The Old Garden

UPDATE: Since we are planning on moving this page will eventually change and become “The Old Garden”, and a new garden page will be posted. That won’t happen until we move, so until then this is still the yard I tend.

This garden is a constantly changing being. Each year new veggies are grown, some plants die, some trees don’t make it thru the winter and have to be replaced. But for my peace of mind I will try to log what we are growing.

And for the record, most everything here in this yard is either grown in a pot (mainly the herbs), or in a raised bed of some sort. Where we are is more or less a light layer of topsoil, then a layer of rock. Jackhammers are very helpful when planting in this yard. So raised beds it is. If you have any questions or comments, send they from the About page.

For fruit trees we have:

  • Apples – Anna and Dorset
  • Fig – Celeste
  • Plum – Santa Rosa, and Blue Damson
  • Pear – Kieffer
  • Peach – Bonanza dwarf variety
  • Pomegranate – Wonderful, and Russian
  • Lemon – Meyer
  • Texas Star Banana Tree
  • Tropic Gold Apricot Tree
  • Fuyugaki Persimmon

The berry collection includes:

  •  Blackberry – Ouachita
  • Grapes – seedless pink reliance
  • Strawberry – Sequoia, Ozark beauty, Eversweet

In the permanent collection of veggies (at least until they die) are:

  • artichokes
  • sorrel
  • herbs – oregano, parsley, thyme, basil, rosemary (doesn’t really count as it grows as bushes here)

The rotating collection of veggies include:

  • tomatoes
  • zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • beets
  • chard
  • peas
  • various lettuce
  • peppers, usually bell as I gave up on the jalapenos
  • onions
  • broccoli (rarely comes up)

The rotating veggies are often planted from seed, so some years it works and some years I have to go out and purchase small plants.

One other gardening enjoyment I have is roses. I have a set of old fashioned roses.  They include:

  • Baronne Prevost
  • Duchesse de Brabant
  • Francis Dubreuil
  • Souvenir de la Malmaison, climber
  • Spice