2015_Day 112: A splash of color for veggies

Tomato bed dotted with marigolds.

Tomato bed dotted with marigolds.

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been thinking of adding a few marigolds to the veggie beds. Today, I finally did it.

A touch of color from marigolds for the peas and beans.

A touch of color from marigolds for the peas and beans.

Marigolds were a staple in my Wisconsin garden, mainly to keep away intruders like rabbits and deer. They aren’t really a problem in my subdivision in Texas, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the pretty yellow and orange flowers just seem like they belong in my garden — wherever it is.

So during a pit stop at Home Depot I bought a flat and popped them in the soil between the different veggies. It took barely 15 minutes to plant them and give them a little drink of water. Well worth the admiring time I have to look forward to.

Cherry tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes.

I hope soon the cucumber vines will overtake the marigolds.

I hope soon the cucumber vines will overtake the marigolds.

The pink velour crape myrtle.

The pink velour crape myrtle.

I am so happy with how my crape myrtle tree/shrub is doing. It has lots of beautiful dark green and red leaves. So pretty to look at. Can’t wait to see it flower.

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