Saturday, June 22, 2013

June in the Garden

This has been the monsoon month for us here in Virginia.  Heavy rains, for days on end.  A few of the container plants have drowned, but the ones in the raised beds are flourishing.  We put black plastic and pine needles over the dirt around the plants, and that seems to be working out great.

The garden below houses onions, beets, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and yellow squash.   There are a few 1-2 inch long squash on the vine already.

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The next photos shows the 2nd raised bed.  This one houses corn, tomatoes, lettuce and spinach.   The two blue tubs on either side of the garden are the potatoes. 

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Below is a shot looking from the top of the yard across the two raised bed gardens.  You can almost taste the veggies, huh?

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The flower gardens are doing well.  The dog hasn’t uprooted as many things this year, mostly because he killed them all last year.  My lambs ear is doing well, as is my capon rose and fever few.

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The tall purple bell shaped flowers pictured below have appeared in my iris bed.  I’m not sure what they are, or how they got there but I love them!

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That’s about all from the garden this month.  Get outside and enjoy nature this week!

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