Thursday, June 17, 2010

Featured Gardener Interview and Updated Pictures: June 13th, Planting of My Summer Garden

It is a great honor to announce that my mother and I are Santa Monica's Featured Community Gardeners for the months of June, July and August 2010!! Please check out our exclusive interview below:

My Summer Garden is getting planted! Finally! Unfortunately, this year we are 2 months later in planting our summer garden because of having our baby girl, April 6, 2010. But she's worth it!

Figuring out my spacing, so that plants have plenty of room to flourish.


Japanese Eggplant, Bell Peppers (Lilac and Yellow) and Chili Arbol

Cilantro and Basil.

Japanese Cucumbers.

San Marizano and Celebrity Tomatoes.

Sugar Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins, as well as, Black Cherry Tomatoes.

Marigolds for color and pest protection.

My Summer Garden 2010.


  1. it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! XOXOXO

  2. You just amaze me...:)...I can't wait to see it all get big and fluffy and delicious! Emmett made us a picnic from our garden this morning - sugar snap peas, strawberries, currants, chives, dill, nasturtium flowers, and thyme. :) XOXO H.

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  4. That sounds delicious Hadles! Wish I could have joined your picnic. Can't wait to see your garden as of late.

    Thanks Kac! Your garden is beautiful too!

  5. Hi Amanda...Weird weather but looking foward to seeing your garden fill out. Good to see you the other day!

  6. I took the time to read your entire blog today. I am so impressed and inspired Amanda! I've also learned quite a bit from your writing. I like your idea of using different sweet peas together. And how did you ever get such huge brocolli? I love brocolli! I'm amazed at how much you get into such a small space! Tomorrow I'm going to take a walk down to Park and see your garden in person. One thing for sure...I'll never complain again about not having enough room in mine!

  7. Hi Sharyn!

    I loved seeing you a couple weeks ago. Such a pleasure spending time in the garden with wonderful women! Thank you so much for looking at my blog. I am thrilled that it has inspired you. You constantly inspire me by your garden and all that you produce from seed! The broccoli did get huge! Although my chard was most shocking this year! It really was enormous.

    My friend and I are still coordinating our Astrology club. When the day of week is set in and the first date decided, I'll notify you via my mom.

    Happy Gardening!

  8. I found out about your blog from the interview with you and your mother, posted at the Main Street Gardens! I love it!

  9. Thank you so much! Do you have a garden there? I have updated pictures, yet to be posted. This years weather has been so drab. My garden has flourished, but my tomatoes are not like the last two summers unfortunately. Thanks so much for commenting Jessica!