Gardening Fails

While I’m on a roll, here are some of the rather disappointing things that have happened in the garden this summer (I promise I’ll start posting about successes again soon)


Why can I never manage to grow lavender? A week ago this plant was perfect and beautiful fresh from the nursery. Now its almost completely dead. You can’t see it in the photo but the marigolds next to it are blooming beautifully.

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This is not what turnips are supposed to look like. 2014-08-16 18.17.05

My basil was beautiful all summer and had turned into a giant basil explosion which I was dreaming about  harvesting and filling my freezer full of wonderful pesto to enjoy all winter long. I just need to to get some other things done so that I’d have time….apparently I waited too long. My rich green lush basil hedge has turned yellow and withered and covered in ugly brown spots.

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Beautiful Basil Bushes

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3 thoughts on “Gardening Fails

  1. Oh, I could just cry looking at all that beautiful basil you didn’t harvest in time! I can never manage to grow big, lush basil like that and I ADORE pesto.

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