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Category: Village Square | Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:37 pm
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Category: Village Square | Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:42 pm
Peek under the leaves of the veggie garden and what do I see? Four muskmelons in stages of growth from Kiwi size to bowling ball size! Summer squash poking out yellow toes under the leaves and purple asparagus pushing up a good size stalk, promising more in the future. The cucumbers we have already tasted crisp and tasty, and healthy green beans are hanging off the bush.
The fall garden seeds have already been ordered and will start seeds of beets, spinach, Chinese greens, leeks, garlic cloves and carrots. I'm trying the self-watering pot to start some of them.
....and summer goes on and on.
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Category: Village Square | Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:49 pm
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Category: Village Square | Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:23 pm
I have new guests to add to my rose garden. Six new Hemerocallis daylilies.
Apricot Sparkles, Dragon's Eye, Chicago Apache, Going Bananas, Daring Deception, Jungle Beauty, oh, and free gift Strawberry Candy. They're soaking their little toes in some diluted plant food right now, but tomorrow, in they go with some nice dry compost and "Rootblast", then a good blanket of bark mulch.
The border is filling in well also, with the help of a couple of sky-blue Plumbago and sparkling white Vinca. The tiny Raspberry Sundae Verbena are taking off too. Cosmos and Red Sunflowers started from seed are three feet tall and about to bloom. It's all growing great guns!!
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Fruit in the vegetable garden
Category: Village Square | Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:32 pm
Tomato plants started indoors which my cat Casey slept on, but rallied as soon as I put them in the garden. The cukes are almost seedless and crunchy! I put in a second planting of Bush Beans and lettuce yesterday. My new deep rose, dinner plate Hibiscus also went in. Beside, all the plants got a good feeding. Whew am I tired.
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Category: Village Square | Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:56 pm
I do love rose water!
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Category: Village Square | Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:36 pm
Just a thank you for all your very nice responses to my first photos. I didn't put captions on, so just to identify - the large rose bush is Knockout Rose, around the angel are daylilies and Autumn Joy Sedum. The large bush in background is Butterfly Bush.
My walkabout this morning revealed stalks of Asparagus just grown up since the heavy rain we had last night, also starting to harvest cukes. The Heirlooms have set some tomatoes - something to look forward to.
My rescued roses are budded and will bloom soon. More pictures!
I had guests this weekend, a niece and her daughter who just graduated from high school. We went dolphin watching and spent time on the beach. Of course there was a lot of eating going on. Our seafood here at the beach is very, very good. We are so blessed. Hope you all are enjoying the fruits of your labors.
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Visitors of the serpent class
Category: Village Square | Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:56 pm
I love critters great and small, however the latest visitor took my breath away. As I worked on one of my beds a sudden slithering movement caught my eye. It was a long black snake with white markings and beady eyes. He quietly climbed up the side and into a convenient hole in the side of my home and underneath as if he lived there, which I hope he doesn't with all my heart. My husband feels he's a non-poisonous variety and looked for temporary abode. (I think he was making me feel better) Such is life in beautiful, rural North Carolina. I'll take it.
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The Strawberry Patch
Category: Village Square | Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:09 pm
My neglected strawberry patch got some much needed care with compost and a black mulch. I don't know what kind they are, but continue to have berries into July. Very sweet! I still need to fix with bird screening as our local Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Robins love them. I can't wait to combine them with my Rhubarb in a great topping for cake. This is the fun of summer days.
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