The State of the Garden

by Carol Browne on July 4, 2013 · 2 comments

in Gardening, Photos

Well, it took all night, but I figured out how to create a panorama of our little garden out back.

Hmmm...that's a lot of brick

I took a break from the wedding photo edits and tried to learn a few things on my new computer and new software. HOLY. I have a lot to learn. But I was able to create this panorama with not too much trouble at all. I must say, from this angle, there sure is still a lot of brick. I think I need some more containers of plants at the back and I need more things that grow up the fence.

I can’t wait to see how much taller the sunflowers get (on the left). They are not quite 5 feet tall right now. The sunflower faces are still forming – they are covered in green spikes for now. Underneath the sunflowers are tiny zucchinis and some yellow blooms. It looks like the zucchinis are winning the battle against the cucumbers. The cukes are barely growing at all, I may have to pull them out to let the zucchinis take over. That feels kind of mean, but I think it has to be done. I could also try growing the cucumbers in pots and plant them along the back wall.

The right hand side seems to be going well. The clematis and sweet peas seem to be doing alright in that spot, but the surprise for me are the roses. They are smallish plants, but they seem to like it back here. They get dappled with sun where they are planted and they look strong and healthy to me. I picked up some Epsom salts and raked some into the flower bed around the plants. Hopefully this will make them even healthier and bloom a bit more. I think I’ll do some around the clematis because he’s only got a two blooms on him and if I remember correctly from a similar plant, Epsom will help.

Here’s another piece I created tonight with some close ups of the lovely plants:

Plants at dusk

I took the photos just before sunset. I wanted to capture the glowing garden lights. I got one! I do love them. And I look out all the time at night to see them glowing.

I’ll take some photos of the tiny zukes this week. They are really trying to grow. Right now, they are about the size of my middle finger. Heh. Not much to eat just yet, but keep on growing, zucchinis! We’ll turn you into some kind of delicious loaf for a Faturday treat.

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