Oh I'm going to miss these herbs in the next few weeks. Tonight as I was making dinner and breathing in the fresh scent of chopped garden basil and parsley a sadness in knowing that this season is ending came over me. I'm not sure what it is this year but I'm having a really hard time saying goodbye to my garden...
Oh, you sunflower. I accidentally lopped you in half as you were about to bloom.
I thought you'd likely die too soon.
In the kitchen window,
You grew new roots,
And your other half,
I placed you in newly composted soil,
And there you grew,
With your other half
A few rows away,
Both,at different rates.
Taking turns blooming.
I saw recently,
That your other half was...
Mowed down by a hybrid, mutant squash.
I don't even know if it's a cucumber, a zucchini, or a hard squash..
I'll try to fry it up,
And see how it goes..
Maybe it's freaking awesome.
#GardenStories // One of our awesome gardeners shared with us her progress in growing roselle, a sour dark leafy green plant grown in Burma. It’s used in soups and curries and adds a delicious, tangy flavor to any food! A video showing her progress is coming soon but if you would like to see where she started, click the link in the bio!
I've accidentally discovered the advanced system to guarantee gathering earwigs in your garden....what you decide to do with them after capture is totally up to you. (This is all tongue in cheek you understand.
That roll of rough twine perched on a bamboo stake has gathered so many earwigs I could build a bridge...Ugh.
Each year another bug seems to take over the garden, last year it was green caterpillars, the year before wasps...this year it's those creepy crawlers...earwigs.
One part of me is hoping that next year it's the beauty of dragonflies, or maybe fluttery butterflies...not just part of me ... wholeheartedly wishing here.
If you could wish for a influx of any insect...what would it be?
Jen @ Rural
A week ago I wished that summer would never end and that my garden would keep growing all the pretty food. I think that wish has been granted. Countless new squash blossoms over the last week and a new crop of tomatoes too which I am so grateful for. however... this 90 degrees and humid air was not on my wish list. I think I might be ready for #sweaterweather#film
Fading summer memories are evolving into gorgeous Autumn colors.
It's chilly here, as in turn the furnace on and layer up..
It might be a race to see if the frost or the snow comes first.
The after effects of a garden cleanup turned out to be very popular in my neighborhood click on the link in profile to read about what happened.
One sure thing about gardening is that it's never the same thing twice, and few things go to plan.
Take this trellis for instance. Inspired by the beauties in the gardens of @fromthegrange we built one from hazelnut sapplings in the spring. I envisioned it coated by early summer with cascades of Scarlett Runner beans and morning glories.
Reality check....bare branches all season, anchored by 6 inch tall beans LOL. .
Stunted little fellows that wouldn't budge all summer.
Until the end of August in a last ditch effort to prove themselves before frost they took off....
Now they're a whopping 3 feet tall...well, I'm sure they will look lovely with the up coming snowfall all over their leaves.
That's #gardening for you. This one could be a chapter in Lies My Garden Told Me....LOL it's all about growing pains.
What kind of issues did your garden go through this summer?
De lathyrus geeft zoveel zaden!
Ik vind het zonde om er niks mee te doen. Dus, aan de slag! Enne, ja ik voelde me een soort van garnalen-peller van de lathyrus ;-) XLa Moes
#gardenlifestyle 🌱 lovefor #lathyrus#seads2019#gardenstories of simsalamoes
For me the garden is more than just weeds and plants🌱
I love to find nooks and create stories, it's like an extension of decorating the house only I decorate the garden💜
I have an undercover area which was really boring so I found an old table and some louvres and painted them white. Then added some plants and a chippy little terrarium, teemed it with a rusty set of scales and a little french chook and voila an interesting little nook.😍
A child free day and what do we do? Long leisurely brunch followed by landscape plotting at the local nursery and Lowe’s. I must be getting old or something! 😂 But seriously, planning out our front and back yard is pretty daunting! I just love the trees and palms that rustle in the breeze and vibrant flowers. 🌺 We weren’t ready to pull the trigger on anything today, but I think we’re starting to get a better sense of what we want. #adultingishard#landscaping#gardenstories#homeowners
👩🏻🌾 My #indoor#chilli#plant is doing very well. We got lots of fruit and we already consumed a few of them and they are amazing! When you slice freshly picked chilli, try smelling them because it’s smells divine. There is certainly a huge difference between #homegrown and from grocery store, because one freshly picked chilli is strong enough to make your dish hot! With the chilli from the shop, I normally I have to slice two or three of them to make my dish spicy. Whata difference! Next year I’m going to plant “bell peppers” indoor as we love them so much and it’s like everyday ingredient in our tea or dinner. God knows where I’m going to find space but it has to be in our kitchen where I can see them. So much good stuff to look forward next year. Roll on next spring! .
P.S. That’s my eggplant or aubergine plant beside the chilli. It’s doing great! #vegetable#indoorvegetable#crop#gardenstories#mygarden#greenfingers#plantlover#gardenlover#gardeninglife#instagarden#instagardenlovers
Es erfüllt mich voller Glück in dieser Zeit draußen im Garten zu sein, die kühle Herbstluft zu spüren und einen großen Strauß Dahlien für das Haus zu schneiden. Sie erinnern mich jedes Mal an solch eine schöne Geschichte:
Auf dem Markt in Quimper verkaufte eine Bäuerin traumhafte, purpurrote Dahliensträuße. Wir waren so begeistert und schrieben ihr unsere Adresse auf einen kleinen Schmierzettel. Und dann, eines Tages im Spätherbst erreichte uns tatsächlich aus der Bretagne ein Paket mit Knollen. Seitdem ist diese Dahlie in unserer Familie und erinnert mich stets an die Sommerferien meiner Kindheit und die wundervolle bretonische Bauersfrau auf dem Markt.
There are some plants I grow without thinking: plants that return perennially, shrubs which form a backdrop, and plants that I no longer see. Like a pair of failing old boots sitting by the back door, the latter are there because they always have been and I don’t question their value as I should. What if I got something more practical? Something that fit better? A happier plant in that site, with that specific light? In fall here when the rains begin we have a window of re-organization to move and remove. To try new things in new places. We rally as stems become stalks, before the weather is too raw to take up a shovel, before soil becomes mud. I got thinking about all this because an old dahlia has over-wintered in my garden since I rescued it from a neighbour’s years ago. You want to give me a plasticky-pink dahlia with a white center? Sure, I’ll try it. And perhaps because it only hopped a fence, it’s the happiest dahlia I have. I don’t treat it well because I don’t see it until September. Unfashionable, almost obnoxiously pink, it tirelessly pumps out blooms in cold rain. And so it stays, not dug or coddled in winter, not fed in summer, and I am grateful for having forgotten it again and again.
Garden gathered urn for @yoursmus this week. ‘Chilson’s Pride’ dahlia, gladioli, pink Cynoglossum, china asters, hops, larkspur, scented geranium, three types of Nictotiana, the smaller of the two lime ones “Lemon Tree’ which I love. The dinnerplate dahlia is Otto’s Thrill (I believe) and Clematis terniflora.
Campanula Garanica (Adriatic Bellflower)
👩🏻🌾 This #bellflower#plants belonged to my mother in law. A Long time ago her #garden was full of these every #summer and it looked amazing! However, one day she decided she didn’t like them anymore and wanted to get rid of them because they grew fast and they can invade your garden so quickly, like you see in the photo. So, when we removed them, I brought some home and planted them in our garden as a border, like mum did on hers. These plants are over ten years old and they are still doing amazing in our garden. I remember when I planted them, they were just a few and small. Now they are growing like crazy every year. I just love them! The only downside is, once the #flowers are finished you got to remove them or else the plants look ugly with dead flowers. But once you removed them, you get more #freshflowers and they last a long time. Just cutting them is time consuming, as you can see it’s a lot! They don’t need a lot of watering. Majority of the time I just leave #MotherNature to water them and they are doing just fine! #adriaticbellflower#blue#lavander#gardenstories#mygarden#greenfingers#plantlover#gardenlover#gardeninglife#instagarden#instagardenlovers
Was gardening this morning and Thing2 loves helping me so got herself some ✂️ and started “deadheading” ... turned around and saw the flower massacre of our salvia. Too pretty to throw in the green trash so here! #salvia#lilgardener#sdthinglife#gardenstories
Summernight in the garden. Another pretty picture…
We gardeners and nature lovers like to take pretty pictures, don’t we? At this point we do not differ much from other human beings. Colourful flowerborders, different shades of green, the garden at sunrise, raindrops on leaves, you know what I mean. We all like to impress ourselves and others and technology has always helped us doing so. Nowadays this is easier than ever and we do it more frequently than ever. Je post donc je suis. Whether this is a good thing or not, I leave up to you but our need to express ourselves through images has always existed. In the 17th and 18th century landscape painters and gardeners were looking for the picturesque; a beautiful scenery suitable for a painting or a perspective in the garden. And after a while also travelers were mainly looking for pretty pictures for which they used a Claude glass, named after the painter Claude Lorrain. The convex glass with a tinted window created a gradation in sepia tones and softened the scene. So what’s new? The filters on our smartphones?