Saturday, July 5, 2008

Garden Report

Here is a photo of the Bag Lady's Hansa rose bush in full bloom in spite of (or perhaps because of!) the hot, dry weather.

The delphiniums are starting to bloom now:

And here is a photo of the spinach and peas in her veggie garden. She is a little disappointed in the germination of the spinach. She will plant some more seeds (for the third time) to see if she can get a little more to grow. The second set of seeds that she planted didn't germinate. She blames the hot, dry weather.


(note the dryer sheet strips tied to the chicken wire over the peas. So far, that seems to have kept the deer at bay.... or they have found greener pastures - perhaps one of the neighbours has a better pea-patch!! Ha ha)

Hope your weekend is going well.

25 comments:

Hilary said...

Those flowers are looking good, Baggie. I have a black thumb.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary, I don't believe you for an instant!

Hilary said...

Don't make me send photos - of my garden or of my thumb!

the Bag Lady said...

Yes! I want proof!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely flower pics.
I'm too lazy to put up chicken wire in my little pea patch. Good to know the dryer sheets work.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, dfLeah! Not sure whether the sheets are actually working, or the deer have just moved on....

JavaChick said...

I planted a few different varieties of seeds in my little vegetable patch and most of them seemed to do ok, but the lettuce and flat leaf parsley did not take at all. I've had trouble growing parsley from seed in the past, but I was surprised the lettuce didn't come up - I've had good success with that before. Funny how things go.

Reb said...

It's looking good out there Sis.

the Bag Lady said...

Javachick - my lettuce didn't come up this year, either. Don't know if it was the seed, or the conditions. I planted it twice, too!

I planted some rutabaga seeds a little late, but they are coming up, so it may have been the lettuce seed was no good.

Reb - thanks!

Sagan Morrow said...

Nice looking flowers and garden! Thats good that the deer are keeping away.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan!
Had our first feed of strawberry/spinach salad the other night. It was so-o-o good!! There's nothing like home-grown stuff. :)

tokaiangel said...

OK I have serious ranch-envy! My house just has a tiny paved back-yard which I'm currently sharing with my messy neighbours since our dividing fence blew down.

So I am completely green-eyed over your greenery - woah, you have serious space grow stuff! And you have flowers, and you don't kill them! Have you always had green-fingers? Dya think anybody can learn?

TA x

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Tokaiangel!
Yes, anybody can learn! If I can do it, anyone can. Even in a really tiny space, you can grow things in pots.

Most of my flowers are perennials, and around here, it's survival of the fittest. What comes back year after year gets to stay! :)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady,

Are you trying to tell me that spinach doesn't grow in a plastic bag and that peas aren't born frozen??

These are hard facts for a city girl to accept!

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie - sorry to disillusion you! I'm sure there are kids who actually believe that, though... :)

MizFit said...

so beautiful and I, unlike the fibbing Hilary (wink) truly have a jet black thumb.

M.

the Bag Lady said...

And I, (like with the *wink* fibbing Hilary) don't believe you, either!! hehehehehe

Hilary said...

Well possibly not "jet-black" - I do cultivate weeds really well!

I seriously suck at gardening but you've motivated me to get at the weeds this week, so maybe it will look better soon.

the Bag Lady said...

Hil - when you're done with the weeds there, there are plenty more to deal with around here... :)

Susan said...

Lovely flowers.

That's still a lot of spinach (at least to me!) despite the hot weather.

What are your eating plans for the spinach? Yummy, healthy, fresh salads? Yummy, hot, buttery, rich, creamed spinach? :)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady,

You might like to run over to Travis Erwin's blog http://traviserwin.blogspot.com/ to look at his MTM post. (I know it's Sunday, but he's always early.)

He lives in Amarillo, Texas and has lots of pics of the foliage around his neighborhood. Makes for a fun comparison. He also has a contest for anyone who can guess what's in the last picture. Being a city girl I think it's mussel shells from an Italian restaurant, but I'm sure that is a very poor guess.

Terrie

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow!

I don't have a green thumb, but worse than that, I'm just plain lazy. Fortunately, the Lobster is a great gardener, so I get the veggies without the hassle.

the Bag Lady said...

Susan - I have a terrible weakness for spinach salad! Especially one made with fresh spinach from the garden (and bacon, mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, swiss cheese and a wonderful dressing!)

I made one the other day with strawberries from the garden, too. Yummy!

dfTerrie - thanks for the tip - I'll check it out!

Crabby - sounds like you're lucky to have the Lobster!

Maggie said...

Peppers and flowers are looking really good. Those peppers are huge!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Maggie! The peppers are about half that size again already!