Sunday, July 19, 2015

Two days of the garden

On Saturday, the heat and humidity made the nasturtiums gorgeous. Of course, I didn't think to snap a picture until a little later, but they looked like this only a little better.

Sunday, I tackled the garden. PHASE TWO OF THE WAR AGAINST SLUGS. I pulled out all the half-dead peas, trimmed and moved the pansies to the back, added morning glory seeds to the rose/alyssum pot and moved it next to the railing, thinned the herbs and moved them to the front for more light, and trimmed the mint and retrained the African daisy vine up to the trellis.

Then I sprinkled diatomaceous earth over everything. We'll see.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The garden mid-July

This corner has the variegated leaves that I love. It's a little weak in spots - I think the slugs hit it - but doing well overall.

I am confused as to what this is. I thought it was morning glories, but those aren't morning glory flowers. I am confused.

Lots of nasturtiums hiding in the bush

Including some gorgeous peach melbas

A few holes in the leaves, but nothing too bad

However, if I want morning glories I have to go a little easier on the seeds next year...

These might be morning glories. Or they might be the mysterious vine. There's a white butterfly

The herbs are growing well - I just cut some after this. The violas and johnny-jump-ups have mostly recovered from the slugs. The peas are a little out of control. I don't know that I'll try them again, although they are tasty.

I didn't plant them well and had to keep rearranging the vines and a lot of the vines are dead, which doesn't look good.

This is my pot of new flowers. I have already forgotten their names, but they are the tall delicate white ones I remember as a child, some sort of pinkish daisy things and some purple things. I added a few delphinium seeds and put wire over the pot edges. The nasturtiums still haven't entirely recovered from their stint in my bedroom, but I added some four-o-clock seeds and wired them as well.

The third pot is going to be zinnias - just planted the seeds.

And I organized my remaining flowers from the farmer's market, eked out with some herbs which smell nice.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


My nasturtiums would be improved if I wasn't so impatient. If the seeds don't grow fast enough, I have a tendency to....throw more seeds in. I'm working on it. However, I have quite a few beautiful blossoms!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Garden Update: July

This has been a little delayed, due to the cold weather, but the peas and nasturtiums are flowering and the ravages of the slugs have not been too traumatic. It's taken a long time for the plants to climb the trellis though. More morning glories next year maybe...

The morning glories have finally started to come out and were rather annoyed to discover the nasturtiums had taken over first. So they're climbing the nasturtiums. The mysterious tomato plant is still alive, despite an almost complete lack of sun.

This is a little messy, due to the ravages of slugs. However, we have peas. 

My newest additions, a present from my mom - a pot with three flowers in it. The red pot was just an extra one I commandeered and put the nasturtiums that had been in my bedroom in it. Nasturtiums don't really like growing inside with minimal sun.

I love the delicate little flowers (the geraniums are my neighbor's. I don't do geraniums)

My bedroom garden is rather small now. I repotted my plant with the red leaf/flower thingies and my mom gave me a calla lily, which is waiting for a pot that is not cracked.