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I love summer PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2022 11:12
Survived the brutal heat wave here. Had to be especially careful to be on the case with the containers. They dry out a lot faster and retain heat more than plants in the ground or in a raised bed. (especially if they are black or dark colored. Some of the flowers had to be moved into the shade due to the heat and high ultra violet light. There has been an invasion of catbirds here. They made quick work of the blackberry bush and strawberry boxes. It was like a race to beat them to the fruit. Herbs, parsley, cherry tomatoes and various peppers are doing well.

Below is a summer salad made up of garden vegetables. Yellow Cherry Tomato, Cucumbers, Red Pepper, Chili Pepper, Parsley, Garlic Chives, Green Zebra Tomato. Only outside ingredients were Shallot and a little Garlic

The flowers survived the heat wave and have been re vitalized by the cooler weather!

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2022 11:47
June Rose 2022 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 09:19
Who doesn't love a rose?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 09:27
Ahhh Summer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2022 17:17

Summer arrived early here. We've already had temperatures reach the 90's. (Not so good for sprouts and Pak Choi is bolting already). But, the indoor plants all made it outside including: Green Zebra Tomato, Golden Cherry Tomato, Basil, Tiny Red Sweet Pepper, Pak Choi, Cayenne Pepper, Thai Chili Pepper. Outside starts include Cucumber and Strawberries. The beautiful Peach Water Lily wintered in the basement and the Rosemary and Lavender that wintered inside are out now too. Going outside now are the beautiful Pink Amaryllis bulbs, Vincas. Bulbs for Freesia and Lily of the Valley are starting up outside.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2022 17:57
Just love this Clematis Vine PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2022 16:38
The ever faithful Clematis is back. It has been blooming for over 20 years now. It never fails to please and get compliments.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2022 16:45
Merry month of May in mycitygarden! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 May 2022 09:51
Cool and foggy today and the plants are loving it.

It has been a really slow start this year due to the cold temperatures. Finally getting some rain which keeps the plants clean... The Pak Choi starts from this past February are getting large. Strawberries are stirring in the fence boxes. The Golden Cherry tomatoes are now hardening off outside in the cool weather. Starts of Green Zebra Tomato, Mini Red Peppers and Basil are waiting in the wings. The beautiful Clematis has started to bloom, a sure sign it's time to plant the tomatoes in the raised bed box. This year Lily of the Valley, Freesia and Coleus plants have been put in the shaded patio and under the Dwarf Bartlett Pear tree.

And now for the show...

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2022 10:20
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