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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Come take a walk with me!!!



Since reading the book "Great Garden Companions" by Sally Jean Cunningham I decided to companion plant flowers with my veggies to keep the bugs out.  I guess I now have more flowers than veggies!!  Here is a video of my back yard today!!



Monday, July 14, 2014

Raspberries, Zukes, Chives, Beet Greens & Kale


Bah Humbug!!  Hot, humid and skeeters are bad but thankful for what I get!  Raspberries, zucchini, and chives.  Couple beet greens and kale for my smoothies!


What do you think?  This was a nice clump of Pinks.  Was green and bloomed nicely this spring.  About the third year for them in my garden. Never looked like this before! Are they dead?  Will they come back?  Should I dig them out and throw away???????  Wisdom needed!


Coco is wandering around in my flower bed.  Would you say she is thinking there must be some food here somewhere!!!


Harvesting a cherry tomato or sungold once in awhile!


One cabbage, two zukes and raspberries!  Enjoying them all!


Finally starting to get a few green beans!  Three more cherry and sungold tomatoes and more raspberries!!  Hooray!


More green beans make me happy and a couple sungolds!  Well, that's it for this time!



Saturday, July 12, 2014

July Garden Pictures



Here are some pictures of my July garden for those that didn't see them on our Facebook page.  Our daughter-in-law Elizabeth, son Dan and granddaughter Abigail came to visit from MD.  Elizabeth takes much better pictures than I do so I wanted to share them on my blog. This is one of my Asian pear trees.  Hope you enjoy!


This is Abigail.  She helped me deadhead the Marigolds and did a great job.  I could use her every week!


Guess who wants to come into the garden to snitch some veggies!


My great helpers - Abigail and Coco!


This is one of my favorites that Elizabeth took.


Again a picture of Abigail and I.


We have three of these birdhouses on poles.  The new ones are all painted and ready to be put up to replace these old ones now.


Clematis


This is another one of my favorites!


One of the pots on our deck.


We enjoy the sound of the water running in our new fountain very much.  Thanks for looking!!!!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Davis Harvest!


Another big blueberry harvest!!!  Aren't you envious!!


Green seems to be the color theme for this picture.  One cabbage, one green pepper and two zucchini!!


Green and now red!!  I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet!  Raspberries are starting to ripen nicely now!  Yum!


Three green beans picked today so guess I had better check my other box in the morning.  It is so hot and humid here that I don't want to be out in the afternoons!  I wonder if this is how our summers will be like from now on!


All out of dehydrated apples so we got another dehydrator full going today.  This is the start of the hopefully big busy harvest season!!  So much to be done!  Hope your gardens are producing wonderfully!!  Have a good week!


Monday, June 30, 2014

End of June Harvest and New Plant


Peas and strawberries seem to be done!


I was surprised to see a hummingbird sitting on my fence!  It seems like they are always in motion!


A quart of lovage all dried to use in my winter soups!


My huge blueberry harvest!  Bet you can't top that!  LOL


Another huge blueberry harvest!  I just can't seem to grow blueberries.  My bushes do not grow much.  I think I must not have acidic soil!  We added special dirt to plant them and I was adding coffee grounds until I thought maybe Coco was eating the coffee grounds.  Coco certainly does not need caffeine!  Now I just dump the diluted coffee on them and put the grounds in the compost pile!!


I made two of these runners for July 4th.  One for the kitchen table and one to go on my antique sewing machine.


Harvested my first pepper but something had eaten a little hole in the end!


First zucchini!!!!


I had a 30 percent off coupon and bought this pretty plant!  Of course I could not waste the coupon!!  It is a Baby Breathe I believe.  Summer Sparkles Gypsophila!  I am hoping the Purple Coneflower behind it will bloom soon!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lettuce, berries, peas,compost, vinegar & cabbage


I am still harvesting lettuces.  In fact, I am getting tired of salads!!


We picked strawberries from our own patches.  We have ever-baring but have gotten so much rain that they haven't been good lately.  Hope they straighten up.


We don't have a very large patch of strawberries so bought five buckets from a local farm.  It was a job getting them all put up in the freezer but after they were done we were glad that we had did them!  Isn't that always the way!


I wanted lots of sugar peas to put in the freezer for this winter and I am getting them.  These are ready to be flash frozen!


I am amazed!!!  Five buckets of compost from our compost pile!  These are five gallon buckets.  We have never gotten this much before.  I must be learning how to do it!


Chive blossom vinegar!  I was a little slow in harvesting my chive blossoms but did get a little vinegar made up.  Isn't it pretty!!!!


Shelling peas!  So good harvested from the garden but I think maybe they are not worth my time or space.  I may not grow them next year.


My first cabbage harvested tonight!!  Isn't it great to be picking more than just a few lettuce leaves!  How are your gardens doing?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Garden, Us and Family!


We are happy to be eating strawberries now from our own patches!


And more strawberries picked another day!


Finally got to harvest some sugar peas!!  Love my sugar peas.


But oh my!!!  What a mess my pea patch is!


I bought this plant this spring.  I love it but the only name the tag said was Osteospermum and I can't find that in my perennial book.  Can anyone tell me another name I should look under for it?


A family get together this week-end!  Son and family from VA, two of our families from here, aunt and uncle, cousins from Michigan.  what a crazy lot!!


We also visited in Michigan and met my brother and sister for lunch!


We celebrated our 54th anniversary which is next week and visited the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm.  I love walking around this place and had visited it about 25 years ago!  I bought a new plant called Snowflake Rose which is a scented geranium.


So many lovely things to look at that it was hard choosing which pictures to post!  I bought this jean skirt for traveling, comfortable but not too flattering!


Dream on!


Oh, how I would like one of these bottle trees!


Wish my hanging baskets looked like these!


Green with envy!!!


Different and so pretty!


"Wonderful gardener" went to this herb farm for me!  Isn't he precious!


Our first "selfie" picture!  It rained off and on so it was a good thing we took our rain jackets.


What do you think?  Would this be a tree trunk?


Another view!


How did they make this??????


Do you think "wonderful gardener" could keep up to the weeding?


I think they use this place for weddings.


Another waterfalls.  I love this statue of the little girl.  Now who wouldn't want to visit this place!!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!!