Friday, August 19, 2011

What’s in Your Garden?

Ours has weeds, veggies, weeds, wildflowers and weeds.

Did I mention there are LOTS of weeds?

A fellow blogger, John (Don’t unplug your hub) recently asked if we had neglected The Frog & PenguINN gardens during our recent road trips. The answer is no and our friend, Possum, came over and watered the veggie gardens.  BUT, our 2-week RI road trip to meet our new granddaughter gave the weeds and wildflowers free reign, especially with lots of heat, humidity and lack of rainfall. These visuals show how the F&P gardens looked on our return.

Weeds had overrun the veggie garden.weeds collage0818 Green zucchini, yellow squash and cukes were still producing when we left, but no more. The corn was done before we left.veggies collage0818Tomatoes and peppers are still coming in strong; some of the tomatoes have sacrificed themselves for homemade tomato sauce that’s been frozen for winter use.

tomato collage0818Eggplant and soon butternut squash are doing great this year. Both plants are still producing lots of flowers. We’ve been eating a lot of eggplant and soon butternut squash.

eggplant-squash0818Wildflower gardens really went wild. That’s a birdbath in the lower right corner – it was once easy to refill.wildflower gdns collage0818Out in the orchard, the peaches were picked before we left and distributed to family during the road trip. The apple trees are producing well and there’s a few pears too. Grenville is hoping to get enough to bake an apple pie soon – me too!orchard collage


Anvilcloud said...

I feel more recipes coming on. :)

Daisy said...

That's the trouble with gardens (and weeds especially!)--they tend to make their own plans if you're not there to tend them.

Apple pie sounds yummy! :D

Hope you have a good weekend!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Well, you had important things to do like visit your new grandbaby. Weeds, tell me about it, seems that is all that grows here now.

NOW butternut squash is right up my ally, Looks like you have soom good ones growing and boy, look at those apples. YUM~

Fall, that is my time of year.

Lois Evensen said...

It's great you have good stuff still coming from the garden. :)) Looks great! Weeds are to be expected at this time of the year. The snow will take care of that....

Did I say that? Oh, my, snow....

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes weeds have a strong mind of their own. You clear and area to grow you food and you turn your back and the weeds like this cleared soil. Your yellow squash is a few weeks further along than mine. My roma tomatoes look like yours.

Montanagirl said...

Weeds seem to multiply when one isn't looking! All in all, your garden and produce look great.

Anonymous said...

Nothing much happened in my garden while I was away those five days. But I have actually weeded and cleaned out areas that was long forgotten this summer :-)

Next year I´ll have butternuts too :-) I made my vegetable garden way to late in summer and to small too. But next year it´ll be bigger and then I can start as soon as our climate permits me to :-)

Have a great day!

Elaine said...

Even with the weeds your garden looks good. I often think that perhaps we are trying to grow the wrong things. Think how easy it would be if we decided to grow weed crops. Would we then be invaqded by tomatoes, squash, and lettuce?

possum said...

If there were a market for crab grass, we would not be worrying about the economy - things would be booming here! I think a lot of weeds do better in extreme heat and drought. My cukes are gone, but still have a few squash.

grammie g said...

Hi Beatrice...Looks a bit dry there!!
Wild flower gardens should look wild and that includes weeds : }}
Hope there is enough apples for a ..I go to the apple orchards here to get mine ; }!!

Sandra said...

so fall is in the air by looking at your photos. i like those veggie shots and he apple looks delish

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

AC, - what a thought!

Daisy, weeds are the bane of all gardeners and we wish the crops would require as little maintenance. Hope Grenville does get to make a pie!

Tammy, just picked some butternuts today. It makes a great soup!

Lois, SNOW!!! bite your tongue, but then I seem to rememebr you were someplace warmer when Ohio was snowed in last winter.

Larry, do you make sauce or salsa with your tomatoes? The butternut is the only squash still left in our garden.

Thanks Mona.

Hi Christer, butternuts seem to require little care, but now the squash bugs are trying to invade so we're picking as soon as they are ready.

Right you are, Possum. Let us know if you find that crab grass market cause we can supply a lot!

Grace (Grammie G) it's been very dry here, but this week we had a bit of rain with more possibly on Sunday.

Sandra, there's still lots of summer heat left here on the VA eastern shore, but with the lack of rainfall some things are drying out early.

Country Mouse Studio said...

It must have been a great garden.

Anonymous said...

The tomatoes look pretty good as do the apples.

Jane and Chris said...

Oh yes, the welcome mat is out....hold on a mo'...just taking my workboots off and leaving them by the door.Aaah, I smell coffee, and there's cake too! Thanks for visiting me at The Maple Syrup Mob.
I have never been to PA but here we live in Mennonite country (PA Dutch)so we are used to seeing buggies parked next to pick ups at the store.
Nice to meet a fellow weed grower!
Jane x

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