It's not as much as last year, because well, this year while I should have been starting my seedlings--I was busy packing to get the hell outta Squirrel Gables!
This is our little "side" of the yard. The neighbors don't really give a shit where I put my stuff, but this is where I put it before I knew they didn't give a shit, and I'm too lazy to move it.
I've got a pot of peas, lettuce, impatiens, chives, oregano, cilantro and basil.
I got the basil from the Chunky School Herb Sale this year. That's right--I got BASIL! Last year the Soprano moms all beat me to getting basil.
This year they either must have planted more basil or somebody got whacked.
I've also got a pot of cukes, cherry tomatoes, marigolds, my hardy "mom" mums, and oregano.
In the white crockpot are some snapdragons and some nicotiana that Chunky picked up at the school plant sale.
I love my boy.
Last year he brings home salvia from the plant sale--a plant that can be smoked and is illegal to purchase in some states, and this year he brings me home flowering nicotiana, a relative of the tobacco plant! Ha ha!
This is the other half of the yard. You can see the little "walled in" garden.
It's now lined with pots of collard greens, lettuce, eggplant, tomato, carrots, beans and my potato (I'm on my third generation of potato from the grocery store tater I planted in 2007!).
This picture was taken before all those pots were set up.
Inside the small fenced off area my neighbor has lettuce, onions, and more tomatoes and eggplants.
He showed me pictures of his garden here last year. The tomato plants were higher than the fenced in area and I guess he was up to his eyeballs in tomatoes.
What a horrible problem to have!
This is the back portion of the yard (it's a small yard).
Neighbor has a blueberry bush there to the right, and see that pole where the strawberry topsy turvy is? He now has three strawberry topsy turvys on that pole. Complete with pie pans to keep away the starlings.
Along the back fence he set up clear Christmas lights--they're amazing at night time.
The neighbors upstairs and the basement (gardener) neighbor are really nice people. It was a little hard to get used to how nice they are when I'm not used to talking to the shut-in living below me.
I imagine this summer will find us all outside in the back yard quite a bit!