Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Not So Secret Garden

Hi everyone! It is officially miserable out. 91 degrees on the second day of April!

I plopped down on my walk yesterday and made Mom carry me home. But on the bright side, now that it's so dog damn hot warm and sunny out, I get my favorite snack ever when we get home: pineapple! LOVE that stuff, so good.

nom nom nom
The heat's killing some of our MY garden, like the peas and carrots, but the rest of it's thriving! We currently have: radishes, carrots, peas, basil, oregano, celery, lettuce (both of those inside), tomatoes and strawberries. It's not a huge garden, maybe one 10 foot row of peas and one of carrots and radishes, everything else is on our back patio or inside. Peas are so tasty, I eat the whole thing, pod and all!
Our tomato plants are already massive, we got them at Lowes when they were teeny tiny now they're way bigger then me. Mom won't let me near them anymore because I try to eat them.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Pee. S. Mom's oral surgeon appointment went great, she has no swelling and no infection and is healing fast. Her jaw still hurts a little bit, mostly in the morning and at night, but she feels much better. She gets the other 2 teeth out on the 12th.
Some peas and a radish


L to R: Strawberries, tomato, basil, oregano, tomato

Secret to fast growing veggies? Chicken poop.

Look at that bird

Ooohh tomatoes!

You had one, why can't I?

Can you see the little inch wormie on the lily?

So little, so yummy, not done yet


Our rain chain thing

Tomato flowers

No idea, but they're purdy!


  1. Good morning girlfriend!
    So hot where you are! Whew, I would faints too!
    For me, ugh, it's raining today - glad we had our walk yesterday!
    You garden is beautiful! Congratulations!
    So glad you momma is feeling better too!

    Stay cool my friend!

    - Hildy

  2. Your having a heat wave while we are still getting rain here.
    Wow ya'll have green thumbs too, those vegies look yummers.
    Chicken poop. my mom was laughing at that. bol

  3. YUMMERS!! Sorry it's so hot there. We're having a perfect spring day - we get about 5 a year!! Sneak a tomato for us, please!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. Oh my goodness that is heat alright. That would kill us never mind the garden
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wowserz! That's a really BIG piece of pineapple! Teehee!

    Loved all your garden pics! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  6. Mmmm, we like fruit too!
    You have a beautiful garden Nola, hope you get some rain for it soon.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  7. We haven't got our garden in yet, but soon. We have to ask what is a Rain Chain thingy? Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  8. Pineapple, eh? We will have to look into that. But it's cold here - getting back down to 30 at night!!

  9. it's really cool that you have your own garden! do you help your mom a lot with the gardening? and what's your favorite vegetable?

    hope your mom's second surgery goes as well as the first!


  10. Nola, how cool to have such a nice garden! I am sorry its so hot for you, I don't like it when its hot either. Mommy and I are so glad to read that your Mommy is doing better. We will hope our biggest hopes that the next one goes well also.

    Loveys Sasha

  11. Pineapple is available here all year round. But I've never tried one before...or tomatoes...or peas. Hey, I seem to be missing out on a whole lot of noms!

    Love, Whisky

  12. Hey Nola!
    Wow, that's really hot already! Do you get to go swimmie when it's that hot out? Sure hope so. Great garden work too. My peeps are crazy out peas and strawberries. Love that little hanging inch worm. Maybe he was hungry! BOL.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  13. Wow! It sure is hot there! Your plants do look wonderful though. I love fresh vegetables and pineapple too! That's a great treat to cool you down Nola! Glad your Momma's doing better! :)

  14. Beautiful pic's as always Nola! Mom is doing great with the camera. Your garden is wonderful. We've been picking Basil for a long time now and Mom makes the bestest pesto (or so I've been told.)

    Can you believe this weather? I love the warmth and the sun, but FORGET THIS! Today our van thermometer said 92. Ugh! Gotta tell Mommy it may be time to set up the luxury spa again in the back yard.

    Lily Belle

  15. It's warm here in Austin, but not quite that warm yet.

  16. It's hotter than Hades here in Central Florida too. Mom hasn't tried to plant anything yet. Still too busy with her spring cleaning. Blah!

  17. We love your garden! Do you get to share the crops with your humans? Does mom use any in your meal preparations?

    We woke up to snow this morning...although 91 IS too hot, 31 in April in Albuquerque is too cold. Maybe Mother Nature could send us both something in between?

  18. Your garden is pawesome!
    I love it!
    And that pineapple sure was yummilicious and fresh, right?
    Kisses and hugs

  19. I love your garden! What a great idea.

  20. Beautiful, Nola! Lady is trying to grow lettuce again this year as it is not available locally. She's also trying to grow red and yellow capsicum but they haven't germinated yet. She bought some new flowers on the side of the road -no nurseries around here.

  21. Oh my, that is so hot. Can you believe that it has snowed at my house for the past two days? No secret gardens here yet!

    Glad that your mom's mouth is getting better.

  22. Hope the teeth come out easily.

    After a cool, wet summer, we're finally having some summer winter even though we're a month into autumn...go figure.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  23. It is going to be a long, hot summer!! UGh! My mom loves your mom's old sink planter!!


  24. Wow - your garden is lovely - and impressive! And way ahead of us. (We had snow flurries here Saturday morning and a hard frost on Sunday even though it's up in the 60's today...)

    You've definitely got me looking forward to getting a few things in the ground soon though. Maybe by month end...

  25. Our Mommy is jealous. She wants your garden. She used to garden but now she can't get off the ground so we just got weeds. I'll come help you harvest and help you eat them peas.

    Sniff ya latr.....Weenie

  26. PS.....love your Easter picture.



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