This past week has been ‘catch up’ time for me in the gardens. The rain keeps on coming here in the Northwest Ohio and I’ve had to time the weeding, planting and mulching just right to beat the bugs and puddles. I was worried after pulling a muscle in my back in the beginning of June that I would be set way behind but the really great thing about home gardening is your only behind if you think you are.
Back in the greenhouse gardens the raised beds are growing amazing this June. The tomatoes are growing at least 3″ a day ( it seems) and they are starting to flower as I’m harvesting many different flavorful lettuces.
I’m so excited to see the peppers starting to turn colors and the tomatoes are flowering.
The veggies in the images above were all purchased locally as starter plants. They really have taken off with the rain and humidity we’ve had in my neck of the woods. Most of these were designed for small space gardening and I can’t wait to taste them!
I love to stick some of my favorite annuals in the raised beds borders for additional color and to attract the pollinators.
I was inspired in Little Rock at P.Allen Smiths in town home to grow something around my garden sheds door. I had a Virginia Creeper by Proven Winner growing on a back fence and just loved the color but hated the location. I transplanted it up next to the propane tank and rain a string up to some crazy grapevine I have around the door. I’m hoping it will climb the string and go around the door. This will be a fun plant to tame this summer into autumn. After growing this variety on the back fence I kind of understand it’s habits. This will be a show stopper in Autumn as it turns FIRE RED!
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This weekends post are dedicated to roses on my site and maybe some BBQ since it is Fathers Day. The roses are doing wonderful in many of my beds so their is plenty to show off on a post. Here is a sneak peak and be sure to follow my site to see what’s blooming next!
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