Well, we seem to be back to having all the rain systems passing us by again. We are a bit cooler - as I write this, we are at "only" 26C/79F - but our humidex puts us at 33C/91F. Which I suppose helps, as we didn't need to water the garden at all, yesterday. I … Continue reading In the garden, and critters not in the garden
I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!
Now that we have Halona melons developing, it is so much more fun to check the garden in the mornings! Check this out. These melons are visibly bigger than they were when I looked at them yesterday evening. I checked them again this evening, and they are again, noticeably bigger! Not only that, but we … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
I completely forgot to post this, this morning! Our first poppy is blooming! This is the Giant Rattle Breadseed Poppy, from Baker Creek. The flowers are very different from the poppies my mother grew with I was a kid; those had bright red flowers with black at the bases, similar to the Remembrance Day poppies. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first!
First, a bit of a follow up from yesterday. After blocking the woodchuck holes by the house and in the old garden area, I headed out a few times to check on the one by the house. Twice, I found things disturbed! This picture was taken after the second time I found it dug up. … Continue reading Critter battle update, a mini harvest, and we’re getting poppies!
I went out to do the evening watering this evening, after trying to wait until things cooled down. When we were still above 30C/86F by 7:30pm, I headed out anyway, so I could be done before dark. I started in the old kitchen garden, and this should have been my first warning. When I had … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more critter carnage
You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!
The morning rounds, as usual, started with a visit to the kitties. I fully expected to find a couple at the top of the stairs, as has been the usual thing lately. Nope. Just Beep Beep. The other usual thing is to go down the stairs and find the kittens not already on the stairs, … Continue reading Mourning roundup – and what a nasty boy!
It was lovely doing my rounds with morning, and I just wanted to share some of my flowering finds. 🙂 One of my mother's fancy lilacs is now blooming. Last year, while cleaning up this flower bed, I took out a maple tree that was growing in the middle of it! At its base, where … Continue reading Good Morning!