- Jan 8, 2009
They do have a kick but it's tolerable , the banana peppers were hot .
Thanks for the commiseration. I think mine still takes the prize. It was sprouting a new bloom one minute and DOA the next-- no heartbeat, no brain waves, nada. Never seen anything like it; not even worth trying CPR. Usually there are warning signs-- something not quite right, but this one went straight to dead. (If it were a person you would suspect a heart attack or poisoning.)OK. OK. Confessions are clearly in order
1) I killed the corn when I hit it with the gas trimmer by mistake . In my defence it all looked like wild grass which we all know is my sworn enemy.
2) Half the begonias gave up the ghost in spite of the controlled watering and protection from the uv in the west. They want only full eastern exposure ... so, I killed them with ... location?
3) All the lettuce plants but two were trampled by wild turkeys ... I failed to control the livestock in the veg garden but I think I would rather plant lettuce in a nice LEGION self-watering container next time anyway... close to the house.
4) There's probably a lot more - I'll give it some thought - but definitely no pics!
Where do I buy my tickets? This looks like quite an attraction!The new dig is one wild and crazy tangle of foliage and blooms. The glads make stunning cut flowers for inside too ... but I just take those that would snap with the heavy rain anyway. I've run soaker hoses with quick releases the entire length of every garden by the house - the liatris/gaillardia garden, the new dig, the bee balm and the boulder garden. Inexpensive hoses. This summer has been so dry, I'm relieved the shallow dug well has kept its level.
Yup, definitely my grandmother's garden
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Zinnias from seed. I had thought I was planting the compact variety with multiple blooms, but this surprise, at 18" tall, is not unwelcome. Rather like them.
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Admission ? ... just throw a shovel over your shoulder and jump right in!
Honestly, every morning I cannot believe the colours, the patterns, how the dew drops sparkle on the petals ... and all the birds and insects that come to my postage stamp here. Thank goodness for digital images. Even more, I am thankful for the time I now enjoy to observe it all.
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now ... and still a work in progress
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Not posting pics of my bumper crop of wild weeds, not even the yellow fields of goldenrod