Hello my gardening friends. Its been a while. I've been battling with those head aches that have not gone away since the surgery last June. I'm going back May 5th to see what's going on.
My gardening has not been neglected, however. It's been very helpful.
I've actually got green tomatoes! We did the garden in a potting soil bag thing. We've got 5 plants with tons of blooms and 6 tomatoes.
We've got 4 cucumber plants with blooms all over, 4 cantelope plants blooming like crazy and some pepper plants.
None of my seedlings really made it except for the cantelope which I did the winter garden thing with. We had to buy all new plants for the others.
All the flowers are starting to fill in and bloom. The amarylis has come and gone. The hybiscas and cana are about to bloom and the caladiums are filling up the yard.
I rooted a lot of coleus plants and we've planted them back in the front and they're starting to fill out. I have some really nice pots with coleus that are ripe for the giving. A friends father passed away and I fixed up a really nice potted coleus and then realized I had no way to get it to them.
My Shasta Daisy seeds did not make it when I moved them out of the burpee plant starter thingy so Dusty went and bought about 10 big plants. (He had to buy something, it was killing him)
Enjoy your gardening folks and I'll try to catch up and get some pictures.
At home on the Bayou.
P.S. Has anybody seen any hummingbirds yet? I thought I saw two a few weeks ago, but none since. Keeping the feeders up though.
Apr 30, 2009 | 8:09 AM PST
Hi, Bayou, Glad you're hanging on! I, too have lots of tiny tomatoes and bell peppers-beans are blooming and starting to produce. I had lots of hummers when the Bottlebrush was blooming, and I occasionally see one around the flowers-but not many. Good luck with the Doc! Sure hope this gets better for you!
Apr 30, 2009 | 10:23 AM PST
Howdy friend, I'm praying for your recovery. I tried seeds in the late winter and they didn't fare well either, but the project keep me busy waiting for the real garden to start. We get the Rufus hummers in Ky and I see twenty or thirty hits a day on my feeders. So I guess they are here until late fall.
You have a great day and happy gardening.
Jul 25, 2009 | 5:06 PM PST
I love hummers but in our part of the country we only get the ruby throat and some we call green backers. I take Birds N Bloom and see all the stories about hummers and envy the people in other places who get a lot of different kinds.