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Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: DP
Date: July 21, 2012 06:25PM
The latest images of the garden. Some of it has suffered from the heat but we have had good rain over the past week and some of it is going nuts! These images were shot over the past couple of days.
Here is the front garden:



Some of the tomatoes in the vegetable garden. Interestingly ours are just getting ripe while friends and neighbors are bringing us ripe ones.



The zucchini's. Can't wait for the comments...





The yellow zucchini. It's not maturing as quickly but it's getting there:



OK, now we have the fauna. A monarch that seems to be hanging around. Our neighbor specifically planted butterfly bushes and it's paying off this year although not all were shot on the butterfly bushes:



Another shot:



The next two I don't know the names so chime in if you know:



And:



Forgive the quality but this hummingbird moth never stopped moving and it was quick!



Thanx for looking!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/2012 06:25PM by DP.
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: Black
Date: July 21, 2012 06:32PM
Nice, thanks. My garden is lush and amazing this year but offset by the large brown leaves my Sycamore has been constantly dumping everywhere.

DP, does your wife start anything herself or does most of it come from storebought plugs?




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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: DP
Date: July 21, 2012 06:41PM
>DP, does your wife start anything herself or does most of it come from storebought plugs?

Both. A lot of the tomatoes are coming up from last year as were the strawberries. She plans a trip with a friend in May to a huge nursery where they get their veggie plants and flowers and then they stop for mojito's...
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: Black
Date: July 21, 2012 06:50PM
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DP
>DP, does your wife start anything herself or does most of it come from storebought plugs?

Both. A lot of the tomatoes are coming up from last year as were the strawberries. She plans a trip with a friend in May to a huge nursery where they get their veggie plants and flowers and then they stop for mojito's...

Just asking because I have been getting more into starting my own plants from seed over the past few years and it results in a lot of 'joy of discovery' and also huge quantities of foliage relatively dirt cheap.
At this point I only buy nursery plants when there's some sort of closeout.




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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: July 21, 2012 08:52PM
Great photos!!
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: M>B>
Date: July 21, 2012 08:53PM
DP, you better harvest that zucchini, they double in size overnight and you'll have to use it for firewood tomorrow!
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 21, 2012 09:23PM
THose butterfly pics are cool!
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: July 21, 2012 09:27PM
Great pictures!!!

SX40?



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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: ahs
Date: July 21, 2012 10:07PM
Mourning Cloak and Red Admiral. Have no idea what the last pic is.
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: Black
Date: July 21, 2012 10:25PM
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Have no idea what the last pic is.

According to stock photo sites, they seem to be called "Small Cluster of Tiny Purple Flowers."




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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: JoeM
Date: July 21, 2012 10:34PM
Very nice!



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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: DP
Date: July 21, 2012 10:41PM
Yes, SX40.
>According to stock photo sites, they seem to be called "Small Cluster of Tiny Purple Flowers."
LOL! That is the butterfly bush with the hummingbird moth.
My wife has already picked a ton of pickling cukes so there are no pix of those.
And it's only July...
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: Black
Date: July 21, 2012 11:14PM
Cool.
I started some butterfly wed from seed a few weeks ago and they're coming along well.

(random image, mine are still not much more than sprouts)
Also took a cutting from a friend from what I thought was a butterfly bush a few weeks ago that are also doing well, but the flowers were orange.
Foliage looks like this:

ID help?
Also, my not-yet-blooming celosia while we're at it:

(If you squint you can see the first hint of a red bloom in the far plants in the washtub.)




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/2012 11:16PM by Black.
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: DP
Date: July 22, 2012 09:44AM
Black-I don't know if you fertilize but Miracle-Gro is the best stuff.
I mentioned this before but we have a very good advantage as we get manure from my in-laws. Vintage 2011. Some of the small lumps in the veggie pix are that wonderful fertilizer! Unfortunately, the weeds love it too.
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 22, 2012 09:13PM
Sweet photos DP and Black. I could do some serious grazing and lounging at your respective cribs.
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Re: Recent garden pix (big bw)
Posted by: kap
Date: July 23, 2012 08:22AM
Miss having a vegetable garden of my own.



SoCal for now.
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