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Monday, 15 August 2011 09:50

Second week of August and the tomatoes and peppers are enjoying the sun, heat and now the rain.This growing season seems to have had a slow start around here. Usually, we had more tomatoes by this time. Nothing beats fresh tomatoes in a salad along with fresh herbs and greens.



Mixed herbs in a fencebox. (Cilantro, Basil, Dill)
cilantro basil and dill

Hot yellow Pepper

yellow pepper

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 11:35
 
The Garden in August PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011 08:43

This is prime growing time in the garden. Below are some pix of what's happening in the City Garden right now...


green pepper

Hot weather veggies like peppers and tomatoes are flourishing


red and yellow cherry tomatoes


Roses and zinnias are going strong along with the petunias which just need to be dead headed to keep growing.

pink zinnia

Voodoo Rose flower

It's too nice to stay inside so it's outside to plan on how to use the garden's bounty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 11:38
 
Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:00

Summer is going full swing with the heat and humidity here. Great weather for tomatoes and peppers. We've been enjoying Swiss Chard and Kale now that the lettuce and peas are done. The blackberries are starting to ripen and we've enjoyed some blueberries but the Catbirds did too...



Rocky Mtn. Coral Geranium

I am always amazed at how flowers at dusk almost seem to glow on their own and many seem to exude their frangrance at twilight too. Pictured here are geranium and cosmo flowers.

Cosmo Flower

These lovely orchids are back for an encore after last winter. They are white with just a touch of lavender



White and lavender orchid

The veggie department outside in the box is moving right along. We have had cucumber, chard, onion, herb and cherry tomato salads two or three times a week now.

Early Girl tomato

cucumber

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 11:40
 
Late June in My City Garden PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 07:36

Things are moving right along here. The tomatoes, cucumbers, Swiss Chard, kale and peppers are growing more quickly now. The heat is on the snow peas and lettuce are finishing up. The kale and chard are more heat resistant greens, so we go with those now. Blueberries and some blackberries are on the way in containers. With a little planning, you can allocate your space for your favorites. I've been experimenting with the berries to see what does best. The strawberries we had didn't do very well this year which may because they like to sent out runners unlike the bush berries. Below are this weeks pix of the garden's progress.




Basil is great for a garnish or Summer Pesto


Kale is great fried with onion and butter

Summer Daisies - Simple and beautiful


No lillies yet, got a late start this year.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 08:32
 
Spring Flowers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 08:21

Here are the lovelys that graced the garden in the last few weeks. Most are on the wane now but enjoy!


Clematis Vine



Honeysuckle Vine



Voodoo Rose



more Voodoo Roses

 
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