Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
While checking out the progress on the pool….
…imagine my delight,to find a few pleasant surprises.
This Camellia,which I had been training to grow into tree form,was left in full sun.
…when TheOak went down…
I was convinced it was a goner for sure.
But it hung in there.
And to my pleasant surprise,I found this…
Not only was it covered in concrete spray,but it also is covered in buds…
…and a bloom….
Covered in concrete spray,but still beautiful.
And the Angel’s Trumpets may be covered with the same concrete spray,but they are,again,proving their toughness.
And the Thyrallis may be half covered with dirt,but it’s hanging in there.
And the Gerberas….
I’m starting to think the garden likes me.
I feel like the plants are saying,”We like you,lady.We can take it.We’re there for you.We know it’s gonna get much better around here.”
…Tomorrow,we pick out the tile…
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Yep,it’s a muddy,dirty mess around here…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
There are 8 wells sunk,into the ground,encircling the old pool.They are there to pump the ground water(they hit ground water at less than 2 feet!) away from the shell of the old pool.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
It has been with great anticipation that this gardener has been looking forward to Autumn,and the return to growing vegetables.
With the cooler weather we’ve been having,lately,the Fall vegetable garden has taken off.
Broccoli is already setting heads….
Lettuce and Collards are growing out of control…
Not that we’re complaining,mind you.We’ve really missed home grown veggies.
Not to mention turnips,of which,I forgot to take a photo.
The first of the green beans are starting to put in an appearance.
Some were snatched off the vine,already.
Not mentioning any names,but…ahem…YardBoy springs to mind.
The first of the tomatoes are setting fruit…
This season I’m trying only heirloom types.Lately,heirlooms have proven the most successful at TheGreatWall,so this season,I’m going strictly with heirloom types.This one is a heat tolerant type (Solar I think it is called.Meant to be planted earlier).Hopefully,all the other types I’m trying will perform as well.
Cucumbers have shown up,to join the party,too…
Already,we have had two crops of radishes.
And,fingers crossed,but I think this Fall,I may,finally,be successful with Acorn Squash.
I have been experimenting with helping the pollination process along.
Me and my paint brush can be found in the garden,many mornings…
So far,I think I have three Acorn Squash growing,successfully.
Tonight,we shall be having a fresh green salad,from the garden,with a Balsamic dressing,
Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti.