Kinds of Gardens

To this point, have limited what I select to grow my garden based on environmental considerations. With an understanding that the environment has extremes of weather, I generally maintain only those plants that can tolerate all extremes of the weather wherever my yard is located.

Now to get past the boring and move towards the interesting–plants! Ihave multiple gardens that include ornamental, vegetable,and/or fruit plants.

Ornamental plants are designed for some aesthetic purpose. Ornamentals grown here include; trees, shrubs, roses, and flowering plants (annuals and perennials). Some ornamentals can be consumed by humans (e.g., daylilies, or rose hips).

Vegetable plants have nutritional value and the gardener generally likes to eat the plants that are grown–or at least know someone who does! Spring garden plants that grown here include; green beans, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, okra, squash, and cucumbers. Spring garden plants to not tolerate cold temperatures and will be destroyed by frost, or freezing temperatures. Follow garden plants I like to grow include; broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, brussel sprouts, and cabbage. Fall plants can take cold temperatures and freezing (unless the temperature goes below about 15F).

Fruit plants grown here include; pears (not this year–more details about that later!), peaches, plums, berries, and pecans (nut group–new to the garden this year!).

This blog entry is just about the kinds of gardens grown here, my next entries will begin to document what happens to the plants over time. This Spring has been relatively cool and wet for Texas — so I’ve got some magnificient plant growth and blooms in all of the gardens right now! As the heat increases, bugs, molds, bacteria, and viruses also increase and plague plants (more on that later as well!)

Upcoming posts will include pictures of what is currently growing in each of the gardens!

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