Just wrong to give the update without a picture or five…
I know, there just isn’t really much that’s new out there that I haven’t already posted. The Asters and Crasapedia are almost flowered. I’ll post those as soon as they open. All of my prettiest flowers are done for the season and it looks like just a whole lot of cannabis in my yard right now and all those pics are in my cannabis thread. Maybe I’ll shoot a video
What? I thought we talked about this ? Compost compost compost! Throw it in a corner not seen throw some comfrey and sprinkle it with soil and love! Save yourself some money by not having to pay to have it carted off! You will be rewarded with stuff called black gold!
Solution? BBgun and maybe get your self some diner at the same time? Grilled basted and BBQ’d it taste like chicken !
The compost tumblers are full and I was worried about composting the stuff with pm. I’ve composted all the healthy plant matter though…
Hahaha! My Dad asked if I threw something at them. I’m too much of an animal lover and a big softie. If I had to kill anything, I would never eat it.
The garden is winding down quite a bit. I deadheaded all the zinnias today. Hoping for another bloom. Gourd vines mostly dying off, but it stays for months until the gourds dry out and you can hear the seeds when you shake them. I tore out all the sunflowers except the mammoths today. I’ll let the wild parrots finish off the seeds. Artichokes are winding down. A lot of my annual container plants are dying off. Asters are starting and getting ready to bloom and all my globe flowers are going for it. Lots of room and light for the cannabis to start bud though. I may leave the mammoths up until October. They kind of camouflage them from the helicopters and planes. At least that’s my theory.
It was a treat to watch your yard develop through a growing season… some pretty amazing and beautiful flowers… you should be pretty proud…
Shows how latitude plays a big part in growing seasons… as yours is winding down, mine is just getting revved up, and hitting a stride, but about 2 weeks behind last year… Damn peas are already about 7 feet tall, which makes my little dude “Buddy” happy as he loves them as a treat…
OMG! I had just wrote out this long response, laying out my future garden plans and the damn computer glitched and erased everything! I give up until tomorrow! Thanks for following my journey!
It was enjoyable to say the least, @Meesh, and my pleasure to be able to watch it unfold… You have certainly earned my respect in a number of ways… and have taught me a few things along the way…
Still looking forward to seeing the “Pink Lady” Flying-V Rock Star going in the back yard… It must smell “heavenly” back there…
Yes, fun show! I gardened vicariously through you and your thread this year.
lmao! a couple?? I love cherry tomato plants. Look how many are totally ripe, too. I would take that harvest, go inside and make a huge bowl of salsa.
I always planned on canning some but me and my neighbors would finish a large bowl at each sitting. There was never any left. heh… it was still the best salsa I ever made and maybe my favorite of all. The tomatoes were super sweet and I grew some nice peppers that went with it just right. It was so perfect. You almost couldn’t stop eating eat.
Oh well, maybe next year. I actually still have tomato plants in small pots… I never put them in the ground because of the weather. I may put them in big pots and try and manage them like that. I don’t see us getting hot again like we have been. It started raining the last two evenings, and I mean a lot. It’s normal. They call it our monsoon season, and it comes every year that I’ve been here so far. So, maybe I’l still grow something. My out of town work has made it almost impossible to garden this year. I’m leaving again in the morning and maybe once this is over I’ll be here more.
Man, I’m jealous of your garden!! Aren’t they so much fun to go out into and have coffee in the morning? At least I have a lot of native stuff that grows here, like flowers mostly, but this year I’ll actually have fruit from my trees. I have to start reading up on that. I have two really large apricot trees, around 6 or so small plum trees, 2 apples, and one peach tree. I also have thornless blackberries. They’re huge but have lots of seeds. So, I’ll have some stuff to do! peace
I’ve never seen an artichoke flower, that thing is pretty damn cool!
Thank you so much for your kind words @anon95954822! Means a lot to me! I am enjoying playing with my cannabis plants now! Can’t wait to see the flying V in action too! It’s gonna look so cool back there! Also, excited to get back to all the flower planters. Get them all in tip top shape, plant a few more perennials, fill in a few holes, get the damn mulch filled in so I have less grass to dig out. It’s gotten a bit out of hand since May. The shade planters have me really thrilled and am going to go to town on it in the fall. I have at least 100 bucks in credit from the plants that didn’t take and pretty soon I can spend hours deciding what to buy. It’s gonna be very cool watching all of the slow growing perennials grow in and finally bloom next year. Eventually, it will be where I want it. Now that your garden is starting, be sure to post some pics for my viewing pleasure! I love your yard and am very inspired by all your rock art and cool leaf castings and stuff you’ve done. Just wish I had a forest near by to pilfer all my rocks from!
@GMan I’m gonna harvest a whole bunch of those tomatoes and oven dry them and pack them in olive oil very soon. I also really enjoy giving a lot away and am due for another round to all my neighbors playing tomato santa. At one point, my Gramps had a huge boysenberry bush out back. Man, I loved those things! I would eat them until I made myself sick. Eventually the thing got too out of control and he pulled it out. I miss it and am really jealous of your blackberries! Also your apricots! Gramps had a tree at one point out back as well. I have yet to buy one at the store that was half as delicious as the home-grown. Enjoy!
@ChronicMcBudz I know! They are super pretty! I sacrificed harvesting a big one just for that! Glad I did!
Got a butterfly bush… smells like heaven. A new perennial for one of the beds
My prized lilac bush… still alive and growing
Swapped out some annuals cuz they make me happy
Did some digging around in the planters today. Planted 3 delphiniums I started from seed, also direct sowed some hollyhocks. More perennials to grow in by next year. Dug up one of my papavers that was way too close to my Lilac bush and was dying off for the season anyway. Hope I got most of it. The tuberous roots were massive. It was a slug and black widow den underneath, threw down some sevin and sluggo. I know gnarly pesticides, but these are nowhere near the veggie plot or cannabis plants. Also weeded that same flower bed. The easiest one as I had mulched this one when I planted the carnations in it a few months back. This planter looks the most empty, but it’s gonna kick ass once it’s all grown in. I also started 2 container plants. 1 nasturtium (my other ones finished) and more lemon basil. I have some lemon basil in the veggie bed, but wanted more. I’ve been considering mixing up all of my pansy and viola seeds and throwing them in my front planter. It has rose bushes in it and bulbs so when the bulbs aren’t flowering it would have some random bedding flowers in it. Thinking it might look pretty good.
Well, I’ve got coleus sprouts and lemon basil sprouts! I even saw some of the hollyhock seeds that I direct sowed have popped. So far the recent transplant of delphiniums in to the flower bed are doing well also. It will be fun to watch all the perennials grow in. I still have 2 shasta daisies in starters, gonna try and plant one in the flower bed once again. This is at least the 5th time I have tried to get these to take. Damn it! I am determined! Tomorrow is a liquid fish drench per my soil test should get things really going.
One of my new colored tuberose has started a flower. The old pearl tuberose that I divided has leaves in one of 2 spots I planted in the cutting garden, I don’t think the other spot made it and I have some in a big pot by my backdoor that have leaves as well. Some years I have had as many as 13 flowers in the pot. We’ll see what happens. They divide really quickly. Nothing smells more divine than the tuberose in the evenings. By the back door is the perfect spot for them!
Trying to catch up on some work, but once I have some time I really want to get back to that shade garden and weed it as well as mulch. Need to decide on some more plants for back there. I’ve lost quite a few plants back there. Shade is tricky. For the most part I think it’s gonna be bigger perennials like my beloved bleeding hearts, probably get a few more, ferns and hostas. I’m having a hard time getting other flowers going in there. Alas, I am going to build a fairy garden in there slowly but surely and will be the biggest attraction anyway. I saw someone make daisy flowers out of stones as decor recently. So damn cute! I want to do something like it under my giant Avocado tree in that shade corner as well. The wheels are turning!
Coleus… tore the flower off though
Asters starting to bloom
Echinacea I started from seed. Was supposed to take a year to flower! So excited
Dahlias are still blooming like crazy despite the leaves infested with leaf miners
My first stargazer
Started a new thread, figured it was time… Really hope to see everyone there!
Cool, this thread was fun. I took some pics from a mountain top garden today. I went there to buy a water tank and tower for my windmill generator to come. I’ll post them to the new thread if I get the chance. I thought of you when I saw it. It was a really nice day today, too.