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June 2, 2008

the garden, month one
posted by soe 1:57 am

The garden is a work-in-progress and it’s been about a month since I started planted things. The beans and peas are climbing the tee-pee.

Bean and Pea TeePee

The broccoli is getting bigger.


The tomato plant has blossoms.

Tomato Blossoms

The squash (green and yellow) has sprouted and looks to be flourishing.

Squash Greens

We also have peppers, cucumbers, bush beans, and strawberry greens growing in the garden. I planted cherry tomato and marigold seeds today. Later this week, I have four cherry tomatoes (complete with baby tomatoes already on their spindly stalks) and pumpkin seeds to put in the ground.

Because this May has been the wettest on record, I’ve had to do very little watering, which makes me happy. Gardening is much less fun when, as we had to do last year, you have to lug water half a mile from home…

In conclusion, I’m going to leave you with these shots I took of a vine that’s growing up the fence further up the community garden. I don’t know what it is, but its flowers are stunning.
[ETA: I love having smart friends. Julie has identified the mystery bloom as the Blue Passion Flower.]


Unknown Flower

Category: garden. There is/are 5 Comments.

Fabulous pictures. Your garden is inspiring. And I wish I knew what those flowers were.

Comment by What Liz Said 06.02.08 @ 3:06 am

Your garden looks fabulous! The pretty bloom is a passionflower. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passion_flower

Comment by Julie 06.02.08 @ 4:39 am

Those flowers are really cool! I have no idea what they are, either.

Man, I wish we were in your time zone! Everyone just started planted up here like a week ago!

Comment by Jenn 06.02.08 @ 5:37 am

Your garden is stunning! So fun to watch it all come up. My first thought when I saw that amazing flower at the end was “show-off!” I wonder who/what it’s trying to attract! It is lovely, though. 🙂

Comment by Catherine 06.02.08 @ 7:03 am

GREAT Garden!!!! I am jealous!!!!

Comment by Crazy For Yarn In Alabama 06.03.08 @ 9:10 am