Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Green

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After being cooped up inside these past few days... It felt so nice to walk out to the garden this morning. Very re-juvenating. :) The re-juvenation feeling quickly left when I realized just how much I have let things go out there! My pumpkins are completely taking over. I planted them with a trellis, like last year. They are pie pumpkins, but are getting so big! I have yet to see one break off the vine. It amazes me just how strong those vines can be. :) Last year I used panty hose and tied them up. I missed one, and was surpised to see it didnt need the support. I am most definitly going to make my fences further apart next year.
...and my tomatoes? Where do I begin, I planted them waaay to close together, they are huge, and growing really nice. But, I cant seem to find my pepper plants anymore. They were planted in the same box right along with the tomatoes. Another "no no" for next year. Oh well, I learn something new each year. Now I understand the term a "seasoned gardener" :)

I also finished an orchid illustration. Two more to go! :)


6 comments:

{Jenna Lou Loves You} said...

oooo... I love the orchids!!

Next summer I will have my first garden and I cannot wait. I want to plant so much stuff... and I've been reading lots and lots about organic gardening... it seems like a lot of work... but I think I'm up for the challenge.

Tara said...

Love the orchids! I adore pink and green together.

I got my prints today...thanks for all the awesome freebies. :) I'll send you pics when I get them framed.

jessilynn said...

Thanks Jenna! :) I have been thinking about doing the whole organic gardening thing. If I could just wean myself of the roundup... I would be fine! :)

I cant wait to see what you do with your plot of dirt! :)

Tara- I am so glad you got them!! Looking forward to seeing them framed. :D

cArOl said...

Wow!Your garden has really taken off, since I last seen it. I love the pictures of it, and the orchid picture. :)

marykathryn said...

Seasoned gardener..you are cracking me up. I would love to have another garden, but I don't stay on top of the weeds like I should..hehe
Neat pics..
BTW.. I tagged you!!

Brandi said...

jessilynn, your work is LOVELY! thanks for joining the indiepublic blog ring!!