Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lots of Green Things

Daddio and I have a little vegetable garden in his backyard. Neither of us have much of a green thumb but we did manage to get the pumpkins to sprout again this year. There were also a pretty little row of sunflowers growing behind them but you don't want to ask me about what happened to them. The lesson learned is that Daddio is NOT allowed to weed without CLOSE supervision. I owe the neighbors an apology for my language when I discovered they were gone. It was not pretty.

On a happier note, we have had some luck with the tomatoes.

 We have several varieties in pots all over the place.

They are covered in blooms and are looking pretty happy about it.

 The bush beans had a rocky start but seem to have bounced back. This is the first time ever that we have had flowers so just maybe we will see some beans this year.

The peppers are looking pretty healthy for a change also. Last year I only got two or three tiny shriveled up things that I am not sure were even really peppers.

Sadly, the broccoli, cauliflower, collards, chard and brussel sprouts all met the same fate. They were attacked and devoured by hoards of tiny caterpillars. We tried to pick them off but they won. The plants are all in the compost. We don't want to spray chemicals on the plants so we need to come up with a better plan of attack for next year. 

 At least the squash seem to still be doing what they are supposed to. I had them under row covers but now they need pollinating so I am keeping my fingers crossed they can survive the hoards of hungry bugs that have targeted my little garden this year.

 The fig tree is covered with figs so I better be finishing up the last of last year's jam so I can wash out those jelly jars for refilling.

 Mom's hydrangea is looking exceptionally beautiful, however. I have never seen so many blooms on it.

 Her daylilies are also gorgeous. That woman could grow anything.

Of course if she could see what we have let happen to her beloved gazebo she would be kicking some serious butt. We just can't keep up with all the green things she left behind. Some have taken on a life of their own and we respect that. Well, anyway...that's our story and we're sticking to it.


  1. Awesome post! I don't think it's too late to re-start sunflowers. =)

  2. You two are doing way better than me. My gardens are definitely of the au naturel variety!