Garden Progress – Memorial Day Weekend!
Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer here at the Jersey Shore. The weather stood up and took notice this weekend too, we had some rain this week but today was a beach day for sure. I took some pictures on the 28th and then a few more today of the flowers and vegetables in the gardens around the house. The veggies look a little… well, sparse – but the season is just starting and I know they will fill in soon. I wish I had more sun on them for a longer time during the day – but I’ll get that whopper tree down someday.
Cucumber seedlings from 5/28 – already much bigger today 5/31
Magic Carpet Spirea – planted fall 2009 – bees LOVE the flowers!
2nd season, Magic Carpet Spirea – contractors ripped the bush out of the ground in the fall when we had the landscaping stone removed. They left it sitting on top of the dirt, roots exposed. I dug it back in a few hours later and did my best to baby it, mulched it, and it survived!
detail of Magic Carpet Spirea
Hydrangeas in foundation garden. The blooms are droopy and lame. Not sure why.
This hydrangeas blooms are a little nicer, but still no what they should be. help!
Blah hydrangea blooms. I wish I could perk them up!
Stella de Oro Daylily
Stella de Oro Daylily
Dianthus, right before I deadheaded it.
Veg Garden D – garlic, carrots, lima beans, spinach
Veg Garden D – Lima Beans and Spinach
Veg Garden C – Zucchini and Basil
Veg Garden B – Green Pepper (left) Swiss Chard (right)
Veg Garden A – Rutgers Tomatoes, Hot Peppers
Support System for Veg Garden A – Lets see how this works through the summer…
Veg Garden E – Broccolli Raab, Spinach and Patty Pan Squash
Veg Garden E – Patty Pan Squash
Something has been eating my kentucky wonder pole beans!!
Awww – you critters better leave my pole beans alone!
One lone pole bean plant with no bite marks out of it!
Heading to the compost pile with spent blooms after dead heading.
Crimson Gala Apple Tree
Granny Smith Apple Tree
Vegetable Gardens on the left – Giant shade tree that I hate on the right. *sigh*
Ozark Beauty Strawberries – freshly weeded with a topdressing of compost!