10 August 2011

My Garden Journal {part 1}

I'm back!! Finally- I know, hehe. Sorry, last week was taken up with Master's Thesis work and this week I've been preparing for my high school friend to come visit- yays!!

Well here is the beginning of a 6x6 mini-album that will be entitled "My Garden Journal." This is the first time since DH and I got married that we were able to have a garden!! Our last Army post was in the frozen tundra and so growing seasons were quite short... not to mention that all we had was a tiny {potentially structurally unsound} balcony for most of our summers there. Anyhoo, now we're in the deep south and I'm thoroughly enjoying the heat and the long long growing season!

These pages are from when I first planted everything back in mid-May. By now, we've already had two cucumber harvests, watched our first strawberry batches be eaten by {presumably} slugs, and battled nitrogen issues with our tomatoes. It's been a trial and error process, but a totally worthwhile one :)

Oh! and I earned my nature merit badge over at CK Summer Camp 2011, hehe. This LO was for their challenge to create a LO with woodgrain or nature accents- I think all the veggies count as "nature accents!" The paper is Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety- love it! You'll see more of it as I finish up the album over the next week or two... or at least add to the album- I won't finish the album until we've harvested our last batch of veggies :D


  1. You amaze me, Shauna! Your garden looks lovely and your LO even prettier :)

  2. I love your patio garden. Looks awesome, Shauana. I have had a garden for several years, but this year I have had a visitor(deer) that has pretty much ate everything! I am going to have to come up with a different plan next year! LOL! I love the idea of growing potatoes in a rubbermaid bin. I grew them in my regular garden one year, but they took over! Thanks for the idea! :)

  3. Love these pages and your garden!!


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