Garden picture

Garden picture

Monday, June 18, 2012

MAY 19 2012

SORRY!  Very behind in posting.  I am going to stay on track with the dates pictures were taken.

We have 17 countries viewing our blog - welcome to Latvia, Serbia,  Taiwan, Vietnam and Guatemala.

Well, with warmer days comes the need for diligent watering.  Wonderful Master Gardeners have stepped up to make sure that our plants stay healthy and happy.

Signs were posted in the composting area to help people learn what matter to add and what to avoid in their compost bins.

Information on composting  is posted

endless supply of organic matter
Demonstration area shows different ways to water containers.

watering ideas

salad table
Lots of things blooming in the Children's garden:

Walking path

Native Garden:

The show is starting!  Beautiful native flowers and shrubs are in bloom.  The magnolia has a wonderful sweet scent.  The butterflies are starting to show up.  Hopefully they will make their home in the milkweed patch.  Milkweed and Asclepias (butterfly weed)  are host plants for the Monarch butterfly. We have plenty of these plants, so soon I will be looking for eggs and caterpillars.


sweetbay magnolia

sweetbay magnolia


Monarch butterfly

virginia sweetspire
Vegetable Garden:

Some successes and some not.

Green beans doing great :)  Corn was doing well until some animal came by one night and had a huge meal of corn plants :(

purple green beans - they are purple when raw, then turn green when you cook them.

signs painted by a childen's group

tomato supports

Early Spring

potato blossoms

store bought trellis
First corn crop

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