This week Matthew and I, while at the library, found this Eric Carle book, The Tiny Seed. We have been having fun reading it, even though he looks bored in the picture.
Really the only thing of note that Matthew and I have done in the garden this week, is transplant our 3 garlic plants into bigger pots. I took a picture of it, but it was so boring I deleted it. Matthew had fun scooping dirt and packing it down. Other then that we are waiting for things to happen, killing tiny caterpillars that are determined to kill our tomatoes, and watering in between.
When I went to check on our old house's flowers, I discovered the strawberry start I had with some iris, had totally disappeared. So now I'm kicking myself for not watering more. Well, I was a little busy.
My Granddad, who has been gone for over 25 yrs, planted fruit trees around his house and 2 have survived. One is this apple tree that is covered in small apples this year.
The other is a cherry tree that is surrounded by weeds. Being choked by a jungle of weeds is more what comes to my mind. As you can see in the last week or 2, a very strong wind blew the top down. What is special about this tree, is it's 30 years old and was planted for me, my Granddad's little Annie girl. As I'm sure you can guess, this sight saddens me.
But look how good those cherries will be anyway. After all, 30 is old for a sweet cherry, or a cherry tree at all. Anyone have a great cherry drying process?
A glimpse of our front porch with the boy.
This week, I wanted to highlight some of the creative gardening talent that lies around our new house. This is just the alley space of one of neighbors behind us. The front is fabulous, but I haven't worked up the courage to go take photos yet.
One of our next door neighbors has a fabulous yard. She has worked hard making it rich with flowers and veggies. Here is the view of her garden shed from our back yard. This garden is special because it's all volunteer from her compost heap. She had a man till the compost into the garden and hundreds came up. I was amazed! I can't wait to see what grows.
Since I slightly know her, I've gotten permission to take photos of her yard whenever. A plant on her porch.
She called Matthew and I over to look at something special in her fern today.
Baby finches. They were precious.
I like the way the hollyhocks and the red flowers play off each other.
Blooms from a catalpa tree. They smell so sweet and look so exotic.
A volunteer squash starting to grow.
Hope you enjoyed our neighborhood tour! See you next week.
Here is the link to The Inadvertent Farmer's week 8 post.