Monday, July 15, 2013

Blooms & Beans

The beans are getting bigger!

Top dressed with compost. Looks a whole heck of a lot better!

Bulbophyllum bicolor in spike!

Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata 'Shouju' in bloom. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Rain = Growth!

So my volunteer tomato is growing a bit oblong...?

Forget the type of bean this is, but it is finally blooming! So pretty!

The other beans are flowering too! Beans are growing too! 

Red Currant tomatoes are growing like crazy! The plant is over the stakes already!

Got these row stakes on sale at Target for a little over $3! They were originally $12.99!

These are sprouted! Not sure if it is a pumpkin or watermelon...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Harvest Has Begun!

Another Patio Tomato harvested! Just got my first ripe Black Prince tomato too!

Had a volunteer tomato sprout in one of my large pots at the old house! Thought I needed that pot so I transplanted it into this smaller pot. Finally moved it to the new house to see what it is! Probably a cherry tomato of some sort as they seem the most prolific! 

I forget where I planted what, but I know I planted watermelon and pumpkin seeds here so we'll just have to wait and see what it is that really sprouted!

Check out our grapes! Not sure what kind they are or when they might be ready. 

Some of my plants that I dug up from the old house. The one that is quite brown is an Itoh Peony that went into shock. I'm hoping it recovers...

I totally forgot to harvest my garlic! Went to the old house, saw them and finally thought to myself "Hey! It's past the 4th of July!" Doh! So I dug them up! Some of the ones in the shade didn't look ready yet. At most, they had only one to two brown leaves. I'll give it another few days.

Potted Plants

Bought banana plants to replace the tired pansies growing. I had really wanted Black Elephant's Ear, but they were sold out already. :\ However, these hardy bananas were on sale for $5 each! I got some black Petunias to add to it, but they still felt like they were missing something... So I went digging in my seed box and found a packet of Nasturtiums from 2010! Not too old so hopefully they will sprout! I think that would finish the look and fill the empty space that is bothering me. I planted the whole pack so something has got to grow!!!

I finally ate my first ripe tomato yesterday, a Patio tomato! It was pretty darn tasty! Even my dragon liked it!