Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday's Wednesdays World of Gardens...

(and in case you're not confused enough....)
 Who's THIS guy in the yarrow bed?????   lol   Kind of adorable, isn't he?

^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^* I went out this morning around 10 and took some pictures. I just can't help myself...Then I got busy and got the front yard mowed...and that wore me out. I came in and had water and lunch and feel a little better now. Of course, before I mowed I had to go on poop patrol and shovel up the excrement the dogs leave all around the front porch...that's a half hour job at least.  Then the next hour and a half was spent mowing the front yard...the Irishman started mowing on Saturday and stopped when he ran out of gas, planning to finish the next day. Which, of course, was when he got sick. And naturally, he started in the back yard instead of the front, really thinking (I hope) that he was going to mow the entire thing. So the back got finished and the front not started...sigh....never mind.... are the garden pictures.   :)  (Click to biggify!!)

 The deck flowers and herbs are hanging in there just fine.

Daylilies are everywhere and gorgeous this year!

 This beautiful one was given to me by my sister-in-law the first or second year we were here. LOVE the color!

Butterbeans traveling towards heaven!

Quinoa!!!!  Well--quinoa with a few weeds....hopefully get that taken care of this

 The salad bed...spinach, chard, lettuces, green onion, radishes, lemon grass, carrots--yum.

Butternut squash looking very healthy and robust.

    'Maters, baby !!!!!  Lots of flowers and quite a few tiny green tomatoes showing up now..
   The Edamame bed....

Taters !

  Snow Peas!!

Blue Lake Bush Beans (green beans)...I'll be canning in about 3 weeks...

Duelling eggplants!

Georgia Jets sweet potatoes...looking much better, but jury's still out...

 A lovely volunteer zucchini, come up in the pepper bed.

Okra--have about 12 plants

 Assorted bell peppers--looking good !

Holy Toledo!! Is that a ripening blackberry ??  Why yes, yes it is!! 

As you can see...we are going to have a bumper crop of berries this year.  They almost surround our house, the invasive little sweethearts....

And finally, back to the salad bed..a close up of the Black seeded simpson and the bronze romaine lettuces.

  Hope you enjoyed this  as much as I, I still have a couple of things to accomplish today, so I'd better get on it....

 Happy Thursday !!!!!



Ashling said...

Dazzled & impressed! Wow....I feel like we're such slackers!! LOVE that pink-red daylily--very different!

Retired English Teacher said...

Your garden is just wonderful. You should be quite proud of all that produce. I didn't plant much this year since our house is on the market. This post makes me very sad when I think of possibly not have a place that will allow me to garden. Enjoy that good food you are growing.

Rita said...

OMGosh! Everything is looking so good! If things keep going like this you will have bumper crops and be canning all summer and fall!! :)

Hope the Irishman is feeling tip top again--or soon. Mowing is a tougher job than people who don't mow think--especially in the heat! Glad you got some mowing done.

The flowers--good for the soul!! Enjoy your day. :):)


Akannie -- Nice that you came to my site. It really became an introduction to your blogs. I know this might sound New Agist but are you a Virgo? After reading through several of your posts on both of your blogs I was convinced we were born under the same star only you are younger than I. I practice all your gardening and food patterns and have for years. Some small differences in the gardening area but similar. I will be back for more in the future -- barbara

Beth said...

I did enjoy the tour of your garden!! Lookin' good Annie.

Rubye Jack said...

This is why I like cats. They do their poopy in a box. Beautiful pictures Annie.

DJan said...

Got to get me some of that straw mulch! I am watering all the time, and it's not even hot yet. I LOVE your pictures, and I'm so happy to see what you've got growing out there, Annie! So cool...

Anonymous said...

All those plants just warm my heart. My blog isn't called Garden of Eden for nothing, darlin'.

And did you say 'biggify??'


Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You are going to be super healthy with all that wonderful garden produce! Thank for sharing the pictures! I say I am going out to pick up the doggie-do or do my barn chores. Lol Nancy

cloudia charters said...

berry nice!

yarrow - not narrow

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justsoyouknow said...

I envy your garden and i can tell just by looking at the pictures that you are living in a quite green countryside. A place full of wealth material or not. I hope that you are good in wealth management dear.