Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tree Bark Falling from Eucalyptus

 This time of year, the tree bark of the eucalyptus peeling off.  It is quite interesting as the new  underlayer of bark reveals itself.  I have created a study of the same tree with different filters.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Neglected but sweeter than ever

What is it about a garden?  I had a bed of strawberries last year.  The did so-so.  Over the winter, the majority of the plants when to the great beyond.  A small clump hunkered down.  With the drought took a stance of if the drip system is providing you enough, great; but I won't be providing more this year.

Well, I was taking kitchen greens to the composter this morning and found all of these berries hanging out under the strawberry leaves.

Can't wait to eat!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bees LOVE It

Once the marine layer (June Gloom) burns off, the sun drenches the penstemon.  And the bees come. The whole area looks animated from the flight of the bees stopping by each bloom to collect a little pollen.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Still Not Sure What I am Growing...

Very exciting.  The unknown squash plant has taken over its corner of the garden.  Finally, the female flower began to bloom and a few have set.  Right now I think I might have a butternut squash plant on my hand.  Most of the fruit is still quite round, but one seems to have grown to a size where you can imagine the shape of butternut squash.  I gave the plant a tablespoon of John and Bob's soil optimizer to improve the soil and give the plant nutrients.

Squash Vines
Flower with tiny ant
Female flower
Growing squash.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pods of Seeds

This onion bloom is getting ready to provide me with onions in the next garden season.  The greenish pods will continue to dry out eventually popping open to reveal seeds.  Previously when this happened, the seeds scattered through the garden and became seedlings.  I have so many purple onions that I hope the same thing happens with this yellow onion bloom.  I could use a little variety.

Friday, June 05, 2015

From Garden to Vase

Just a few gladiola bulbs in the garden.  So nice to have flowers to bring into the house.

Thyme to Bloom

I love having herbs in the garden for the kitchen.  I went to the garden today and found my thyme had bloomed.  This plant has been in the garden forever and I continually cut back hard to keep it fresh and less woody.


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