Music of Summer, Wildlife and the Vegetable Garden

It seems like just yesterday I posted the first few words on the process of starting the vegetable garden. Now, halfway through June, the first few vegetables are already ready!

One thing the vegetable garden taught me: patience. Being terribly impatient ever since I can remember, I went from excitement, to disappointment, to happiness, in just a few weeks. It looks like vegetables take ‘a little bit’ longer to grow, than I imagined they would. 🙂 Also, telling them apart from the weeds proved to be an almost impossible mission.

With the first radish making it on the plate, I must say, I was never more excited, than when I ate something I planted with my own hands! Very rewarding feeling!

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A tomato seedling and harvesting the first radish

Getting the garden ready for the warm season can be an interesting experience, especially when you have a lot of animals in the area. The more time we spend in nature, the more we see.

From all types of amazing birds, to frogs, to deer, to Jack rabbits, call the surroundings their home. Mother Nature surely provided the ultimate entertainment.

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Deer running on the field, a Jack Rabbit, Birds and a beautiful Bird Nest

On top of all,  the flowers are all blossomed now, and filled the garden with amazing colors, while the cherries and prunes are growing nicely.

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Prunes and Cherries

Some of you might remember the post about planting white and purple tulips, from last autumn. Well, here they are. Absolutely gorgeous and I can’t be happier, considering that it was my first try at planting bulbs, and I succeeded!

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Tulips and other garden flowers

Welcome back summer, we missed your warm colorful music!


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39 thoughts on “Music of Summer, Wildlife and the Vegetable Garden

    • Thank you so much, Johanna! Isn’t it amazing, to eat something you planted? I couldn’t believe my eyes, when I saw the radish already grown 🙂 I wish you a lovely summer as well! Many hugs xo

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    • You’re so sweet 🙂 Thank you, Takami! I’m very happy to see something I planted, grow so nicely. Such an amazing feeling. Have a lovely day! Hugs

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  1. We haven’t been able to plant anything yet due to late snows and a very wet spring. It won’t stop raining, which is very unusual here. Our growing season is very short to begin with – now even shorter. Your garden looks so lush!! Beautiful!

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    • So sorry to hear this 😦 I’m actually surprised with how nice the weather is in NL right now. Usually, we also get lots of rain and cold. In the past week, it was sunny everyday, and warm. However, plants do enjoy rain. Everything looks so much greener in areas when it rains a lot. I hope you will manage to plant something soon. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Francis! I had a lot of fun doing this, so I’m very happy I started the project 🙂 Looking forward to more crops. Have a lovely weekend!

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    • Thank you! I’m quite surprised to see the radishes fully grown. Not complaining though 🙂 I hope you’ll be able to plant something soon enough. Have a lovely weekend!

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I also believe they look gorgeous. I didn’t except anything to come out, so I’m pretty happy with the results 🙂 Have a peaceful weekend!

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    • Indeed, it is! I can’t help it but always be amazed when I see so many animals around. Also, the flowers put a smile on my face 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. This is indeed beautiful and such a fruitful experience, the glory of flowers to the bounty of nature at its best. One cannot expect anything better. Like everything in life, what really matters to achieve something in life is ‘patience’, good amount of patience provides good amount of good results, and it is quite evident in the range of vegetables and the flowers that has blossom in the garden. The tulips are awesomely beautiful…

    You are right mother nature provides the ultimate entertainment and solace to life and living. All of us are not blessed with such beauty and bounty of nature around us. I am so happy that you are blessed with so much of nature.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend in midst of mother nature.
    😀

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    • I’m happy you enjoy it! What can I say, guilty as charged when it comes to lacking patience. It’s quite annoying to stare at an empty container, every day, for weeks haha. I’m happy to know something actually came out of them!
      The flowers and the wildlife around, makes it very pleasant to be in nature. You feel more relaxed, and you reconnect with yourself, nature, and positive energy. I also feel blessed with being in such a wonderful environment!
      I hope you also have a very beautiful weekend, filled with nature’s best entertainment! 🙂

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      • It is also said that when we are close to nature, we are more at peace with self. We think more creatively, we do things which make us happy. As we move far from the nature, we get disconnected and we take a different trajectory of life, trying to run after our goal in life and that too in city we are constantly running, and it is work pressure that keeps you on a hunt. You are left with very little choice, you have get into the pressure cooker, get roasted and come back home in the evening and left with no energy to pursue our passion.
        But being with nature and nurturing the nature to its glory is a wonderful experience…we all need to go through and keep cherishing those golden moments.

        I am so happy that you are in the heart of the nature and enjoying the wonderful environment…
        cheers to the beauty and bounty of nature.
        😀

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    • I can’t agree more! It’s all worth it, in the end. It was hard to plant the seeds, and care for them, because of my lack of experience, but I’m proud I can see some results 🙂 Thank you so much for reading! Have a lovely week!

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  3. Your garden looks lovely Lucy 🙂 It must be so satisfying to grow your own vegetables – I am also impatient so I would find that a problem too waiting for everything to grow! We are planning on doing a proper herb garden though in the near future. We have already got an enormous rosemary bush I planted years ago and have planted other herbs with mixed success before but this time we want to do it properly! We get all our fruit and vegetables from an organic supplier via local farms so we really should think about growing our own. Glad you have some great weather too from the look of the beautiful photos! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I’m happy to know you enjoyed the pictures.
      It’s definitely hard to find the patience to wait for the vegetables to grow, but it’s wonderful to eat something I planted.
      The herbs garden sounds great! I had a few pots with herbs I used for cooking, but unfortunately they died, with all the travelling… 😦 I guess planting them outside is a much better idea. This is the downside of having a vegetable garden though. It dies if you are away.
      The weather was definitely nice lately, so I enjoyed beautiful bike rides, and time in the garden. I love sunny days! 🙂
      Have a lovely week! Hugs

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      • Yes that is a problem you need to get someone to water the garden when you’re away and that can be difficult. Fresh vegetables and herbs are so good to eat and it must be lovely to get yours fresh from the garden 🙂 Bike rides and time in the garden sounds lovely – have a great week too 🙂

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      • Finding someone to do this for you works if you don’t travel too often. Otherwise, is kind of a problem.
        I love to spend time in the nature, so yes, it’s very relaxing to go on bike trips or just read in the garden.
        I hope you also enjoyed some sunny and warm days. Take care!

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  4. Nothing like the first radish to get you hooked on gardening! I’m with you, totally. I’m also watching baby yellow crookneck squash grow. Mine are but an inch or two long now. But my expectations are high!

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    • I totally know the feeling! Now I’m watching some onion grow 🙂 It’s such a rewarding feeling to eat something you grew with your own hands! I have a lot to learn though, but I’m getting there! Good luck to you as well. Have a lovely week!

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