This week's 'dig'
Kate at High Altitude Gardening reports a neat thing happening in SLC, UT


You know you're a gardener when...
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Blunders with Shoots, Blossoms 'n Roots
Where things either live or die!

Jul 15, 2008

Beautiful things in the garden!



Here are some pics of beautiful things growing- even though I've neglected things a little this year, to my surprise, the blooms continue!



Hebe


Gooseneck Loosestrife


Zinnia




front bed- loosestrife, liatris, daylily, nicotiana


Clematis close-up


Fuschia


TX blue bonnet- grow in memory of Cheryl's mother


Scabosia


daylily


balloon flower and coreopsis


'Velvet Queen' sunflower


Lily


daylily


More will come...





Jul 5, 2008

New discovery!



While out in the garden yesterday, I was pulling what I thought were weeds- they weren't! I was building a lasagna bed and buried some kitchen waste there to build up the soil. I did notice something growing right where I put the waste and thought it might be a plant, but I wasn't sure. Surprise!


I like surprises! I've never grown potatoes before, but I think you should let the greens die down before harvesting them- anyone know? I guess it would depend on how big you want them.
Mmmmm! Fry them up with some butter and fresh parsley!



I guess it's time to harvest now. Maybe I'll cut up the tiny ones and plant them in the greenhouse?
Update-


They were delicious!!! I sliced them thin, fried them in a good oil sprinkled with dill from the greenhouse, and when almost done I tossed in some fresh Italian parsley! Very yummy with BBQ steak, salad from the garden- lettuce variety that does well in heat 'Cimmaroon'- and a piece of sweet potato!
Titillates the taste buds!

Jul 3, 2008

clematis!

It's truly amazing what fertilizer will do...who knew?

Lots of yummies!



Well, I harvested a few yummies today! Take a look- stir fry time I think. :)