So I ventured in the garden this morning to check on its progress. It rained a lot on Saturday so I was hoping to see lots of growth, but at the age of 48, apparently I still need to learn patience :)
Still, there was some progress. Let's take a little tour...
|Right after I took this picture I dead-headed the dead flower. The other rose has opened but it's been battered by the rain on Saturday and I guess the heat? it's already dying off,...|
|My collard greens have grown a little more. I hope I can harvest some before the summer heat starts but I kind of doubt it.|
|The lettuce doesn't look much bigger than last week (?!)|
|More serrano peppers that I buried have been germinating! We're going to be awash in hot peppers if they all continue to grow!|
|And the fully grown serrano pepper plant has lots of blooms too!|
|Yep, I was right... that flower did produce an eggplant!|
|I was disappointed in the pole beans' progress as they don't seem any taller than last week... and haven't started climbing yet!|
|But then I saw that one of the beans is already flowering. Already?! I guess I'll get one bean!|
|One of my green onions is going to be flowering. I'll collect the seeds, of course, although I already have some from last year which I have been meaning to plant this year.|
|Another pretty sweet potato flower. My camera didn't focus very well this time.|
|I put the new birth bath together and put it on top of the old tree stump. Yes, it's kind of messy in that area, but I like the greenery.|
|Speaking of messy... the |
|I finally transplanted my jasmine cutting into a larger pot|
|And I transplanted one of the roselle seedlings into a larger pot as well.|
|A green anole... they're endangered and rare nowadays, having been overtaken by the brown/gray ones.|
|They are hard to see but those are Supersweet 100 tomato seedlings that emerged. If they survive the squirrels, I'll have to transplant a few to another bin.|
|The Roma tomatoes have grown more|
|But the zucchini seedlings have grown the most since Saturday!|
|The kale seedlings are doing fine. They're probably way too close together though.|
|And the lettuce that I planted on 3/29 is doing awesomely well too.|
|I was right about my pineapples! Each "scale" is indeed turning into a purple flower! How cool is that? |
I couldn't pick just one picture so I'm posting all three!
|The bush bean plants are protected from the squirrels by a cage and they're doing extremely well so far!|
|And so is my basil!|
|There aren't many jasmine blooms yet so you really have to put your nose on the flowers to smell|
anything but when you do it's heavenly. I love jasmine.
|I noticed this pretty mauve and white fragrant bush between our neighbors' house and ours. I had never seen it before but it|
looks like it's been there for a while.
|So pretty! I have no idea of what it is but I like it...|
|So I took a small cutting|
|The nectarine tree in the back of the house looks like it'll give me flowers anytime now.|
|Whereas the other one about 40 feet away was being used as a perch by one of those dragonfly-looking insects.|
|The bloom has fallen off the orange tree but tiny oranges are forming.|
And lastly, guess what I saw when I went to take the trashcan down to the curb?
|A sandhill crane family walking down the street! Wook at the baby! It's Spring, alright!|