Monday, July 4, 2016

Early July Update

The south garden (peas, Windsor Broad beans, Pomo Roma and Early Annie tomatoes, dahlias, and a Gelber Englischer Custard squash)

The broad beans are about 4 feet tall and are starting to flower.

 Second dahlia of the season.  :)

South side of the house - shallots, assorted garlic, white onions, dahlias, cucumbers, tomatoes (Red Zebra, Bonny Best, Deep Space Black Paste, Early Annie), Whirligig zinnia, apple mint, feverfew, parsley.

Rainbow chard, parsley, orange mint, begonia

Two Early Annie tomatoes in containers.  They are doing well and they remain compact.  If the tomatoes are nice, I will definitely grow these again next summer.

One of Bea's favourite places to snooze - in the shade on the storage bench, behind the pansies!

North garden - cauliflower, red and green cabbage, broccoli, Flagg pole beans, garlic, Calima and Derby bush snap beans, Ireland Creek Annie and Butterscotch dry bush beans, Ping Tung eggplants, Amana Orange tomato, Early Annie tomato (I think - forgot to label!), marigolds, Cupcake zinnias, Mexican Torch sunflowers, Russian Giant sunflowers, assorted lettuce.

Canadian Wild Goose beans (dry/bush)

Cabbage bed and Painted Pony beans (dry/bush)

Sage, parsley, Painted Mountain corn, and Giant Musselburgh leeks.

Kanawake Mohawk beans (dry/pole), Mary Ison's Little Brown Bunch beans (dry/bush with runners), and Harris Model parsnips.

Detroit Red beets, assorted lettuce (heirloom), assorted carrots (heirloom), Speckled Roman tomato, sweet peppers

This bed looks pretty bare at the moment, as only a few of the Buerre de Rocquencourt snap beans (in the middle) germinated and the zucchini plants are still small.  Also in this bed are Sunspot sunflowers, nasturtiums, and cattle beans (dry/bush).

Part of the potato patch

The ever-expanding currant bush!

The newest furry garden assistant; a mellow, affectionate, long-haired fixed male who pops by for pettings and the occasional treat.  We call him Floofy.  Has a tattoo in his ear and smells of fabric softener or scented laundry beads when he has been home between visits.  He is a lover, not a fighter.  Unfortunately, most of the other cats in the area don't appreciate - and barely tolerate - his company.

More garlic forming curly scapes.

Long-time garden assistant, our neighbour's cat, Butters.  She wants to come in the house.  Not a good idea.  So she is curled up in our planter of pansies, right outside the living room window at the front of the house...

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