I've been having some "Sweetie Pie time" aka "granddaughter time" the past two weeks, so I've been somewhat distracted and have not done much blogging. I'm still recovering from the whirlwind we call "Sweetie Pie". As you may be able to imagine, my house was in total disarray after two weeks. Monday I worked my tail to the bone, cleaning the inside of the house. The car received its semi-annual washing in the morning, which would explain the rain in the evening.
Tomorrow I have to start working on the outside. The vegetable garden is going crazy with weeds, and the other garden areas need some attention as well. Hopefully, the big rain storm that just blew through will be taking some of the heat and humidity with it, and I won't melt while working in the garden.
I thought I would share some photos of my garden. This is how my garden looked a month ago. My garden does not look like this now.
This is how my garden looks today. Some things are growing and some are dying off, like the onions and garlic. (It's ok. They are supposed to.) However, do you see that big, tall patch of stuff? I've been told that it's artichokes. (But, I'm not totally convinced.) It just gets taller and taller with no artichokes in sight. (My Brussels Sprouts seem to be pulling the same stunt. The stuff grows beautifully, but no sprouts.) I suppose I could take the time to "google" it, but then I would get distracted, and never make it back to finish my blog.Here's another view (before) of potatoes, beans, beets, and tomatoes interspersed through out. My SIL gave me a flat of 56 tomato plants. I've got tomatoes EVERYWHERE!
|Today - Looks like a lotta work!|
|Tomaotes on the steps|
|My sproutless Brussels|
|Dying tomatoes on the left, lettuce patch on the right|
And now, here's a little walk through the flowers. I don't have any tulips, but you might still have to tip-toe. (heehee - I crack myself up sometimes.)
|Mr. Frog just makes me smile.|
|A month ago|
|Today - see what I mean about tip-toeing?|
|There are about seven more trees that look similar to this one - |
all needing attention (sigh)
|Purple Cone Flower|
|Queen Anne's Lace|
|Ground Sedum - (If you know the actual name for this, please let me know!)|