Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In Bloom And Ripe For Picking


In bloom and ripe for picking this morning:
Herbs, purple coneflowers, zinnias, petunias and tomatoes.

What's happening in your garden this week?

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    1. I do, Lynn. Not many things put a smile on my face faster than going outside with my plants.

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  2. No garden this year, as we are living in an apartment while we wait for our house to be built! I do have some herbs planted and one tomato plant which bore exactly 2 tomatoes and no more. Farmer's market, here we come!

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    1. Well, you can start counting down the days til you get into your house! :-) Your garden plans with the roses and coleus sounded wonderful.

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  3. Hello again
    It is the most wonderful time of the year for the garden isn't it - lots in the countryside too. I love rhubarb so have been picking lots and lots of that at the moment
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. We have had a really lovely summer (cooler than normal) and the plants are loving it! Do you make rhubarb pie?

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  4. Those all look so good and I love the frame you used for your photo. We have tomatoes and peppers in pots but nothing ripe yet! I should take pics of them! lol Sweet hugs!

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    1. Yes, you should post about the veggies you are growing! :-)

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  5. Our tomatoes are taking FOREVER to ripen this year. Your plants look fantastic.

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    1. I've been eating home grown tomatoes for a couple of weeks now. But you are farther north, so it will take a little longer. It's hard to be patient, isn't it?

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  6. Our garden is growing beautifully but not yet ready for harvesting. Soon.

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    1. Birdie, you are farther north, too. They will be ready very soon.

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  7. Looks very, very pretty. Ours is starting to slow down and things are starting to look a bit tattered.

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    1. Your garden has already produced so much this summer. You have such long summers, being that far south, do you get a second harvest? We had a hail storm come through here a couple of weeks ago and a lot of my plants really got battered and torn.

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  8. Everything in your garden looks gorgeous.
    Anne xx

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  9. It's all so pretty....I love your herbs, especially.
    It's a new yard for us this summer, nothing here but holly bushes!!!

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    1. A new yard means lots of opportunity for planning something wonderful! :-)

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  10. Everything looks wonderful! I especially love the coneflowers. Mine are doing really well this year, too.

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  11. Your Garden looks wonderful, Mine on the other hand is dying for some odd reason... My Zucchini started out great but It's not doing good no more.. my tomatoes are stringy and my greens got full of bugs and my tomatillos plant has bus.. I never had such a poor garden I barely got some green beans today and a couple of strawberries and some peas.. It must be our weather or somethin. It's just a mess.. going to clean it all up tomorrow so sad ... I see your pretty tomatoes very nice... Have a great Thursday with love Janice

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    1. Sorry to hear that your garden is struggling this year. Perhaps companion planting would help next year. The weather is a little "off" for us, too. My pineapple sage has not been as happy with the cooler, wetter weather this year and the leaves are turning brown. :-(

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  12. That looks like a fruitful garden. I have laid 10 bales of sugar cane mulch on my garden and it has only covered a small area of our garden. I need to get loads more to finish the job.

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    1. Diane, We should have spread a new layer of mulch, but didn't, and are paying the price in weeds. Interesting that they use sugar cane to make mulch where you are. Here it's mostly pine bark.

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  13. Looks lovely! My tomatoes are still green!

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  14. Your garden looks bountiful-enjoy your harvest!Lovely blog too.

    Thank you for your kind words today
    Carolyn

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  15. Your garden looks absolutely fantastic. Those tomatoes look wonderful.Thanks for the sweet comment-I should have written in that on the suitcase bed-I used metal braces to keep it open. Maybe I'll go back and edit that in, just in case someone decides to try this. Have a great week in your lovely garden!

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  16. Hey Gayle, nice to see what's growing, love the abundance Summer brings.
    My first Daffodil for the season bloomed yesterday, the Jonquils and violets are flowering in abundance and
    that's about it at the moment. Oh yes, the weeds continue to grow!!
    Have a great weekend......

    CLaire x

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    1. Claire, your garden looks beautiful all year round! :-)

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  17. Your garden is looking very happy and healthy, especially those big tomatoes. I've been picking lots of cherry tomatoes, but the big ones are still green.

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    1. Kim, your garden is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

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  18. I planted Zinnias for the first time this year. Mine are bright orange and they have grown a treat. Definitely a must for next year. I'm still waiting for tomatoes - but the flowers have come out!!

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    1. I think zinnias are a cheery must-have for any garden. :-)

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  19. Lucky you to have such a beautiful, bountiful garden! I'm missing our farm!

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    1. It would be hard to leave a farm. Hopefully you can still grow your favorites in smaller plots.

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  20. Beautiful flowers and yummy vegetables! I wasn't able to have a kitchen garden this year and miss the fresh vegies! I am enjoying bringing my flowers in to enjoy, though. Wishing you a great weekend!
    Nancy

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    1. Nancy, this is my first time to try growing veggies. I've always been a flower gardener.

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  21. What a lovely riot of colour! We have lots blooming - even a few tomatoes!

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    1. Your garden is amazing! And I know how hard you work to keep it that way.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies