Tuesday, March 31, 2009

yard and flowers

Time to play Name That Flower! What are these called in English??

Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30 2009 mostly vegetables

New seeds planted today: green beans (つるなしいんげん), zucchini (black beauty Botanical Interests), french marigolds (サカタのタネgreen packet), campanula, forget-me-nots, cornflowers (maybe, or maybe not, I don't know what they are called in Japanese or English). Dh's acorns on the right. Baby broccoli (planted March 2) on the front left.

Baby carrot mix (planted March 1). Bountiful Gardens.


negi (green onions) are starting to flower and need to come out. Spinach (center) is kind of yellow, maybe planted too late (Feb). Broccoli (bought, not from seed) on right.

Peas: hopefully snap peas. The package says スナック753。 Last year we planted green peas by mistake. I was so disappointed, I love snap peas.

My husband's baby cucumbers (planted March 2)

Salad Bowl Blend lettuce (planted March 2) and Clemson Spineless Okra (planted March 2), both seeds from Botanical Interests.

My babies! Tomatoes (planted March 2). I've had to bring them in every night this past week since it's been chilly. Only one tiny money maker has come up, but 2 or three each of Brandywine, Cherokee purple, Big Rainbow, Evergreen, Black Krim, and Marmande Super. Bountiful Gardens Tomato mix.

Cherry tomatoes (planted March 2). Two or three of Black Plum, Gold Currant, Riesentraube, one Chadwick's chery, and one Sweet Orange II. Bountiful Gardens Cherry Tomato mix.

March 30 2009 mostly flowers

Anenomes, pansies, and serveral others I don't know the names in English. The Japanese red maple leaves are starting to come out.

Daffodils, pansies, and soon...irises. The crocuses finished last week.

Daffodils, narcissus, rose of sharon that were just twigs last year

Pink and blue flowers

Herb garden. The rosemary is out of control. The basil is still just starting, so some failed kohlrabi are currently taking up space on the right.