Around The Garden in May

Small Tomato
With warm weather here to stay until sometime in November, everything in the garden has started taking off. I’m finally getting tomatoes and am hoping I can get a decent crop in before the really hot weather in July. Hopefully I will be able to keep the more vining and heat tolerant varieties longer.

Rose of Sharon
There’s a Rose of Sharon that drapes itself across our side of the fence and is blooming profusely right now. The buds drop off and fall onto our potting bench which makes me have to pick the blossoms out every couple of days. We’re probably going to move the potting bench out from underneath the bush soon.

Potato Flowers
The potatoes are all blooming too.

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They’ve grown more jungle-y and twisty since I took this photo.

Little Gem Magnolia
Little Gem Magnolia

Little Gem Magnolia

isis
I caught Isis out in the vegetable garden snooping around. I’m not sure what she was up to, probably scoping out the area for bugs to snack on.

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Fred says hi!

flowerbed
For the most part the flower beds are coming into their own. We’ve got a few gaps that I would like to fill. Some of those gaps are plants that are continuously being eaten down by the deer. They recover only to be chowed down upon once again. It is incredibly frustrating.

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Left to right: Fred, Callie, Tom

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And the herd sniffing out the remnants of fish oil that spilled on the ground after Chris mixed up a container to spray on the plants to fertilize them.

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There’s been a lot going on in the yard and I’m hoping that as the summer goes on I’ll be able to share what is being harvested out of the veggie patch!

Comments 1

  1. chel wrote:

    Your cats are so beautiful. It must be so nice having them around the garden.

    One thing I HATE about Hibiscus is the nasty blooms after they fall off. One of my plant’s blooms turns to an icky gel-like consistency almost the second the bloom closes. So if it falls on the ground before I can toss it, I pretty much have to scrape it up. It’s gross, in a way.

    Posted 03 Jun 2013 at 10:10 am

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