Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tiny Tim Tomato

Harvested my first eight tomatoes from my Tiny Tim tomato plant today. The skin is kind of thick and it isn't quite as flavorful as my regular sized heirlooms, but this plant grows like a WEED! It has TONS of tiny tomatoes all over it already!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Phipps Blog


Ack! It's definitely the first day of summer! I came home today to find a baby grasshopper. This time, I know what it is because I saw some last year! I also came home to my collard greens all eaten! Darn fat green worms! I don't know what they are, but I did squish them. There are a ton more eggs under those leaves. Neem and fish emulsion were sprayed on all! Lemon tree got some more too since it had scale. Hopefully this application will take care of what has hatched since. I still see ants on them so I am sure there are more to be found!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yeah Baby!

Check out what's ripening up or growing!

Mysterious mud balls....hornets?

From Temporary Pics

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bonsai Society

I recently joined the local bonsai society and went to my first meeting tonight. I have to say...ouch! It is NOT cheap, no way, no how! If you thought orchids were expensive this really puts it into perspective! It makes orchids look like chump change! I guess if you do the classical bonsai it might be cheaper, but they were demonstrating Saikei (landscapes) and it is a bit rich for my taste!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Garden Tours

On Thursday our Master Gardener meeting was at a fellow MG's house. Boy was it pretty!

Today I went on a Pittsburgh Botanic Garden tour. It was nice to see everyone's gardens and styles of gardens! My favorite was the big stream/waterfall with the pond at the bottom! It was SO relaxing to be there! I could've stayed all day! I was asked to volunteer, to which I said yes an was happily surprised that I was assigned to Randyland! It has been on the Today show and I had always wanted to see it, but instead of seeing it on the outside I was able to see it from the inside and out too! I even got a bit of a history lesson from the owner, Randy, himself!