Sunday, June 30, 2013

June...end of the month?

Wow end of the month already.  Seems only fitting to add something today since it  has been since June 1 for a post.  Reminds me of the quote..."The hurrier I go the behinder I get."

 A few good days of rain then it got really dry and just as we break down to water here's comes the rain again.  It is funny the plants that get all "happy" after a rain and some that you just can't seem to please.  Well the squash plants have really perked up since the fertilizer sessions.  Still no zucchini to eat but maybe they will produce.  Corn just did not make it.  Green beans no luck either and that's really funny because I hated green beans growing up because that seemed to be all that was  there was growing in  Granny's garden.  Have been able to get some eggplant, a few crookneck squash and green tomatoes, cucumbers and plenty of the "TamiG" grape tomatoes.  The slicing tomatoes are fighting the "leaf foot bug" and bloom rot and last week the blasted Tomato Worm.  Oh and last night I got two pods of Okra.

Did a little weeding yesterday evening and this morning snapped some shots.

Pineapple Lilies, Mulberry and Turk's Cap

The pond took a beating when Prince(dog) decided to try to catch the frogs.  Guess I will have to pull everything out and reposition.  It was looking so good especially the Horsetail and now it is all knocked down.

Not sure what this i,s a friend gave it to me.  It is sort of like citronella but silverish gray leaves.  She called it Moss Fern and said butterflies liked it.  But I haven't been able to find it on the net.

Squash making its come back

This is a Black Tula Tomato.  Started these from seed.

This was suppose to be English Lavender but it looks like Tomato
Volunteer Peppers

Poor corn


  1. Your peppers are wonderful! I've had no luck at all growing bell peppers.
    I don't know your Moss Fern, but it sure is pretty, and your Elephant Ears are way ahead of mine.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. I think your Moss Fern is either Dusty Miller Senecio cineraria or some kind of Artemesia, maybe Silver Brocade.

    Our new recipe for squash is to slice, toss in a little vegetable oil, roll in half fine breadcrumbs half Parmesan cheese seasoned to taste and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.