More Garden Blogging

Lots going on in the garden right now. The tomato plants are busy making babies. I saw my first bell pepper sprout on Mother’s Day, which seemed rather fitting. Now we have two.

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Tiny Tomatoes on the Early Girl
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The Celebrity Has a Baby Too
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Bell Pepper Seedlings

More pictures after the jump.


I keep adding to the herb garden; now we have parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (the sage is in the bed with the tomatoes). Plus basil, oregano, stevia, catnip, pineapple sage, chocolate mint, pineapple mint, spearmint, and lemon balm.

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Herb Garden

On Saturday, we replaced the hibiscus that got zapped in the winter freeze. The new one is putting on quite a show.

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Hibiscus in Bloom

Last week I went to the hydrangea sale at Aldridge Gardens and went a little nuts with the lace caps. Finally got them planted on Sunday.

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Coerulea Lace Hydrangea
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Jogasaki Hydrangea
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Kardinal Hydrangea
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Tiara Hydrangea

This Oakleaf Hydrangea started out as a volunteer in my parents’ yard. It’s huge now.

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Oakleaf Hydrangea

One last thing — I found these when I cleaned out the back flower bed. They’re in need of a new home. Perhaps Jennifer will take care of them for me? We know how much she loves squirrels. :)

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Squirrels — Just for Jennifer

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4 Responses to “More Garden Blogging”

  1. Pat says:

    Thank you very much. This is the kind of e-mail that I like best. The flowers and tomatoes are really pretty.

    Will read more later. My nursing home friend has just called and told me that her husband had been taken to the hospital. She want me to take her to see about him.

    I love you, Mama

  2. B says:

    One of my Patio tomatoes in going red! Hard as a rock, but blushing. Can tomatoes sandwiches be too far off?

    Have you tried any of the yellows. I have two varieties in the ground this year with promises to exchange yellow tomatoes for home made salsa with a friend of mine. It should make some very pretty salsa.

    Love your lace top hydrangeas. I have plenty of Oak leaf, thanks to Mama Nature but I think I may go buy lace tops. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

  3. Kathy says:

    Thanks, B! I haven’t tried any yellow tomatoes yet, but I like the idea of the two-tone salsa. Yum!

  4. Kathy says:

    Oh, and I love the way oak leafs just make new oak leafs. I’ve seriously considered keeping a pot and a shovel in my car so I can stop by the side of the road and dig them out of the woods.

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