Sunday, July 26, 2009

How Doesn't Your Garden Grow

It's been a whirlwind week. Last week I had two days of lunch dates and made a fabulous meal and totally yummy dressing to go with it. I'll post the recipes tomorrow. I had several meetings for the Capital Campaign at church and another for our homeschool group. My youngest daughter had soccer practice and a tournament Saturday and she turned an insane 10 years old today. In the midst of all of this my Lyme disease gave me much difficulty causing me to miss work. I'm very tired of it being a part of my life...I have things to do!
This past week brought Rhode Island yet more rain. I'm very worried about my garden. Friday night we had very high winds and all of my corn was uprooted and we had to replant them and create a support system for them. We also planted 36 tomato plants this year in hopes of canning and preserving most of them for sauce and such. With the tremendous amounts of rain we have had, I'm afraid the tomatoes have blight and many are already rotting. If we get a handful this year we will be lucky. A few cherry tomatoes are ripening but I just don't know how many we'll get before the plants die. Not too much I can do about it but it is disappointing and will not save us much money this year as we had hoped.

The fog has been rolling in every night. This is a view of the back of my house in the fog.

However, the flowers seem to be doing well and loving the rain. Is there anything prettier than day lillies right after the rain?

My Echinacea is in full bloom and loaded with butterflys and bees.

This is the side garden next to the pool.

The plants around our Koi pond are doing well. We haven't seen the pesky Heron in several weeks and my Koi are growing at an alarming rate. Can you see how large they are?

Look how fast the fog rolled in. This picture was taken just about two minutes later than the picture above it. I love the fog. Murder on the hair but good for my soul.

Some of the garden is doing very well. I've picked several cucumbers. They were delicious with just a little salt.

From a distance, everything looks like it's doing well. The weeds especially.

I've picked lots of Zuchinni. Tomorrow I will make some breakfast muffins.

The herb garden is thriving.

Golden Oregano glows in the evening hours.
I hope some of my garden turns out ok. How is yours doing?


Queenbuv3 said...

We had a vicious storm over the weekend and I ended up staking everything in my garden. I can't bare to go out there again and see plants laying on the ground. We are water logged here in MA. I could'nt even do my Miracle Gro yet because the soil is too wet.

I have yet to eat any veggies from my garden. I planted mid June so I have lots of green tomatoes, teeny weeny cukes, summer squash, green beans and peppers.

Hope things dry up there soon! I practically start dancing every time it rains now because it never seems to stop raining!

Queenbuv3 said...

I meant I start dancing when the SUN SHINES, LOL!! See, the rain has waterlogged my brain, also : (

jenny said...

Gorgeous photos:)