This week I thought I’d give you a look at how my gardens are doing followed up with some art.
FYI-photo heavy post
The deck box garden holds my yellow pear tomato plants each year to keep them from cross pollinating with the red regular sized varieties, This year I think I got a few seeds mixed up. I have some non-pear shaped tomatoes on a couple vines. Hmmm. Time will tell. I also have my Egyptian walking onions, radishes and jalapenos in there. Resting on the edge is a new to me shepherds hook. Mr. G is going to move one hook about 10 inches down for me when he digs out the welder.
The shed garden is going gangbusters after what seemed like a very slow start. I have tons of tomatoes on the vines. Even the bedraggled plants that came home from Biology class with J are doing fantastic.
The pumpkin and this tomato included. I really had no hope for either of these plants so I didn’t work very hard making a good home for them. Obviously they don’t care a bit.
The yellow summer squash and zucchini are getting large although the zucchini hasn’t produced anything yet.
The yellow ones are tasty though.
The first bit of bounty from the garden has arrived.
I am dealing with this pest though. Anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it without chemicals? I’ve been knocking them off and squishing them but the little munchers keep coming back for more.
We changed things up a little this year and didn’t attend the local parade for the 4th of July. Instead we went to a party close to our old neighborhood. We figured out that we hadn’t been to their annual bash in 10yrs. I forgot my phone at home so no pictures from there.
We came back for the standard evening shenanigans on our block. J had 6-7 friends hanging out by the end of the evening. You wouldn’t believe how quickly 3 large pizzas can disappear.
We joined a neighbor in their front yard for the awesome view of the fireworks, What a fun night.
Of course, there was lots of overindulging of all sorts so my drink of choice the next morning was….
I did take a bit of time for creating. I’m not sure how I feel about this page now that its dry. The colors of the stains were so fun and vibrant before they dried. Now the page is a little dull.
I went back and added these paper beads I made years ago to try and dress things up a bit. I love that they’ll hang outside the book begging someone to open it up to take a peek.
I’m planning to work on the landscape edging around a flower bed before it gets too hot. The humidity is what is so bad right now. UGH! I get very cranky in the heat. And don’t even talk to me about my hair.
What are you doing today?