Friday, June 26, 2009

It was 106 today with heat index of 121. My plastic containers I recycled from buying spinich and for starting seeds are melting on the front porch. Trying another homemade bait to try to get control or at least knock down some of the numbers of grasshoppers. I have lost at least half of the plants I put in this year.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

little baby watermelons coming on too!!

Ok.. so I was laughing at how big my other zuccs were getting. I have no idea where the hell this one was hiding. Sucker was as long as my calf! From my knee to the ground. Ridiculous. Sunflowers are starting to open up. Very excited about those. The plants dont look so great because of the grasshoppers but at least they are leaving me some of the flower to enjoy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Check out this hognose. Wasnt in the garden but was in the back walkway. It hooded and hissed at Steven. It is a bumper crop year for snakes this year. Have already seen alot in the last couple months.

got a few pics today

rows of tomatoes, squash, and sunflowers. everything seems to be doing well. funny how the sunflowers open. corn is ridiculous.. making little bitty ears.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Im so excited!

Got three Crape Myrtle trees today. They were on sale at Home Depot for 10 bucks a piece for the 5 gallon size. I got the ones called Tuscarora. I will take pics when they bloom. Also got a beautiful blue plumbago. I have never had one of those and actually dont have any blue flowers in the garden so will have to be careful where I put it. Most of my stuff is in the shades of reds and pinks with some yellows.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Zuccs grow so fast! Couple of them got way too big but we are going to be eating alot of them. I am open for your favorite recipes if you want to share!!