This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

A few things today...................

It has been so hot, the gardens are really showing the stress. So am I. The veggie patch has been taken over by the tomatoes. I am keeping everything as watered as I can manage. Its all so straggly though. Its time to weed, to thin out to tie up and all of that but it's too hot.
Here are a few pictures for today of my tomatoes.
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Tristen brought home some green bean seeds from school. I planted them, all two of them. His crop was HUGE, no, there were about 6 beans haha. He would not eat them because they are in their shells. He didn't get it, that the "bean" was the whole thing because it has little beans inside. (eye roll)........The tomatoes though were awesome. If I get enough I will make some salsa. Won't be enough to can unfortunately but this is all a trial for next year. I will know better next year and already have plans.
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There are loads yet to ripen but I am not sure how many I will have all at once.
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How do I know when my egg plant is ready?
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So far, nothing but flowers on the cucumber and zucchini. So next year a different location for those and I will do green beans and peas I think.
Today a visit from a Cardinal. It's been awhile. I have heard them around but they have not been to the feeders.
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Must be a young one. The berries are not ready yet but I think he was snacking. Won't be long and the birds will be back. I do keep plenty of water around my garden the Blue Jays appreciate it.
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Jason's roses are doing well. They have really taken to the spot I chose.
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The yellow one has red ones on it too so they must have put two in that one pot. Great, if they keep on growing. That reminds me, there was another I needed to move but it's been too hot.
The Day lilies are still popping up here and there. I must get more of those next year too. Different colours. I do have some nice ones though.
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Foxglove is still blooming, I do believe small plants have come up. That would be nice. Next year I think I will try some Hollyhocks by the road. In the Fall I will clean that garden out.
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Hydrangea did well. I love the colours on this one.
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I love this colour
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I got the Garlic chives because I love the flowers on them
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The Yellow daisies didn't do as well as I had hoped. Maybe they will pick up if it ever rains
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The Sunflowers are beautiful and I will actually plant some next year
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Well that's it for today. I sure hope we get some rain soon. I need to have a yard sale. I have my back room packed with boxes and keep putting it off. We are seeing a very subtle change in colour in the trees, stress from drought no doubt they will soon be falling and we will go into one of the nicer seasons in Michigan. The hay is cut out in the fields we are winding down. The evenings are drawing in and the mornings are a bit darker. Sigh, soon another summer gone and our adventures will end. Not yet though, not quite yet.

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

It's so hot here too, but I see the summer closing to an end as well! I hope it rains tonight!!! Gorgeous pictures Janice! Your garden has done very well. As I said, I have cut everything so back this year, because of the drought! Our cardinals are so cute! I have one couple that comes and kisses each other in our yard! We have lots of bluejays too! You did well with your tomatoes! Big Hugs! (Make sure you have your yard sale!)