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she's said, more than once, to post some of my pics. so here goes...
nasturtiums and green beans

 
Posts: 3809 | Location: Northern CA Zone 10a | Registered: Aug 27, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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sunflower silhouette..

 
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favorite white oriental lily..

 
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tomato crop.. 4 plants.. sunflowers want to grow here too so i leave a few in and the biggest one just bloomed.

 
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Those are pretty!
 
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love this bed for the textures. a happy accident because i have no overall plan.

front L sprengeri, front R mexican feather grass. behind is breath of heaven on left and row of blue fescue on right. then comes the japanese maple tree and i put this spring purchase of jasmine on the trellis at the end.

 
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Hippie Zebra tomatos..

 
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last one.. Hotai thru my corn field. i laugh at that because i have only 6 plants just for the fun of it. tomatoes are to the right and apple tree is in the back, unseen because of the Bears Breeches behind it.

 
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Looks like quite the fun going on over there! LOL
Lovely! Lovely!


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bana your garden looks great. You need to post more often!!
Glad you listened to VE


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OMG such large zebra heirloom tomatoes!!! Your pics are so neat! Just had a great tomato salad which had thinly sliced heirlooms and a light balsamic glaze. Oh it was so good. I can hardly wait until our roadside stands have them in! your flowers combos are lovely.
 
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no 16.. not large. that was a closeup. here they are in my hand.

 
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Aren't her pictures lovely...such great rewards for a small backyard garden..only proves that a gardener can grow things anywhere. Now aren't you glad that I nagged her!!

Thanks Bana - I loved them all - esp. the sunflower.

ve
 
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Bana, Love small garden pics. I have one, too. Amazing what one can fit in a small space. Love yours. Hope my bears breeches don't get as big as yours, I'll have to move!
 
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Thanks for the tour!! Keep on posting pics!


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Posts: 7509 | Location: Highland, CA Zone 9b  | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love seeing your pics. Everything looks like it is doing really well.
Those zebras will grow!
I planted a bear's britches this spring...it must be adjusting to it's new home cause it hasn't done anything. But it has LOTS of space.

VE, thanks for nagging! Big Grin


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 4823 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks everyone for your kind and encouraging words. i am enjoying my garden this year more than i ever have in the past. i'm liking it 'as is'.. warts and all.. and can look at it w/o feeling the need to jump up and move something somewhere else. that is unique for me.

here's one of the 'warts'.. weeds that are growing between the deck and the new fence. i have no idea what it is. the green looks kinda nice so i'm leaving them be until i can figure out what i want to plant there.

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here's close up and you can see a tiny white flower.

 
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Oh they looked so large--joke's on me! But they will grow and they will be delicious. Your yard looks lovely, very inviting.
 
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What a great garden, bana.

Now, if we could only get VE to nag Miss Karen into learning how to post pictures!!!!


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6575 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ditto on what everyone else has said. Gorgeous garden. I have never heard of Zebra tomato. Love that name: "Hippie Zebra" tomatoes.
I almost read it as Hippi Zippi tomatoes! Smile
What do they taste like?

Thank you so much for posting. Such inspiration!!
 
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haven't tasted the hippie zebra tomato yet. i think i put the plants in the end of May and its taking
F O R E V E R to get ripe tomatoes.

does anyone recognize my weed? VE thought maybe nightshade or jimson weed. think i'd better pull them out after all. anything that grows that easily and never gets water must be something suspicious.
 
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Nice pics! I love that little guy in your garden over there. It looks like he's throwing a party Smile


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that's Hotai, wanda. i just had to get him.. he makes me laugh, or at least smile, to look at him. a bit of history.. he was a Chinese Buddhist monk.. not a Buddha as some people think.
 
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Love all of your photos! You even planted corn?? DH was talking about planting some and I said you better enclose them in a fence because the squirrels and raccoons will surely get to them before we do.

I think I have that "weed" in the last photo too. I have no idea what it is. After the small flower dies does it form a small fruit?


Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
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I'd think it was something in the nightshade family because it looks so much like an eggplant, or potatoes.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6575 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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FFG.. think you are right about it being nightshade. i am going to pull it before it reseeds itself. anything that grows that easy can't be a good thing.

z9lady.. the raccoons better NOT eat my corn! or squirrels either!! i wanted corn when i first planned this years veggies.. at least a dozen plants. i have grown it before and it is wonderful to eat raw right in the garden when it becomes ready to pick. but tomatoes and beans took too much space so i gave up the corn idea. then, after garden veggies were all in, i was at a Farmers Market in Santa Cruz and they were selling organic corn plants. i just couldn't resist and bought 6. had to give up my rock garden to make space but left the alyssum in place. i know its a risk with the critters around but worth the chance.

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Very nice, Bana! Looks like you are maximizing your gardening space. I especially love your 'happy accident' of mixed greens.

I never got around to planting nasturtiums this year. Interesting idea to plant with green beans.


Lucky

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Well, Bana, I'm happy you listened to Vera. Your garden is charming & enjoyed the closeups too.
 
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I agree with the other gals...something in the nightshade family! Reminds me of the nettles we get here...same type of bloom and they are night shades.
Something you might watch for if they are like ours....the roots run and more will pop up later down the root. So keep and eye out for them.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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here's my green bean harvest on a 16" diameter tray. between seeds that wouldn't start.. slugs eating many of the few that did sprout.. then losing replacement plants from the nursery that the slugs also liked.. I'm surprised i have any beans at all. i'm going to make 3 bean salad then blanch and freeze the rest.

next year, flowers! i'm serious.

 
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Bana, that's your total harvest? That's pitiful. I'm so sorry. They do look yummy!

Noticed that 3 more of the tomato plants have died. We just had another 2 inches of rain overnight. I think it's root rot from too much rain. Thankfully the cukes are doing well...I just made 3 quarts and 2 pints of dill pickles.

ve
 
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yes, VE, pitiful. i gave a few away, and there might have been some that i missed.. but not many. yep.. this is pretty much it. far cry from my crop back in 2004. [see photo of my friend with vines taller than her.] i was so excited to find the same seeds again this year but very few sprouted and slugs got to most of the plants that did make it. i started with a 10' long bed and wound up with maybe 3' of plants.. and that included nasturtiums on the trellis too. oh well. i tried. next year = flowers.

bummer about your tomatoes. guess this is not a good veggie crop year.

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Bana, to deter the slugs...save your egg shells. Rinse them out, let them dry then crush them and sprinkle the crushed shells around each of your plants or on both sides of your rows. They won't cross those cause they cut them.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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thanks karen. i'll file that away for next time i put in plants. i think the key is to put the shells in/around the edges of a bed before planting. my problem was i did it after the damage was done. by then, i just trapped them inside the shell rows.
 
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Enjoying all these!
 
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it looks like nettles to me too. if you do take them out be sure to wear gloves, as they will sting your hands, just like taking out a thistle. don't even try to take them out barehanded.


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TA DA... CORN!

those spindly corn stalks, no bigger around than my thumb, are putting out ears. doing the happy dance here. ok, so i'm sitting down, but i'm doing it in my mind.

ps.. according to the web.. this corn is supposed to be normal size. i'm wondering tho how that can be on such spindly stalks.

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and here's my happy faces..

 
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Baby corn how cute! I'll bet they are going to taste wonderful! Love the happy faces!


Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
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We went to the farmers' market this morning but missed the last corn by minutes!!! It'll be interesting to see how these develop.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
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latest corn picture. the variety is called Kandy Korn. [this was VE's favorite of my latest garden pics to her.] check out the little thumbnail pics in this website. interesting how it puts out anchor roots.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/49824/#b

btw, you can see the prostrate spurge on the bricks in this pic. they have been pulled out.

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one VE hasn't seen. umbrella is protecting hummingbird feeder from the hot mid-day sun.

 
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Fantastic pictures!!!
 
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Thanks Bana...I just think the little redheaded baby corns are adorable. Did anyone ever play with baby corn as dolls when they were little. I did. These babies have pretty red hair.

Love the hummer umbrella Bana...neat idea. I bet the little fella appreciates it.

ve
 
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Thanks Bana...I just think the little redheaded baby corns are adorable. Did anyone ever play with baby corn as dolls when they were little. I did. These babies have pretty red hair.

Love the hummer umbrella Bana...neat idea. I bet the little fella appreciates it.

ve


Not baby corn, but I had corn shuck dolls...and I've slept on a corn shuck filled mattress too! It pokes you!


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