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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Garden Party - Fall is the New Spring

On September 11, 2001, terrorists changed the lives of all of us.

Take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks of a few people filled with hatred.

I will always remember.

Gardenwise, we had a busy week.

Cayenne busting out all over.

Same with jalapenos.  These are only two of the many plants.

Hello Ghost Pepper!

Welcome Scorpion!

Soon we'll be seeing Scotch Bonnets too.  What a year for hot peppers this has been!

A couple more tomatoes on the way.... from a nice volunteer.

These hydrangeas were blue when we bought them last year.  They keep growing pink and green now though, which I like a lot!

And aren't these aloe flowers pretty?  We've got a huge aloe plant (the hummingbirds love it!) - I just wish I had more uses for it.

Lemons all over the tree, along with lots of little blossoms.

Oranges on the way too.

And this?  Though it looks like a flat piece of dirt, in reality, it is peas, carrots and broccoli.  You just can't see them quite yet.

This little guy sat and watched me turn the bed, incorporate the compost and plant my seeds.  His friend left, but he watched me.

And another one of these.  I am so done with things (aside from me) eating my plants.  We haven't had carrots or broccoli before - I wonder what kind of pests we'll be finding now.

New planting - feels like spring!  We've got mustard greens and baby lettuce on the way as well.  We're sure looking forward to them!

We should see our seedlings emerge this week.  And I sure hope that we've taken care of the critter issue.  You will have to check back next week to see - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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  1. No new shoots, but my strawberries are starting up again as is my walking onion. By next year I will have another garden bed into which I can plant the lettuces. Love the fall foliage which is underway here in Oregon.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

    1. We are loving that our strawberries have done so well this year.We should have a few more months I think. I miss the fall colors that you get (I grew up in Minnesota so have had my share of beautiful autumns) but I love having my garden for longer!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi Susan: Wow--your peppers have really taken off--cool! I have only one sad pepper from my 4 plants--don't know what happened, because the plants look healthy. And I've never seen aloe flowers--how pretty! Take care--have a great rest of the week.

  3. You grow ORANGES? Dang. I am jealous.