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  • flowerweaver 20 Jul 2014
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    • 7

    A career launched and the harvest stops for nothing!

    The tiger-striped asparagus beans have impressively outwitted all calamities, and are positively thriving. I’m saving all the seed for increasing in next year’s planting. Today we harvested our first melon ‘Sweet Freckles’ from the melon landrace project and it is indeed a...
    Clear 30°C / 86°F
  • flowerweaver 24 Jul 2014
    • 7
    • 8

    Melons, coffee stories, and a strange sunset

    Yesterday we harvested two rare Punjabi melons called Kajari from my landrace project. It’s quite possibly crossed with the ‘Sweet Freckles’ melon, of which we harvested a third, and the ‘Prescott Fond Blanc’ which is still on the vine. They are filling the house wit...
    Mostly Cloudy 34°C / 93°F
  • Motherhen 22 Jul 2014
    • 5
    • 5

    Poppies flowering

    Over the Fence garden
    From a swap with Elizabethspetals,
  • HollyBee 26 Jul 2014
    • 3
    • 5

    Hostas, Potatoes, Beans and Peas

    Shade or Woodland garden , Vegetable garden , Pea 'Little Marvel' , Bean 'Tendergreen' , Bean 'Slenderette...
    Finally finished mulching the Shade/Woodland Garden. It took 11 bags in all, and I probably could have used more around the edges. Planted Tendergreen Beans in the bed with the Little Marvel Peas. I’m going to let the Peas go to seed now and see what I can save to plant for next year. I ...
    Clear 20°C / 68°F
  • seeingreen 15 Jul 2014
    • 5
    • 3

    July's Blooms

    Borage Blooming, Feverfew Blooming, Verbena 'Bonariensis' Blooming, Lily 'Landini' Blooming, Poppy, breadse...
    Everything flowering their socks off but still MB 2 is looking a bit tatty. Not had the time or inclination (too hot) to be titivating it each day. 1) A mixed bouquet mainly sweet peas with Verbena Bonariensis, Veronica & Achillea. 2) Sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’ – I think R...
    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • rainymountain 22 Jul 2014
    • 6
    • 2

    "There is a parcel with leaves sticking out for you."

    Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit' Blooming, Asiatic lily 'Landini' Blooming, and LA Lily Brindisi Blooming
    This was the message on my answering machine when I got home last evening. I was waiting for some Epimediums to arrive. This morning I went down to the Post Office to collect my leafy parcel. After 7 days in the tender care of Canada Post, they looked in perfect condition thanks to their excelle...
    Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • HollyBee 21 Jul 2014
    • 5
    • 2

    Early Morning Gardening

    Petunia Glamouflage 'Grape' , Shade or Woodland garden , Tree Peony 'Shimano Fuji' , Solomon's Seal, Dwarf...
    I have to get up early and get out into the garden these days if I want to get anything done. By noon, the temperatures with humidity are too high to be out any more. I did get the new hostas planted in the Shade/Woodland Garden, as well as moved a couple forward. I also discovered that I hadn...
    Mostly Cloudy 26°C / 79°F
  • halhurst 24 Jul 2014
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    70-day raft culture setup

    7/23/14: Building on my previous success in a small scale raft hydroponics trial last spring, my medium scale raft setup, designed to deliver a weekly harvest of greens in perpetual rotation. is nearing completion. It uses fish tank effluent to provide nutrition for the plants and purifies the wa...
    Clear 23°C / 73°F
  • rainymountain 21 Jul 2014
    • 2
    • 4

    A bit more rain overnight

    Daylily Sheherazade Blooming, Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd' Blooming, Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Boy' B...
    I finished the Boat Garden yesterday. Digging out the Unknown Irises of which about two thirds went down to the Visual Art Centre to go in the slowly growing gardens there. All of the rhizomes looked really healthy even the ones that had flowers this year, much healthier than the irises at the ot...
    Clear 24°C / 75°F

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