Posts Tagged ‘sunflowers’

Seeds of summer

20131002-191649.jpgI was having a hard time getting used to the idea that fall was here, but the seeds of spring and summer are now turning into seeds of hope for next summer’s garden.

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Sunflowers take beating from wind

20130908-191738.jpgThe sunflowers took a beating Saturday afternoon/evening when a storm rolled through. Gusty winds really blew them over. Hopefully, though most of them will keep growing. Continue reading

Snooty sunflowers, a ton of tomatoes and loads of raspberries

20130828-131626.jpgI haven’t written a lot about my tomatoes this summer, although that doesn’t mean they’re not producing. I’ve gotten enough for the last three weeks or so to more than satisfy my personal needs for slicing, putting on BLTs, as well as on salads. Continue reading

Giant sunflowers and a plethora of cosmos and weeds

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While I love the giant sunflowers that tower over the east end of my garden, I’ve yet to see an actual sunflower head on them yet. No yellow petals or deep brown centers. Of course, given their size, it’s quite possible that I just can’t see that high, and I hope that’s the case. Or that, just like everything else this growing season, they’re a bit behind. Continue reading

A view through the leaves

20130709-183317.jpgThis photo is, quite possibly, my favorite one so far this gardening season. It’s a view of the garden through my sunflowers.

Summer means garden in full swing – finally

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The warmer weather has finally kick-started my garden. I’ve been cutting lettuce for two weeks now, and have started giving it away to friends so it doesn’t go to waste. Despite the fact that it came up very spotty, I’ve got plenty to eat. I’m still not sure why it was so spotty this year. What’s even stranger is that I replanted the areas where it didn’t come up the first time, and the second planting didn’t come up either. Continue reading

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