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  • Photo-upload-435964?1437571992
    22 Jul 2015
    Beefed up the mulch, put out the umbrella (with Italian lights). Folians in Chicago, PM me for party info— you are invited! (August 2)

    Narnia garden and Savory Walk garden

    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-435943?1437569846
    21 Jul 2015
    The heat wave seems to compensate the delay in sowing and transplanting my vegetables, and everything (but the pumpkins) is growing well; zucchini are producing a lot of courgettes and today I’ve seen the first cucumber. 1) the first little ...

    cucumber Fruiting, tomato silvery fir tree Fruiting, tomato stupice Fruiting, cayenna c...

    Clear 31°C / 88°F
  • Photo-upload-436072?1437776071
    24 Jul 2015
    Unsettled weather, brief showers, gusty winds, cool. This morning when I went out to check the tomatoes, the hummingbird was feeding on the Crocosmia. For once I had my camera. I stood at the bottom of this arch while the hummingbird posed for a p...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-435959?1437571902
    22 Jul 2015
    For an urban gardener, the better part of valor is to just put up the damned fencing. That’s right, the rabbits found a way in. The problem is the new next door neighbors. My old neighbor let me into her yard to fix the hardware cloth barrie...

    Beans- Slenderette Harvesting and Beans- Slenderette Treating

    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • 28 Jul 2015
    been saving seeds all day

  • Photo-upload-436077?1437776304
    24 Jul 2015
    Except for Scheherazade, the Oriental lilies open sooo slowly. They come up quickly in the spring but then they slowly slowly get buds which slowly slowly fatten. Just as well as it is not yet the end of July and East has finished blooming, as has...

    Hybrid Oriental Lily 'Scheherazade' Blooming, Lavender 'Hidcot' Blooming, Red Hemerocal...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • 25 Jul 2015
    With the rains over the night and into some parts of the morning, it got the corn seeds awoken. All seeds actually sprouted. I ended up with an extra three seeds in my tray and now seeing that out of the seven plantings only seven show sprouts. Ga...

    Sweet Corn Sprouting and Backyard garden

    Rainy 28°C / 82°F
  • Photo-upload-436145?1437938902
    25 Jul 2015
    It cleared for a while towards evening. I did chose a good time to transplant plants in Boat, they are all looking good and the weather could not have been more helpful. Between the extravaganza of the Scherherazade lilies and the swathe of gorge...

    Hemerocallis ' Voodoo Dancer' Blooming, 2. Porch garden , Lily 'Black Beauty' , Dahlia ...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-436172?1437969903
    26 Jul 2015
    Chilly this evening at 13C; after the very hot May, June and beginning of July, the current weather feels like Fall. No-one is tired of summer yet! News has it that El Nino has not arrived here yet and when it does arrive later this year it will b...

    Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , and...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F