Thursday, June 16, 2011

In the garden

Because of the timing of my surgery four weeks ago, weeds got ahead of me in some areas of the garden.  

For instance, look at the grass and weeds between these two rows of peas.  It hasn't been a total loss; we had a big mess of creamed peas and new potatoes once, and I've frozen a couple of packages of peas.  

Also here, between the two rows of corn.  You can't tell by the picture, but I did hoe the area on the right of these rows this morning.  I hope to get the rest of the grass hoed before rain moves in; it's predicted to hit around noon, and we may get an inch or two.  If it rains and I don't get these rows hoed, those grassy weeds will double in size overnight.  

I had been home from the hospital about two days when we received the dozen sweet potato plants I had ordered in April, so Cliff got stuck with the job of setting them out.  They seem to be doing well, but we won't know how they fare until this fall when frost threatens.  

Little by little, I'm getting the straw mulch on the tomatoes.  

The Asiatic lilies are showing off; the hibiscus and day lilies will soon have their time to bloom.  

Coneflowers will do their thing all summer.  They are such a simple, undemanding posie.  
We're getting plenty of cabbage from the garden, and it won't be long until there are enough zucchini to do something with.  


  1. Your garden is looking good. And more importantly it is producing. You're so lucky. I planted containers of herbs, the two I use most often, rosemary and basil. The basil died off from all the rain. Rosemary is hanging in there.

  2. At least the corn isn't tall enough to be scary yet. Just watch out when that stuff gets too tall. Nasty things are attracted to corn fields.

  3. If I were closer, the girls and I would come weed for you. Great garden!

  4. I think you have done great in your garden. I had my first hibiscus bloom this morning. Your flowers are looking so pretty. Helen

  5. I LOVE your lilies! But you already know that I'm a lily lover. :) Gardens are a lot of work; we just have tomatoes this year. Hoping they do OK. Last year they didn't because of our cold weather; the year before they were fantastic. Like so much lately, it's out of my control!

  6. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Donna...hi....I noticed in the background of one picture those tall slim trees....are they the ones you got and started when they were about foot tall...??? amazing how they have grown...good wind breakers and a bit of privicy??? happy you are doing so well after the surgery!!! love and hugs from KY

  7. Your garden looks lovely:)


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