This week, the bean plants put out their first baby beans, the grapevines finally got a trellis, the peas finally bit the dust, and all that rain brought some mushrooms to my magnolias. All that and more, in pictures, after the jump.
Archive for August, 2011
The names of corn varieties are too awesome not to stop and savor. There are the corn varieties with a vehicular ring to their names: Challenger, Tahoe, Aspen, Excel, Accord, Avalanche. There are the corn varieties with adventure story names: Pegasus, Silver King, Silver Queen, Ruby Queen, Seneca Dancer, Camelot, Lancelot, Merlin (apparently, corn was a popular side [Read more]
This week, my lemon tree lost every single leaf (though there’s a happy ending to the story), my cucumbers flowered, the miracle of the late-season peas continued (we have pods!) and, thanks to all the rain, my Gaura ‘Pink Fountain’ looked like a firework. Click through for all the pretty pictures!
When Charity told me she had online shopping baskets brimming with juvenile trees just waiting for her to hit that “Proceed to Checkout” button, I thought her a little, curious. But much has changed, and it’s really all due to my impending first crop of indoor-growing vegetables. Two days ago, with Charity’s expert guidance, I [Read more]