June 10, 2011

Friday Morning Garden Update

We have a squash! I walked out yesterday and saw it and I was so excited I ran in to tell Ben. He might have looked at me a bit funny. I may or may not have been jumping up and down... I think I might be more excited by the fact that before squash comes FLOWERS and they are the only source of COLOR in the backyard right now. The Lilies and Agapanthis are close to blooming, but still nothing yet.

We also have jalapenos popping up, but I'm not as excited since I didn't grow these from seed.

This particular sunflower has been going crazy. While the others are only about 2 feet tall, this one is nearly 5 feet tall.

We've been enjoying our berries straight off the plants as they ripen. I would show you a picture of ripe boysenberries but... we've eaten all the ripe ones.

Do you remember these from February? We planted them in the front and figured they would die in a few weeks because that's what little flowers like this do around here... normally.

Apparently, we got the Rabbit variety of Violas. And Pansies. They're all going crazy! I'm actually hoping they will just take over the bed and stay forever. They are so gorgeous and every time I walk out to the mail box I smile when I see them. Really the best present ever. Maybe I should transplant some to the backyard for some color.

Happy Gardening,


Farm Girl said...

I can't believe you have a squash!! That is so cool and wow your sunflower is going to town. Your flowers have really, really grown. That is so cool. It all looks so pretty, thanks for the update.

Kessie said...

Congrats on the squash! And hey, those jalapenos are awesome, too. Ryan is still in mourning for the jalapeno poppers he didn't get at Christmas. Once you're swimming in them, I'll have to beg some off you so I can make some for him. :-)

Lynn said...

I LOVE your garden, Meg! You've got some cool stuff growing there. Those violas are gorgeous. I planted some pansies two months ago and, like you, figured they'd die off by now. But they're blooming better than ever! I love your blueberries, too. My husband planted two or three little bushes this last year, but I don't think we've gotten any actual berries yet. It looks like some are coming, though. Happy day! :)

Allison said...

Such pretty color! Our blueberries aren't ready yet but Kurt says the birds are eating them... this afternoon we may cover them with some netting. I love birds but... they ought to keep out of my bushes!! :)

myletterstoemily said...

your garden looks gorgeous and delicious at
the same time. i wonder what gold-vein that
one sunflower piped into?

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow!! Very exciting. My squash is the size of my pinky fingernail. Can't quite photograph it yet. :) Love the flowers.....rabbit variety...very funny!!
Have a great week!

no spring chicken said...

It's highly likely that you will enjoy pansies and violas in the years to come. I have several places in the yard where they just go away for the winter and return every spring...

Everything looks so healthy and happy! I'm a bit behind you but looking forward to the fruits of our labor. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Dawn said...

WOW!!! Your garden is like 2 MONTHS ahead of mine:))))
Lovin' the squash already...my favorite:)

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