Thursday, June 9, 2011
Comparing Garden Years
I planted three varieties of sunflowers that year. Red velvet which looks rather a rusty color, teddybear ones that are more of a tall pom pom and the generic yellows.
The pom pom ones reached the tallest heights while the yellow generic and red velvets reached the same heights. I was okay with that since my garden looked beautiful.
The purple violas and strawberries did quite well last year. Wish I could say the same for this year.
This year my sunflowers have yet to reach the height of the second brick. Our temps are reaching a blistering 69 here today. Highest we've had all month is in the low 70's. Not much sun here this year either. My strawberries are hard green berries still and not looking to produce much of edible delights. The only thing in my garden that is growing well would be the rhubarb. The rhubarb seems to love the cool, wet weather we have here. I should go cut some and make some rhubarb crisp this weekend. Maybe I'll get a second cutting of it before summer is out.
This year for splendid display I've had to go out and buy hanging baskets. I like having a nice dwelling. My green onions are growing though slowly and the tomatoes have a few buds on them. I doubt they'll produce anything of size this year. The pepper plants have no fruit yet either. Oh well.