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KinderGARDEN Update 07-11-11 July 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — motherofpearls @ 6:54 pm

Late posting again, but we made it in under the wire again! We had a busy holiday weekend celebrating our beautiful country.

We mostly just putzed in the garden this week: tying up vines, pulling weeds (drat that PURSLANE), trying to keep everything alive with no rain in sight. (So wish we’d have spent the money on a diy rain barrel system-next year.) And of course, we munched! The Golden Raspberry patch went nuts this season. Usually there are two harvests-a small one in June and a larger one in September. Mister Emerald has found that he LOVES  “strawberries” as he calls them and eats every single one that’s ripe. I love all the garden bloggers who blog their “Harvest Mondays” with Daphne’s Dandelions, but I’d never have any figures to post. Nearly everything is eaten garden-side!

Not a great pic, but Mister Pearl is feeding Mister Emerald raspberries!

Lastly, our sunflower forest is growing like crazy. We had Father of Pearls make this cute Sunflower Measuring Stick (8 feet high) and by the time I’m posting this from when the pictures were taken, they’ve grown at least two more feet! (And I just looked at that picture again wondering why Miss Pearl grew so much too-ahhh she’s standing on a brick paver stack!) They’re starting to bloom and I love all the varieties. We could have used some cute, short Teddy Bear varieties too.

This pretty Sunflower gal was the first to bloom. I thought it was a “Vanilla Ice”, but it may be the “Jade Hybrid” as it’s center is light colored.  This flower growing from seed can get very addictive. We plan to save lots of seed this fall.

We are linking up with Kim at The Inadvertent Farmer and her KINDERgarden 2011 series. Stop over to see all the good things growing in our gardens!

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7 Responses to “KinderGARDEN Update 07-11-11”

  1. Kirsten Says:

    aww, love the shot of him feeding his sister raspberries. :)

    our sunflowers have buds but haven’t started blooming yet – can’t wait!!

  2. Holly Says:

    I love the sunflower measuring stick…so cute. Maybe I can talk my husband into making us one of those!

  3. Mama Bean Says:

    thankyou for helping me learn what purslane is, we are covered with it at our big garden, too :) i like knowing what to mutter under my breath as i pull it out ;) your sunflower is beautiful, as are your raspberry munching munchkins

  4. Shayne Says:

    That is a fantastic sunflower measuring stick! And a lovely sunflower-measuring assistant. :)

  5. Your garden is growing GREAT! Ours has been really slow getting started… and as far as growing things from seeds… I’m not sold on it yet. It takes SO LONG to get them growing! My sunflowers are 6″ tall right now. Skinny, puny little things that are being eaten by insects. I am beginning to doubt they will grow tall at all. :(


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