I've given up on the flower beds. They will live till they die I guess. My pumpkins in the garden are starting to turn orange. The kids are excited to start stabbing at them. The concept of holding out until Halloween is completely lost on them. Jack o' Lanterns are year round you know.
I'm kind of hoping for 1 ear of corn before summer is done. I'm more than a little dissapointed that the 6 rows of sweet corn we planted is green, tall and very, very naked.
My poor apple trees are trying to hold up under the weight of all those apples. The Greening is a bit suicidal. Last year it was so heavy it actually split right down to the ground and 1/4 of its trunk is now gone. This year we actually trimed away a few branches and strapped the trunk together in hopes of convincing it that life is not so bad and it really isnt worth it. If it eventually does manage to kill itself, I can at least say it was a great tree... a real overachiever. I may bury a few prozac around the roots and see if that helps.
Anyway, As I said, I've been busy. Unfortunately, none of my new stuff has to do with outside-though you could say it does promote cooking what you harvest? Well, anyway...
Its a wine bottle display. I kind of like how these turned out.
These grapes were so darned nice...I may add some to the next wine rack below...
Maybe a cluster of grapes at each leaf thing...Oh, and this was an experiment, but I think it turned out good enough to try again. Its a pumpkin :)