The thing my plot is bursting with
right now is flowers!
To keep the roses in bloom I need to
deadhead them a lot. That means rip off another handful of
fragrant blooms and inhale the fragrance and toss them in the leaf
litter bin. Nowadays every visitor to my plot gets to go home with
as many roses as they want, at least one of everything.
Those California poppies are
volunteers. Glad to have them though!
The irises that Joyce gave me last
spring are thriving on neglect.
I'm getting plenty of greens for
soup and so forth from these plants.
Those red roses aren't the awesome
new scents I was hoping for, but they look good. Not sure what to
do with them yet. Mr Tien said he was getting rid of them "because
my wife has become allergic to roses." They don't bother me that
way, but I want more fragrance then I've gotten from them so
far. Giving them a bit more chance though.
The sage is making the bees very
The Kiwi has lots of flower balls
like these. It used to have quite a few more, but I think some
critter ate those before figuring the rest of them don't taste
good enough to keep eating them. It was horrible remembering more
balls than I'm seeing, but they continue to swell.
Some of those kiwi flowers have
opened up. The male kiwi shows flowers in groups of three, so this
must be a female plant. Hope that's right!
My project for the day was to plant
these two tomato plants in my plot. The middle picture shows where
I put them, the two watered marks closer to the wood frame in the
background. Thank you Shiloh for the starts!
I planted the Gold Rush squash about a week ago. It seems to be
doing well enough. Probably wants more water than I've been giving
About the time I gotta go, Joyce and
Gene show up to do something in their plot.