No idea what this is in English, red mustard leaves maybe. Grown from seed, we are thinning them and this gave a nice meal. I still feel strange planting in fall. It’s supposed be cold by now, right?
The tomatoes finally turn bright and cheery, their mood seeming to spread too quickly now amongst their friends for me to deal with. Second-generation snap peas compete for the twine that knitted their ancestors together. New broccoli, romaine and spinach shoot up tiny hands, grasping for sunbeams to pull themselves up by. The once proud sunflowers now hunch over, becoming gloomy and streaked with gray, as if knowing the Dante-esque destiny that awaits them in my oven. White and o...
The rains have moved in and when I get out in between rain drops, there are always some fresh surprises. We’ve been busy repositioning some blueberries, planting some more fruit trees ( apple, feijoa ) propagating peaches and black currants. We’ve dug the last of our winter potatoes ( and any forgotten ones are simply filling in the spaces again), first of the broccoli is ready to be picked and our rhubarb is just exploding this year after a couple of years getting settled in. ...
This is a picture of the flower buds on one of my hardy hibiscus. It will be several weeks yet bf they bloom. With the wonderful weather we’ve had, all our flowers are blooming ahead of time. Doesn’t it make you wonder if we’ll have any flowers for later this summer. Here’s what is blooming in my garden today. Rudbeckia here And here with the Echinacea Some more Echinacea And Rudbeckia gloriosa with phlox and AnnaBelle Hydrangea ...
Yes, I discovered the other day that I have polka-dot poppies….well, not quite polka-dot, myabe polka-splash would be a better term. It looks like someone had fun flicking a brush with green paint towards these beauties. Enjoy.
My first iris The end of the fringes is approaching… but what a great opportunity for a final shot.
I couldn’t help but share this discovery with you. I was out taking photos of my newest fringed tulips – yellow and pink are now in bloom. A few of the older ones that I showed you are still hanging in there too … quite a while for a tulip it seems to me. Lo and behold as I got closer into the centre, a little guest appeared. Enjoy. THE PINKS – FINDING THE VISITOR CLOSER AHA! THERE HE IS! THE YELLOW – A SPLASH OF SUNSHINE
Hello Everyone- I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything. My seedlings were doing great until last week my tomatoes and basil started to die. The reason is because I put too much water in the pellet trays the last time I watered them. So, they dampened off and died. Sigh. Time to start over on Tomatoes, Basil and Anise. Surprisingly all the Peppers, Oregano, and Marjoram are doing GREAT. The Eggplant however looks very touchy as well. These may die too and will probabl...
No pics at this time, but al of my seeds germinated very well! I added another cake dome thing with some store bought flower seeds as a control cuz I wasn’t sure if my saved seeds from my pepper plants and store bought tomatoes were gonna work, and the ratio was definitely in favor of the flowers, but I did have a bunch of pepper/mater seeds sprout! Now I have to figure out which is pepper and which is mater, lol! Oh, I have also taken them out and put them into the sunshine, but still ...
On my morning tour of the gardens, I had to remove a sheet of ice from the birdbath. I guess it’s time for me to plug it in.I’m surprised that the begonia and spiderplant doesn’r show signs of being touched by the frost…...we’ve had some very cold nights. There must be enough shelter under the trees to protect them. But after the severe winds we had over the weekend there isn’t much protection left under the trees. So I thought I’d take a few of t...
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