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20 Aug 2017

REVIVAL OF GARDENS AND BLOGS

Posted by JW. 2 Comments

REVIVAL OF OLD BLOG AND GARDENS

It has been a long time between blog posts.  Over the past two years working thru some health issues am able to work in the gardens and focus on issues.  This summer I have concentrated on revival of the gardens.  Now I am also working on my blogs.  Starting with this post the slide show is showing current garden status.  I am working towards more specific subjects in future posts. 

REVIVALTHE LILIES ARE BLOOMING

THE LILIES ARE BLOOMING

Compost and mulched the gardens last year. Plants have responded to that tender loving care. Last summer very dry, this summer ample rain fall.  We have not watered much. 

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HIBISCUS

This is a Hibiscus that grows well in warmer zones.  Doing very well here, thinking of moving it to Florida this winter.  If left here it most likely would not survive the winter.  Needs minimum temperatures of about 65 deg. F.  

 

REVIVAL LIZA AND JOHNS HABITAT

Revival of my other blog LIZA AND JOHNS HABITAT Lots of activity in the habitat this summer.  Deer, Turkeys, Barred Owls, Frogs, Snakes, Butterflies, Voles, and many pollinators. Working on a post there now.

Not much else to say here, have taken a lot of photos this summer and will be using them in the blogs.

That’s it for this post, hope you enjoyed. Comments and new subscribers are welcome.

5 Sep 2016

VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

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FIRST TIME GROWING VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

Could not have picked a worst year to try some new tomato varieties.  Mother Nature is not supplying enough water neither is our well.  We have had to select what gets watered and what does not, Virginia Sweets got high on the list.  So far we have only eaten one and it was absolutely delicious nice and sweet but tomato tasting.  We have the one in the photos ready to consume and we will this evening, will add a photo of it sliced up for consumption.  Started out with 18 tomato plants, some critter ate 6 of them and somehow without a lot of water 5 are still surviving. one of them is the Virginia Sweets. Looks like we are not going to get much if any rain. Garden chores for this week will include watering the tomato plants and other selected choices.

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I AM DELICIOUS All cut up on the cutting Board.

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5 inches in diameter.

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I am delicious.

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So heavy I fell off the vine.

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MORE COMING in a few days.

 

We are seeing the effects of the dry hot weather. Some trees and shrubs are shutting down others just are not doing well.  Was not able to do a lot of work in the gardens this summer. Now that I am able too late for some of the plants. Lots of clean up and adding mulch, compost, new beds.

That’s it for this post. Time to work in the gardens.  See you next time.