I took some pictures in my garden this morning so I'm posting them here for my own records :)
|A couple of the vinca plants have reseeded themselves. Yay!|
|The hibiscus (a cutting that I got from our neighbor's yard) continues to grow and bloom. It|
has several buds on it.
|I thought this was a bug but it ended up being some bug's eggs. I brushed them off.|
|The guest squash plant is huge now! It's been loving all the rain we've been getting and has lots of blooms...|
|... and squash (squashes?) that are forming!|
|I put an ornamental "lattice" next to it so it could climb and not have the squashes on the ground.|
|The guest tomato plants are also doing great and growing steadily.|
|This one even has flowers and ...|
|... is growing a tomato! So this is a guest Roma tomato plant.|
|Ye old jalapeño plant (over a year and a half old now!) is looking thin and bedraggled, but...|
|new shoots are growing from its base!|
|I guess it was a good thing that I harvested those 2 eggplants earlier this week, it seems to have given the plants a boost of|
energy and now not just one...
|but two flowers have appeared on it out of nowhere.|
|The serrano pepper plant is also blooming quite a bit,|
|And the younger jalapeño plants are producing baby jalapeños.|
|Greg wanted me to trim the raspberry canes because a couple of them are getting big and|
scratching at the new window and screen...
|but I don't know if it's the right season to do that so I just bent it back. I did trim the dead canes, though.|
|The strawberry runners that rooted are flowering and starting to produce some fruit, but I think the plants might not be getting|
enough sun now that they're on the west side of the house.
|The older pineapple plants are quite large now. They're supposed to give me pineapples next year, I think? Or maybe the|
following year. I'll need to check my records.
|The roselle bush is doing quite well in its new location.|
|And new roselles are growing.|
|The jasmine on the far side of the house is coming back nicely...|
|... and the cuttings that I took from it last month are doing great in their makeshift greenhouse|
(which is a flimsy plastic bag from Greg's gym), in my breezeway.
|I have this love/hate affairs with weeds. I hate them because they grow without any effort and are a pain to get rid of...|
but they can be so pretty too! Right before Greg mowed, the back yard had a lot of these growing around...
|and some of them were quite big!|
|A moth had made a nest on my little plum tree so I took it down. The tree isn't doing so well, unfortunately :(|
|I was inspecting my nectarine trees and spotted this little frog's butt peeking from under a leaf...|
|... and here it is from the other side :) I think it's a green tree frog, native of Florida.|
|The oranges on my tree continue to grow and a few are looking plumper, thanks to all the rain.|
|This little guy was resting on my other nectarine tree...|
|which seems to have promising buds on it.|
|The dwarf Cavendish banana tree is supposed to produce small bananas but in the year that I've|
had it, it hasn't shown sign of producing a flower, much less a banana :(
|I love the color of the kohlrabi but I don't think I'll ever be able to taste one! This is the best looking of the bunch (looks big but this is an extreme close-up so it's maybe an inch and a half across at the most!).|
|The others are all like this. I guess the heat made them bolt?!|
|I transplanted 2 of my basil cuttings that were ready. I just tucked them in the larger basil pot with their siblings, and took 2 new cuttings too.|
|I repotted the rhubarb in a larger pot and mulched it.|
|The red canna plant is growing a new shoot. Yay!|
|I planted the peppers from a pack of mixed seeds so I guess this one is supposed to turn yellow|
or orange... I'm leaving it on the plant until it reaches the color that it's supposed to be.
|Another pepper is growing but it's weirdly shaped... and the plant is also blooming again. |
The plant in the forefront has weird lesions on its stem, not sure if that's normal or something
I should be worried about?
|This bee was buzzing around and collecting a lot of pollen from those liriopes that we put on the berm.|
|The zombie Romaine lettuce continues to regrow leaves. I need to move it into a pot with dirt, I think.|
|And the zombie celery is getting a little bigger every day.|
|The second zomvir Romaine lettuce is waking up...|
|The zombie pineapple plant has come back from the dead. The root is quite long now!|
|The other one is going quite well and might be ready to be potted outside.|
I still wish it would get cooler. I have a lot of weeding to do and I still haven't planned my garden for the new season. Arrgh.
How is your garden coming along?