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Autumn is upon us PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:15

We've finally reached the turning of the leaves here. The predominant color seems to be orange, with a little red. In the city garden, the peppers and tomatoes are a bright crimson hue. The chard and kale are a nice contrasting dark green. Flowers seem invigorated by this cool weather. Soon, everything but the cold hardy plants will be gone or inside. The herbs like Rosemary and Sage seem to do ok in a sunny window but we never had real luck with basil unless it was in an Aerogarden. Time to break those out soon, we still crave fresh greens and cherry tomatoes. Here are some shots of the latest harvest and flowers.

Fall Nasturtiums

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:36
Summer's End PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 September 2013 09:49

The days are growing shorter. The garden is producing peppers, basil, cherry tomatoes, a little kale and chard and lots of herbs (Rosemary, Sage, Lemon Balm, Chives, Garlic Chives, Borage). The sunlight is moving further south so containers are moved to make the most of the daylight where possible.

Hot Red Pepper

Summer Basil

Summer Scene 2013

Moon Flower
Just as the sun goes down, these lovelies come out. (Moon Flower)

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 September 2013 10:03
Late August in the garden PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 August 2013 17:30
Here a few new pepper varieties and some shots of the garden and scenery.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 September 2013 10:03
August is upon us PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 August 2013 08:43

This installment will be short on words since I just can't bear to be inside when it's so nice out. Well, every picture is worth a thousand words, they say. So here's what's been going on lately.

Cherry Tomatoes 2013

Cherry Tomtoes

Helvola Lily

The hardy Helvola Lily, growing since 1993!

Borage Flowers

Summer Daisy

Beautiful Begonia

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 09:18
Summertime at last PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:44

Summer is here and the living isn't always easy, but sometimes the garden produces benefits that make it all worth it. Harvesting enough for salads, herbs and a few flowers indoors is enough. This is going to be a short blog post (because there is so much to do outside!!). Besides the harvests, we sometimes get unusual visitors like the one pictured below. Also visiting are a range of critters from groundhogs to skunks and hummingbirds. The lovely moth below (I believe it's a Luna moth) stopped by after a rainstorm to dry its wings out.

Luna Moth

Some samples of what's growing in the garden right now

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 06:39
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