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October 2019 in the Garden PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 October 2019 10:41

The sun is staying lower on the horizon, so not as much light anymore. Temperatures are still warm though. Tomatoes have been harvested but some of them were harvested by the squirrels. Squirrels are smart enough to leave the Cheyenne and Macho peppers alone, as they will not enjoy a bite into those. Indoors in the Aerogardens, Pak Choy, Tatsoi Mustard greens and Autumn Torch Cabbages are being started. With a few fence boxes and a row cover, I am hoping to extend the growing season outside. Here are some pix of the latest in and from the garden.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2019 10:59
Summer Here and Gone PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:02

trill of a Blackbird
the yip and cluck
of the Robin
the sun
your smile
bringing a heart of stars
with tiny feet of the rain
missing your soft step
on the stair

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2019 10:57
August activity in the garden PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:01
Harvest this week

The plantings were Cubano peppers, Cheyenne Peppers, Heritage Zebra Tomato, Roma Tomato, Little Jade Cabbage along with Garlic Chives, Chives, Saigon Coriander, Basil (Big Leaf, Sweet and Pesto), Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary, Lavender and Lemon (Bee) Balm.

The Praying Mantis seems to enjoy living in the Basil... here he is enjoying the shade and summer...

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:17
Red Sunflower in August PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:41

Check out this beauty

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:46
Little Yellow Water Lily PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:28

Little Yellow Water Lily returns

After 27 years this little guy still blooms. It's been dragged out by racoons, robins, and skunks yet still blooms after being stored in a basement all winter. It's a miniature hardy water lily whose name is Helvola. Even though the garden is in view of the World Trade Center, it's on a cliff that is more like Wild Kingdom. The green wire grid is to protect the tub garden being dug up by racoons, skunks, squirrels, groundhogs and possums. We got them all here.

Helvola water lily

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:42
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