Zone 3 3' x 3'
  • Modern Sunrise Rose Zone3 pink/yellow
  • Golden Elderberry Zone 3 8-10' tall
  • Madame de PAris Gladiols 8-12' tall
  • Sedum reflexum 'Angelina' xone 3 full sun - on hill
  • Cobweb Hens & Chicks Sempervivum arachnoideum
  • Northland Blueberry zone3 (cdn tire)
  • Dragon's Blood Stonecrop Sedum spurium 'Roseum'
  • Georgia Blue Veronica zone 4 sun/part shade
  • Northcountry Blueberry Zone 4 full sun - part shade 2.5' x 3'
  • Beaked Hazelnut Zone3 full sun to part shade size 2m high 1.5 - 2m wide

In 2011, we grew:

  • Sugar snap peas
  • lettuce: buttercrunch, early smpso, spinach, black seeded simpson
  • Incas F1 Roma
  • Sungold F1
  • Rosie O'Day Alyssum
  • Watermelon Sugar Baby
  • Tristar strawberries
  • Clematis Crystal Fountain
  • Kiwis

Plants that I added in the yard:

  • Golden Rod Solidago Super zone2 height 28
  • Hardy Chrysanthemum Robinson's Rose Painted Daisy
  • Vaccinium Chippewa Blueberry zone3 Full sun
  • Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' zone 2-9
  • Little Lanterns Columbine Aquilegia canadensiszone3 part shade / shade
  • Strawberry Ft Laramie Everbearing
  • Georgia blue Speedwell
  • Purplelead sandcherry
  • Coral Carpet Stonecrop
  • Twister Juncus Jonc epars
  • Blanket Flower Gaillardia grandiflora arizona sun
  • Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory' two row stonecrop zone3
  • Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly flower zone 3
  • Eryngium white glitter (thistle)
  • Gold Drop Potentilla zone 2
  • Obediant plant Physolegia virginiana 'Summer Snow' zone2
  • Achillea Strawberry Seduction zone4
  • Blue Beech Carpinus carliniana zone3
  • Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Jefsun' suncatcher
  • Mesabi Cherry Prunus 'Mesabi' zone4 full sun height 10-14'
  • Lilium 'Crimson Pixie' zone2
  • Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades' hardy to -40F
  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea Spirea vanhouttei hardy to -40
  • Sagina subulata syn Arenaria caespitosa, Minuartia verna caespitosa Pearlwort
  • Bowles Black Viola viola cornuta
  • Hen and chicks sempervivum hybrd
  • Perennial Veronica spicata 'Icicle' zone4
  • Echinacea purpurea Purity
  • Artemisia 'Nan' silvermound
  • Rock soapwort saponaria ocymoides
  • Lilium 'Peetite Brigite' zone3
  • Vauvasian Bellflower Campanula bellidifloia
  • Silver 'Argenteus Thymus thymus vulgaris argenteus
  • Creeping doone Valley thyme
  • Upright english thyme
  • Melting fire Coral ells Heuchera hybrid
  • Creeping red thyme Thymus coccinea
  • Eryngium Blue Glitter'
  • Campanula persicifolia 'alba' bellflower