Friday, June 4, 2010
As we are writing this morning, thick fog has moved in and completely enveloped the area. It rained quite a bit again yesterday afternoon, so everything is saturated. However we were able to plant Wednesday and Thursday in some areas of the yard where the soil is lighter. We transplanted about 90 tomatoes and 42 peppers along with dahlias, glads, amaranthus, sunflowers and zinnias. We will mulch these areas with old straw bales, before the weeds start to germinate. Will plant the rock garden today and sort plants for the market tomorrow.
We will still have tomatoes (Big Beef and Roma) and Peppers (green and hot peppers) and a few zucchini and squash. We will also have dahlias, lilies, peonies as well as a large variety of perennials and annuals.
When we are out in the garden, the tree swallows tend to hang out with us, as they know wherever we are, there are sure to be lots of mosquito's. It looks like the orioles are going to stay. It is so nice to see this colourful orange bird flying around the tree tops and singing.
We were able to plant hypertufa planters yesterday while it was raining. Something we have kind of neglected so far this year. The picture is an example of the planters. We also offer 'Pick a Pot, Pick a Plant' at the market, which means...pick out an empty hypertufa container and the succulents you like and we will pot it up for you while you finish your shopping at the market. Many customers enjoy creating their succulent gardens. They tend to be a popular gift for weddings.