Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simmering kale and Basket o' beans

Some fruits of our labors.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

More flowers and herbs

Black-eyed Susan

Calla Lily

Hosta bud

St. John's Wort

Orange daylily blooms

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Big Summer Storm

We had a huge storm last night with high winds and hard rains and some pea-size hail. Also lots of awesome thunder and lightning! The gardens were my biggest concern, even though were without power or phone for about 6 hours overnight. I went out today and got a closer look. It's not horrid. I think we likely lost half the corn. It didn't seem like too many were broken above ground, but they were laying completely flat. I might try tying string to stakes and seeing if that will hold them up and let them re-root. If not, I may have time to replant that and still get a later harvest. The bush beans are fairly flattened, but I didn't see too many that were broken. The paste tomatoes are the worst - I had not gotten them staked yet, so they were a mess. I got about half of them untangled and staked somewhat before another storm arrived this evening. I need to finish that first thing tomorrow. I didn't have as much time out there as I would have liked today. :-(

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Alexis took this pic.

Alexis took this one also - wild flowers I need to look up (mtn laurel?) with a peony.



Blackberries are forming - can't wait to pick all the wild ones on our property. The rhubarb has recovered well from the run-in with the mower. I don't think that the male kiwi did though, which is a shame since it wasn't cheap! The strawberries are doing great. I have been faithfully pinching the blooms and also snipping the runners that they have put out. I only let a couple be so they could fill in spots where plants had died or not come up.

Small gardens

The "cold bed" - lettuce, broccoli, collards, cabbage, spinach (daylilies to the side).

The "small garden" -yellow squash and watermelon.



The asparagus never came up. :( Maybe in the spring? I doubt it.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Main Garden Tour 3

Whole Main Garden

Swiss Chard, Herbs, Marigolds, Peppers


Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Carrots

Paste Tomatoes


Pole Beans

Bush Beans