It’s harvest time in the veggie garden! Mom has been removing the veggies and canning, freezing, dehydrating and eating the veggies. Slowly the veggie garden is disappearing. You can see the garden is disappearing. The Brussel sprouts are slow but they taste sweeter after a frost anyhow.
The flower garden is overwhelmed with *Love Lies Bleeding* plants. Kali and I usually go into the Love Lies Bleeding to get some shade but there was so many of them that we couldn’t get under them. Disgusting mom! She says next year she’ll put the Love Lies Bleeding at the back of the garden so they don’t cover all the other plants like they’re doing this year. As you can see this garden is thick with this dang plant. The tomatoes will never turn red unless some are pulled out.
Mom sent away to Suddenly Cat for 2 fishes for us. Gosh! She sent away like 87 months ago and they arrived on Friday. I was delighted with this LED fish. It swims and lights up in water. mol I was mesmerized by this shiny and bright fish. Think I’ll call him Jaws.
While Jaws was enjoying his swim around the water bowl, I was trying to figure out how to get him out. No easy task my friends. I didn’t want to get my paw wet. I want to plunk this plastic fish down at Kali’s paws. Kali gets acne from plastic and I want to see her break out in pimples. MOL
This is a lovely summer’s day. The temperature is not sweating us out of the house. The rains have come and gone. This means no more restrictions on watering with sprinklers.
Come let’s walk through the backyard and view the plants. The first plants we come across are the herbs. Mom has dried lots of them and is looking to make herbed vinegar and oil. I told her she doesn’t have the time but she insisted in that way peeps can.
We are headed to the veggie garden next. I have fertilized and watered everyday. Also I have mixed the soil so that bugs don’t have a chance to set up housekeeping.
You will notice in the first row there is cauliflower, 3 of them to be exact. There are a couple of beets and a few carrots. I got to aerating the soil and couldn’t help myself and did a witches dance. The results are only 2 beets remain in that row and there are very few carrots this year. However, mom got all carried away with the beets and chard in the second row….making up for my boo boo in the first row. The 3rd. row is all corn and doing very well from all that hot weather we had. The two last rows are beans and peas. Notice the sunflowers mom grew from seed.
Come over here my friend and see part of the flower garden.
Right in the middle of the picture are the lavender coloured phlox. The aroma from the phlox is divine, so mom says….I think it stinks myself. Beside the phlox, is the new rose mom got as a remembrance of her mom. Behind the phlox and rose and well protected are 2 huge tomato plants. Moving to the left, there is the pink hydrangea. Mom added a chemical compound to the soil to turn the soil more acidy, thereby giving us blue flowers instead of pink. It didn’t work mom. There is another big tomato plant behind the hydrangea. The tomatoes have lots of fruit but they’re not red yet.
Let’s step into the greenhouse for a few moments and see how the crops are doing in there. You are looking at the 3 pepper plants we got from small transplants. All 3 have peppers on them. The one pepper to the right is an Hungarian Sweet Pepper Plant. Mom thought because of its shape the peppers would be hot and she figures she’s hot enough and doesn’t need those to help her. Aw mom I didn’t mean to embarrass you! MOL You can see the leeks just in front of the peppers and the celery is to the far left. To the far right and out of sight is the Spaghetti Squash. Mom has pollinated the squash but no big ones are on the way yet.
Let’s mosey (mousey) back to the deck.
Ack! Don’t run at me like that! Now I need a piddle pad from Dezi of Dezi World’s powder room. Geesh. This is not how to make friends!