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Category: Numb's Garden Life | Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:26 pm

Ive been doing a lot of thinking about the ups and downs of gardens...
i had all these big plans of growing lots of flowers and veggies and lots of other stuff this season but i think i bit off more than i can chew...

i got a bit disappointed that i was getting behind on my schedules but then i came to the conclusion that i just need to be thankful for the things i can pull off and not try to grow too much stuff since the upkeep can get overwhelming with the time i can give everything.

So i gave up on the watermelons and some other vine crops this year and am concentrating mostly on my maters, corn and peppers.

The toms are going really well and i have loads of fruit growing on the vines which is awesome compared to last year. My lil green bamboo stakes are too small and i kinda knew that might happen but im gonna buy some bigger stakes to help these guys out..

The pepper plants are producing too but they did really good last year so i wasnt surprised......but i am thankful.

Heres a few pics of the stuff going on in my garden..

here is a mexican sunflower i left in the pot too long, i suspect its a lil stunted but i decided to leave it in there anyway and its been producing some lovely orange blooms.

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

the lambs ear was on steroids this year and the bee's loved it. The flowers are about gone now but when this pic was taken the bees were being busy..
This plant is right outside my back door patio area and just like last year the bee's paid no attention to my kids playing around them. I have instructed the kids about the bee's and they have given them respect.

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

this easter lilly used to have space but the lambs ear has spread and kinda swamped this guy..
i will trim up the lambs ear next year so there is more space. I let the weeds crawl up in this bed and next year will have that taken care of with the cloth u can lay down and cover up.

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

i have no idea where this came from or what it is. I think it might be some weed that flowered?

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

this is another area i let the weeds/grass take over a bit but i will have it all ready and cloth down in the fall for next year. I got these ferns from walmart in a bag and am happy they are growing up.

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

not sure of their name but these come up every year and the bee's enjoy them. They are just starting to flower here..

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

thats all for now, i dont want to make this too pic heavy......i got some more pics to post of the other stuff so i will end this blog here and start another..

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toni wrote on Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:45 pm:

I did the same thing, planned way more than in reality I could do by myself in one year. Then because of rainy weather in late winter/early spring I got so far behind that by the time the hot weather hit it was a lost cause.

Everything is looking really good for you.

That last photo looks like [URL=][b]Liatris spicata [/b] (Gayfeather, Blazing Star)[/URL]
I have it in white and I think purple but that one was put in the ground too late to bloom this year.


Jewell2009 wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:43 am:

I know how the weeds can get out of hand. I have had a week off work and all I have done is weed...all day every day. Too much to take care of. But I enjoy what I have.

The weather here has been crazy, and I have one almost bare garden bed because of the cold, dry weather, that then turned hot. Things sprouted, but I couldn't keep them damp enough in the first days or the slugs ate them. Will have to try again. You have spurred me on with hope from your posts.

Your yellow flower leaves look like a wild sunflower (that was how it was described to me) that I got this spring at a plant swap. Haven't seen the flowers yet.


Green_Numb wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:21 pm:

thanks for the plant id's guys..

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