Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
I haven't been able to get a shot of him or her but the bright green tree frog that hung out last year in our white plastic pipe railing on our back deck has been back for most of the summer. I presume it is the same one. Pretty cool that even a frog would return to a happy place from one year to the next. He is very shy and scoots away from us if we try to take a photo but I'm still hoping that I can sneak up on him.
Hope your gardens are doing well and here's hoping for good days ahead.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
This pink pompom variety makes lots of flowers but the stems are very floppy so that's disappointing.
I have another green variety, Green Jewel, but it hasn't bloomed yet. I find the plant small and slow but when it finally blooms the flowers last a long time. Only a couple of flowers per plant and not a very tall plant so a bit disappointing on that front, but the flowers are very well formed.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
I planted two side by side and they are making lots of buds and flowers. The flower gets its name from the buds that are like little balloons. They suddenly pop open and you have colourful star-shaped flowers. They also come in white and pink but I found the pink to be very washed out so now I stick with the purple ones.
The balloon flowers will make a nice clump if the soil is adequately enriched. They can tolerate dry conditions and don't like to be soggy. So far I haven't had any insect pests or diseases on the balloon flowers.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
The vegetable garden is coming along well as the vegetables do best with temperatures in the mid 20Cs. The beans recovered from the beetles and I have an abundance of beans to eat.