Garden Report 06-01-15

garden report 06-01
The garden looks so lush and full right now.

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The sweet peas are putting on pods.

2015-06-01 14.23.27The eggplant is flowering.

2015-06-01 14.23.36The little cherry tomatoes are bursting out on the tomato bush now.

2015-06-01 14.24.11The zucchini is blooming and putting on little squashes.

2015-06-01 14.24.18Cantaloupe is starting to grow up the trellis.

2015-06-01 14.26.14The first of the little cucumbers are starting to grow.

Garden Report 04-29-2015

Japanese Boxwood

I was excited to see the really tall flower in the front quarter circle bed nearly ready to bloom. The bud is just about to burst open. And one of the asparagus has come up! I was beginning to be afraid they might not have survived the planting. On the side of the house there is a really beautiful pair of Japanese Boxwood in bloom.

  • The Garden, April 29, 2015
    The Garden, April 29, 2015
  • Radishes
    Radishes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Japanese Boxwood
  • Asparagus
  • Big Flower
  • It's so exciting to see how green and vibrant everything is.
  • The radishes are really getting big now.
  • These are the beets. They are starting to look more like plants.
  • The carrot sprouts are starting to really look like carrots now. They're growing nicely, in spite of the fact that the maple tree is attempting to drown them in seeds.
  • These bushes on the side of the house are absolutely stunning. I think they are Japanese Boxwood, and the flowers are so bright and the color so intense, that they look fake.
  • One (of the 36) asparagus crowns I planted in the front bed has finally sprouted!
  • This really tall flower is about to bloom!

Garden Report 04-17-15

Growing
Growing
Everything looks so lush and verdant this morning!.
First Tomato Blooms
First Tomato Blooms
Pea
Pea
The cherry tomato plant has put out some flowers, and the peas are big enough to really recognize now.
The bulbs in the front are so beautiful right now.
Bulbs in Front
Bulbs in Front
Surprise Bulbs
Surprise Bulbs
There are some very interesting ones coming up that I can’t wait to see fully grown (because I don’t remember what they are).

Garden Report 04/12/15

So Pretty!
Sweet Pea Sprout
Sweet Pea Sprout
It’s so exciting to go see what has sprouted, bloomed, or grown overnight. Today, I spotted a sweet pea sprout. I planted those for my daughter.
The Spinach Sprouts
The Spinach Sprouts
Radish Sprouts
Radish Sprouts
Bulb Quarter Circle
Bulb Quarter Circle
The tulips in the little quarter circle on my front walk are just busting out incredibly right now! There are some neat little purplish-blue things growing in the side bed by the front walk, and the tulips there are really showing off also. Off to the side of the asparagus bed, the rose bush and peony are showing new growth, and I see a few of the little flower seeds I planted in front of the asparagus coming up now, too.
So Pretty!
So Pretty!
Rose Bush
Rose Bush in Front
Peony
Peony
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2015-04-12 13.43.23The little border in the front yard looks so amazing right now.

Garden Report 04/07/15

Creeping Myrtle
There were more radish sprouts this morning than there were yesterday. No other seeds have come up yet.
Radish Sprouts
Radish Sprouts
There are more narcissus blooming now, and the tulip buds are showing their colors.
More Narcissus
More Narcissus
Pink Tulips
Pink Tulips
Finally, I have resolved the mystery as to how the random bulbs in my yard must have appeared. I stuffed the quarter circle bed full of singular bulbs, and then filled all the remaining space with pink tulips. There is one third of it, where the tulips are missing. Some critter must have uprooted them and dropped them off across the sidewalk in the yard.
Where the tulips should be
Where the tulips should be

Like they are on this side
Like they are on this side

The "Mystery" Bulbs in the Yard
The “Mystery” Bulbs in the Yard

I was sure this little creeping myrtle I planted last summer had died, but it’s back and stronger than ever it was before. I hope it spreads fully in its space this season.
Creeping Myrtle
Creeping Myrtle

Front Garden – Asparagus Bed

Front of House - Before
Front of House – Before
I am going to put an asparagus bed with 30 asparagus plants in it along the front of these bushes. I ran out of room in the back yard for them to grow and get enough sun. I got three varieties of asparagus, one of which is purple, so they should make an attractive bed. I will put some flowers in a long the front of them and a rose bush and peony off to the left side.
Asparagus Garden Dug and Planted
Asparagus Garden Dug and Planted
Asparagus Garden Dug and Planted
Asparagus Garden Dug and Planted
About to Bloom!
About to Bloom!

Building a Better Garden, Part 7

It's Finally Growing Things
It’s Finally Growing Things
Sprouts!! Sprouts!!
Sprouts!! Sprouts!!

All the work to build the garden bed is finally finished, and now I can start to grow plants! I planted from seeds last weekend: Brussel Sprouts, Bok Choi, Bell Pepper, Spinach, Beets, Carrots, Radishes, and Green Beans. For the vertical vines, I planted cantaloupe, cucumber, squash, and zucchini. Yesterday, I put in some sets of cherry and patio tomatoes, a jalapeno, an eggplant, and a poblano. Now, we just wait to eat!! This morning, there were sprouts! I’m so excited, even though I don’t quite remember whether they are the radishes, beets, or carrots.
Building a Better Garden, Part 6

Bulbs, bulbs, bulbs!

Quarter Circle Bulbs
Quarter Circle Bulbs on 3/29

Late last fall, I planted a few hundred bulbs around the yard – crocus, hyacinth, tulips, and a few other kinds I can’t recall. I’m excited to finally see them coming up, and to finally remember what they are! There is a little quarter circle in my front walkway I stuffed full of the broadest mixture of bulbs. A week ago, they were really putting on a show, but now, they are bursting out with an incredible amount of new growth!

Quarter Circle Bulbs
Quarter Circle Bulbs 04/05
Hyacinths Coming Up
Hyacinths Coming Up

In the backyard, the hyacinths are coming up, as well. The pink ones not as quickly as the purple ones.

Mystery Bulbs
Mystery Bulbs

In the front, these mystery bulbs are preventing me from mowing my (crab) grass. I can’t wait to see what they are!