I haven't been doing much in the garden lately, other that trying to find time to mow and weed. I did manage to get the yard mowed today.I have been doing a lot of projects indoors, most of which includes hanging out with my two little ones :)
I have been enjoying the recent happenings in the garden and managed to sneak outside with the camera to capture some.
The Pineapple Lily has bloomed for the first time ever!:
We have been enjoying our hardy hibiscus blooms too:
>Last fall I divided my green eyed susan and plopped a piece of it in the front bed so that the blooms would peek out and give some color from the street side. I think its doing the trick and will look even better next year:
< p>Here are a couple of shots of the front yard and house:
And the backyard:
We have been harvesting lots of goodies from the veggie garden too. We ate our first spaghetti squash last night for dinner...yum! We have also been enjoying lots of eggplants, tomatoes and beans. The corn will be ready soon and the newly sewn zucchini is taking off like wild fire! As things begin to die back I will start sewing the fall veggies. I will get the brussel sprouts started soon, I will put those where I pulled out the broccoli and beets. Then, soon to follow will be lots of great greens and lettuces and then some sweet peas. I am looking forward to it!
Still no growth from the 2nd attempt of the great gunnera...I will call the company next week and see what they suggest. I was so hoping this would grow...maybe all hope is not lost yet. Everything else by the creek is looking great. Willows are growing like crazy and the arborvities are looking great. Its about time to get back there and weed eat again...maybe tomorrow....
We had a great summer rain this afternoon! The garden was in desperate need...it even hailed a bit. But, luckily not enough to do damage to the plants. For the most part, things are just truckin right along in the garden. Most things are even holding up to the dry weather. I am having a hard time keeping enough water on my hydrangeas though. I am thinking I may install a soaker hose around that bed this fall, to help with watering next season...
Here are a couple of shots of the afternoon rain as seen from my front porch:
We have also been enjoying a very bountiful harvest from the veggie garden. Today was no exception!
Here is a pict of the harvest bowl...
This was our first harvest of corn! I have never grown corn before and its fun that its turning out! Also, this is my third season to attempt carrots and my first season to get anything! Could it be that the companion planting is working????!!!!
Here is the bounty all clean and ready for munchin and cookin:
I am already starting to think about how I can improve my plantings for next year and I am getting excited about doing a big fall veggie garden...I can't wait!