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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party - Second Crop, More of the First and a Visitor

The sun and heat of the summer has been wonderful  for our garden this year.  We just started our second planting of corn and peas - peas are already showing the signs of the first flowers and corn is likely to be producing mid to late September... we are indeed lucky to live in such a lovely climate!

And suddenly, we've got tons of these little guys! Who knows - we may end up with a bumer crop of watermelon!

The hot pepper plants don't look very good, but they keep pumping out hot tasty peppers so I won't complain.

Habaneros are getting ready to ripen!  Yum!

And our great success story - sweet peppers in their own fancy screened in porches.  They are flourishing!

I'd be remiss if I didn't introduce this most recent visitor to our garden - I believe he's aSan Diego Alligator Lizard!

He's about 15 inches long - and, though I think he does have a fairly nasty bite, he's not aggressive nor poisonous.  And, most importantly, he won't eat my plants.  So he can stay.  ;-)

Come on back next week to see what another week brings - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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