We finally got some rain this past weekend! It wasn’t as much as I would’ve liked, but it gave my garden a decent watering. The temperature will be down in the 80s until midweek, too. That will be a welcome respite from the 90+ degree heat we can’t seem to shake. The garden is producing more fruit, and my bulb-flowers are now blooming.
I pulled the last of the purple plum radishes this week. The bulk of the watermelon radishes should be ready soon.
I harvested the rest of my potatoes this weekend, so I could have the bed ready to plant peanuts.
This weekend, I found the first fruits on the Boston pickling cucumbers, the Black Valentine snap beans, the Black Krim tomatoes, and my newest key lime tree.
My honeydew plants are growing a third melon while the first two melons are getting bigger.
The Mock Indian strawberries in my yard are fruiting well, and the birds visit often to eat them.
My lima beans are now flowering.
A couple of mornings ago, I was walking through the garden and marveled at how pretty my flowering squash and melons looked.
I planted liatris bulbs along my fence a couple of years ago, and it’s starting to bloom.
I can’t believe my gladioli are starting to bloom already. In May?? They usually bloom in July. Got to be due to the unseasonable heat.
I bought these chrysanthemums last fall. Not only did they make it through two ice storms this past winter, but they are blooming despite the heat!
ELSEWHERE IN THE GARDEN:
Both my Boston Pickling and Beit Alpha cucumbers are climbing the trellis and putting forth female flowers.
Speaking of climbing, my Cream of Saskatchewan watermelon vines are climbing the fence!
My Glass Gem corn is almost as tall as I am now!
I have a cardinal couple that comes to my bird feeder every day (among other birds that visit, too). While eating breakfast on my patio the other day, I was able to get a picture of them with my cell phone.
What’s happening in your garden?