My First Aloha Friday

Thia is my first time participating with Kailani, from An Island Life’s Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

OK, so here’s my question:

Do you plant a garden in the summer? Veggies or flowers? What do you plant?

We plant a veggie garden, and this year, we have LOTS of tomatoes, green beans, half-runners, corn, zuchini, gourds for crafts, and cucumbers. I also have herbs for cooking: sweet basil, rosemary, cilantro, and thyme.


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  1. Growing up in NJ my parents had tried a veggie garden. I think we had it for about 2-3 years but then they gave up or the animals kept eating it – I can’t remember. I have a flower garden in our front yard but that’s about it. Spice World Happy Friday!


  2. Courtney says:

    I’ve never planted a garden before, because we have always lived in apartments, but I do planned to do something this year with the kids since we are finally in a house.


  3. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    One of these years I’d love to plant an actual ‘garden’ – once we get our yard finished the way we want it, since there’s nowhere to put one now. I do have flowers planted (mostly perennials) in various flowerbeds, but haven’t had a lot of luck with finding ones that do well in our yard. I tend to have a black thumb… 🙂


  4. I would usually have a small vegetable garden plus the usual flower beds around the house.

    This summer we are in a temporary location so I help with my in-laws garden.


  5. I wish we could but we’re still in an apartment.


  6. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    We have never planted a garden, but are redoing our back yard and might be able to have a small one when it’s all done. Of course, we’ll have to wait until next year to plant.

    We do have rosemary growing in the front yard though (which sadly, I keep forgetting to use in recipes).


  7. I haven’t as of late however I used to always have a lovely summer and winter vegetable garden. Lately I have concentrated on our front flower garden.


  8. Yep, we have cantaloupe, tomatoes, zucchini, crook-neck squash, jalapeno, bell pepper, artichoke so far. We also recently planted three azaleas, more alyssum, phlox . . . oh, and some snapdragons and poppies but my alyssum are eating them.


  9. I love this time of year because all the summer flowers are blooming or coming into their own. It is simply beautiful in my yard. In bloom are Wave Petunias, a variety of Daylilies, Gerbera Daisy, assorted colors of Geraniums, Bog Rosemary, Purple Queen, Strawflower, Delphinium, and Butterfly bushes. Within two weeks, all the colorful Crape Myrtles will be in full bloom.


  10. an encourager says:

    Hi, Yes, every year we plant veggies. One of the funnest veggies ever is an Armenian cucumber. These light-green beauties have scalloped edges. When I cut them for my salad, they are cute without having to use any fancy tools! Just thought I’d pass this along, not many know about them.


  11. Kailani says:

    I have such a brown thumb. The only thing I can grow in my yard is grass . . . and even that is questionable! LOL!



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