Old Urban Garden, Photos of my Gardens


Its been a great weekend for garden work.

I planted a new cutting garden to the right of my cold frame. One of my favorite roses is in the center, Mr Lincoln, a deep red hybrid tea. Also in this plot are, blue summer asters, yellow calendulas, mixed giant zinnias, pink sensation cosmos, Canterbury bells, feverfew, pink echinacea, and a couple types of lavender. I also found my giant orange dahlia tubers that I saved in the back of the basement and planted them in the flower plot them today.

I also filled up my vegetable garden. I planted 17 tomato plants and my husband put up the support poles. The tomato varieties I have are: New Girl, Big Beef, Orange Blossom, Pink Beauty, Cherokee Purple, Oxheart Red, Box Car Willie, Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Opalka, San Marzano, and Purple Calabash.

And I planted eggplants (only Black Beauty), and peppers: Numex Joe Parker, Poblano, Sweet Red, Sweet Yellow, Sweet Chocolate, Nardello, Costa Rican Red, Thai Hot and Amelia’s Cayenne.

I will squeeze in rows of greens under next to the tomatoes. I want to remember to plant dill, arugula and borage soon. Also more lettuce.

8 Comments. Leave new

  • I know this is kinda random, but do you have any recommendations for keeping groundhogs away? They have been sneaking into our community garden in Princeton…

  • Love the aerial view! Looks so pretty and tidy! What a great cold frame… and your rhododendron is beautiful!

  • Looking good! Busy time of year for sure yet I have not planted anything lately. Need to get moving 🙂

  • The cold frame looks great, so full of life. I need to find time to build one for myself.

  • Marian(LondonUK)
    May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    You are so organised! I sowed some stuff before my holiday and now have to get moving or my Lottie will be veg-less. Your coldframe has been a great bonus, lovely crops to eat already.

  • Kathy, how big is your cold frame? It looks like you have a LOT of plants in there!

  • kathy – love your blog and read every update! are your home garden tomato supports conduit with twine for the plants to climb?

  • Yes, I will use twine soon to support the tomato plants. Any day now I will get the twine up.


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