Saturday, June 29, 2013

Join - Welcome - Thank You, Place of Relaxation, Garden Updates, Give - Away


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I’ve setup a little area to relax out back on the patio, around several freshly planted flower pots loaded with Bravado Coneflowers, Summer Nights Delphinium, Sonora Black-Eyed Susan, Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush, and the Pow Wow Wild Berry Coneflower.  Bulldog Man and I would like to clean up our grill and place a sail (homemade or bought depending on cost) over the top of the patio to help cut back the glaring sun.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pictures of some of my sweet potatoes poking through, I’ve noticed some sort of bug eating at the leaves.  I made sure to spray the potato leaves really good with a dawn soap, alcohol, and water concoction to deter bugs, it actually works well.

 
 

Here’s a picture of some of my Luffa (thank you Gail and Marcy) taking over. 

 

My cherry tomatoes are starting to produce flowers, I’m so excited.  I can’t wait to harvest tomatoes for salads and pasta dishes J

 

And the surprise vine keeps growing with all kinds of flowers; I guess soon I will see what type of vegetable/fruit it will produce.

 


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18 comments:

  1. Sandy,

    Your flowers in those pots are gorgeous. I keep saying I'm going to plant some but just don't get around to it. I am terrible at keeping potted plants waters. Curious to see what that last vine will produce (cukes, melons?).

    Hope it's not too hot out your way.

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  2. Acorn or butternut squash maybe?

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    1. Carolyn,

      I'm not sure what it maybe. I didn't plant any think like this in this garden bed. I believe it came from the compost when placed in this bed.

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  3. My favorites. I would love a yard full of the cone flowers and nothing else.

    Your spot looks so peaceful and relaxing.

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    1. Gail,

      I needed a relaxing peaceful place, it's not as nice as yours with the water.

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  4. Boy those look like muskmelon leaves but who knows. So many varieties out there I never seen.

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  5. PP,

    I'm not sure what they are. Can't wait for some fruit/vegetables to pop up.

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  6. Sandy, all your plants look so great. Our extreme heat killed everyone of my potted plants on our covered patio. It was the right thing to do to just toss them, you really can't do much with "toasted" plants. I think the cover for your patio sounds perfect. Be sure and post a picture once you get it up.

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    1. JMD,

      Thank you, they do look great in these pots. I can imagine having temperatures in the triple digits will dry out plants severely. Once Bulldog Man gets the sail up, I will post about it.

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  7. Your patio looks so relaxing. I love potted plants and flowers. Yours really do look nice!

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    1. Michaele,

      It's very relaxing especially in the early evening when the temperatures go down.

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  8. I got a good deal this spring on eight big pots. They're just plastic but look very much like they are ceramic. I planted them all out with different flowers . . . but none are doing very well. :o( I've kept them watered sufficiently (I think) but maybe we just haven't had enough warm weather.

    Yours are all just lovely. (Wanna trade? Hee-hee.)

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    1. Mama Pea,

      I'm sorry to hear about your flowers. I've noticed a couple of my pots hold water in the bottom coaster. I've dumped them and feed the flowers some feed and there growing like crazy.

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  9. Cute little area to relax in! Sitting outside here right now is not an option...it is going to be 107 today!

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    1. DesertHen,

      Thank you! The temperatures around here are in the 80's and low 60's at night. That's until we get hot again, lol

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  10. What a lovely space you have created!! I think it is so important to take time to relax and just be.

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    1. A Girl,

      Everyone needs to relax from a hectic day, this is where we relax. Thank you, it took a little work but it's almost the way we want it :-)

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  11. Garden surprises are fun :-) I especially love Blackeyed Susan's. I have a lot of them. They do so good for me here,!
    Blessings
    Susie

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