Category Archives: Garden view

My Mom’s Favorite things

Today is Friday ! Some of my Mom favorite things begin with the letter F-

Family  – Yesterday  our family had a special day. My Mom great grandson came to visit. It was nice to Welcome the next generation to the family home. It;s been a long time since we had a new baby -my son was the last grandchild born 16 years ago. We had lots of food ,fun and Celebrated an Early Mother’s Day !..

 

Friends – My Mom leaves in the same house that she grew up in. She is a small town girl at heart . She still has some of the same close friends she had since she graduated from high school.

 

Flowers – My Mom & Grandmother was big flower garden lovers. My Mom still raises wonderful flowers and a beautiful yard.  I try but I dont  have the green thumb these lady have.

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Food – If you have been reading along you know my Mom taught me to cook  and she a wonderful home cook. She also enjoys finding new restaurants and exploring there culture thru food. Road trip anyone ?   Lisa

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My Container Garden

Good Morning ! Everyone  at  Lisa’s Everyday Life

Today’s Garden Post is a look at my Garden. Since moving back to Louisiana I have been trying to garden in a few diffrent spots in our yard. Looking for a nice sunny spot that I could grow a few vegetables -to enjoy with my family.  By no reason I Am a great gardener but I like to try. We only have a small grocery store here and vegtables are limited.

 

We tried the back yard but hat didn’t work out – So this year I decided on the front lawn. My only concern was the place and lawn care. With that in mind I decided Containers were a way to go. Now I could buy something but why not use something I already owned. Save money for more plants.

 

My New garden is in rubbermaid containers -that we had sitting in the closets . Drilled a few holes and filled with container soil and ready to Go. They are sitting on bricks to drawn and can be moved for ease of mowing.  Lisa

They are doing great and hope for a bumper crop.

What I planted-

Roma tomato. Small eggplant. Squash, zucchinis and cucumbers.

My seeds – are hot peppers, lettuce, carrots and baby bok choy .

I also have a herb garden that I keep going all year long.

Another Happy place – My local garden center !

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Herb garden – not just for eating

My herb garden I grow in an old container I found.  It was perfect for this use since it was already damaged. Filled with soil and plants and let grow. It’s placed at my front door so I can go out and pinch what I need. Lisa

What do you do with the over abunce of herbs. We bring out the dehydrator. A great way to preserve for future use. 


I also dry fruit,vegetables, meat and flowers from the garden to use in food and crafts.

Camilla tree

My Mom s Camilla tree that my grandmother planted years ago. Mom is wanting it removed. I took graphs and trying to regrow the pant so I can grow it in my yard. We tried  to dig it up the tree  but it was in bad shape and couldn’t be moved.

Wish me luck that my graph takes root and I have a new tree. Lisa

Mom’s flowers

Flowers from my Mom yard!


My Mom and Dad are the true farmers in our family. There yard is prize winning and a joy to look at. Iam trying this year with some flower seeds planted in my planters. Keeping my fingers crossed they come up – l enjoy having flowers in the house. Lisa

My Knock-out roses

Spring in My Yard ! And My  Knock out roses are in bloom – Easiest roses I have ever grown Lisa

 

 

Introduced in 2000, ‘Knockoutrose quickly became the best-selling landscape plant in the country. It had everything — showy, continuous blooms; compact growth habit; tough-as-nails constitution; and, best of all, no need to spray for black spot disease.

Colors-

Some ”Knockout” roses feature blooms that are hot pink (almost red), while others are a true pink. The “Blushing Knockout” rose (Rosa x “Radyod”), which grows in USDA zones 5 through 9, features a teacup-shaped bloom that is bright pink set against dark green leaves.

Care

Feeding. Knock Out roses are heavy feeders, just like other roses. Apply a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 2 to 3 pounds per 100 square feet between two feedings in early spring. Apply an additional 1 to 2 pounds of balanced fertilizer per 100 square feet once buds form and continue every four weeks until mid-August.