Welcome to my Sustainable Urban Garden

My garden is a work in progress, always growing and changing within itself.

My gardens include many herbal beds, raised vegetable beds, raised "citrus heights" citrus tree bed, berry beds, fruit trees, grape arbor, rose beds and many perennial flower beds with annuals too. My greenhouse is still in the transformation stage,
as well as some planting areas.
Enjoy your journey through my gardens, I do!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A beautiful garden shed

All the siding is on and our garden shed is ready for its first bit of paint. It will be painted to coordinate with the studio building next to it. We need to get the paint on to protect the wood now that we are heading into winter soon. I really do like the natural wood, but we are trying to protect it as well as have it blend into its space with the potting bench, greenhouse and studio next to it.

This is the front side our new garden shed.  Nice!

So, it is almost time to clean out the greenhouse so I can set up for intensive propagation of winter veggies and then spring crops.

The vegetables still think it is summer and are producing just fine. The peppers are ripening the way I like them best - red!!  We are growing hot, medium and mild (bell types) and they are all finally maturing.

The zucchini plants are sending out lots of babies and some giants that hide from me. The three different types of zucchini are all small here in this picture. That is a very small berry basket. I am not sure how much longer the plants will last though because the heavy dew in the mornings is helping to weaken them.

This is a nice time of the year for growing plants in general though. The ones that don't "love" the heat of summer are just reviving themselves with a good rain and nice temperatures. Asters are blooming and roses are blooming again as well and native iris's are popping their heads out of the ground. It is a new season as we see these changes occurring in the nature around us. To garden is a wonderful occupation.


The Sage Butterfly said...

Love the shed! I wish we could have put shingles on the side, but we had to put siding because we live in a HOA community...Oh well...

suejenn said...

Thanks, I really wanted the shingles because we have shingles on the studio attached to the greenhouse. I also love the look of shingles. I also use whole shingle pieces in my garden beds for shading new starts from a hot sun. They work really well, because they can be placed at all angles.

Ula said...

I love its roof, Sue! It blends with the leaves of that tree behind it. I think painting a shed with natural colors gives people a more endearing view of the garden. Wait, I forgot to mention how I truly like its door! You did great!
Ula Heximer