A dear friend from church gave me a plant I need a little help identifying. She told me it thrives in any soil but prefers morning sun, then a more shady afternoon. I’m thinking it’s a Caladium culitivar? Can you identify this plant? If so, please drop me a line!
Oh, and my neighbor across the way gave me some Four O’Clocks a couple of months ago, this morning I see they are beginning to bloom. They’re pretty. Ours is a symbiotic relationship, I give Billy fresh baked Rosemary bread, he gives me flower tubers. Win-win!
told you last week that I fixed the netting on last years A-line cucumber trellis. Here are the pictures of that little project. The price point is negligible compared to the fencing version, $1.98 compared to $26.90, but if you add in the six hours it took to complete, compared to 15 minutes, I think the fence version pays for itself! However, I already had it in place, and I did enjoy the garden that day, so I’m not complaining.
I had a cheeky Blue Jay come and sit at my feet, literally less than a foot away from me, eating the fat grubs I was tossing out of the old bed while I worked. He was content to munch them up until I tried to snap his picture, then he had enough of the up close proximity. What a rascal.
I was also amused by Seaweed (my miniature kitty). Every time he saw a bird he would duck his head and flinch. I do believe the boy has been dive bombed. While he is not a particularly aggressive kitty, I would imagine his curious nature has gotten him in hot water with the local aviary community.
I have happy cucumber babies coming up…
In the garden…
I’m installing two Morning Glory trellis this week in the back yard. I can’t wait to see them covered with their heart shaped leaves and stunning blooms of various and sundry shades of azure and cerulean, violet and burgundy. I’m growing Chocolate again this year as well. It’s one of my favorite.
Also, we’re putting in the foundation of the Sunflower Fort for Patrick. He’s already asking to be able to sleep in it. I’ll have to bribe an older brother to fulfill this objective I think. I’m not sure if I have a sleep out in me right now with the current back issues. I’ll have to assess this when the time comes I suppose. His fort will be six foot wide and twelve foot long. Big enough for friends, small enough for that good “fort” feeling with the sunflower stalk walls of Giganteus, Grey Striped Mammoths and Tall Teddy closest in followed by Henry Wilde, Buttercream, Moulin Rouge and Dwarf Teddy Bear. Then I planted the miniature versions in the front of it all just to be cute. These included Ballad, Firecracker, and Sunny Smile.
I put the “fort” entrance facing east, this will put his back to the road and the five rows of sunflowers should just about drown out any road noise. He’ll have his own little sanctuary. Hey, maybe I’ll sit in there as well!
Okay Laura, I’m still waiting for ideas for my radish brine dilemma = ) In case you missed it, Whimsical Wednesday I asked several people at church yesterday. The consensus was, small batch it and see what happens. Haha! I suppose there’s no getting around it. On the bright side, the Philadelphia White box pickles are gorgeous (if I do say so myself) I’ll post pictures later in the week of these beauties.
The last of Mystery on Monday…
I was checking on the corn yesterday when I found this…
I have no idea what kind of tomato it is, it will have to be a surprise. I’m not sure how it got here, but it seems happy so I’m leaving it. If all goes well, I’ll probably start a new one tomato in the corn tradition? Ha! Perhaps not, but we’ll see.
Have a great, paisley Monday! ~KeriAnne