Monday, July 2, 2012

Garden Changes

In June the poppies were in bloom in the garden at the back of my house.  Lovely though they were they didn't last but a few weeks.

I trimmed them back to the fluffy fern leaves when the blooms died off.  I did save the seed pods to some day try my hand at making more plants maybe at the next duty station.

Now that its July another flower has decided to blossom in the garden bed out back.
The delphiniums are now in bloom.  They smell as wonderful as the poppy plants once did while they were in bloom.

The potato plant should bloom by the end of the month if all went well.  I planted three store bought potatoes in three beds.  So far so good.  I can't wait for my own potatoes especially the purple ones.



Though its hard to see, the salmon snapdragons are still blooming and the dahlias have started to bloom too.  I'm still waiting for the hollyhock to send up its blossoms but with all this grey I'm having my doubts.

Off to the far right you can see my hanging tomato plant; I started from seed.  I also have the marigolds in a basket that I started from seed.




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    1. Thanks. I've had better years with my garden though.

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  2. Very pretty. I love poppies. I think next year I shall plant them.
    All my plants are barely surviving with the 100+ degree heat - poor things.

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    1. I've been following the news stories and much as I wish I was out East I'm rather glad I'm not.

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  3. I'm jealous :) Awesome job, I am always in awe of anyone who can grow plants like that! It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. We have rich volcanic soil here along with plenty of earthworms which always helps.

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  4. Beautiful! I am hoping I can get my garden to look as good as yours next year. I love the idea of growing potatoes!

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    1. I have no clue how the potatoes will turn out since we seem to have had a slug problem earlier this year.

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  5. Yay! You have tatties (potatoes!). Your garden looks beautiful.

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