June 9, 2013 - Same Old, Same Old

It seems as though I blog the same thing every week!  I could just put a link to my last garden update, but the squash bed has grown quite a lot since then, and my one and only rose bush is blooming.  I was going to do a video walk through this morning, but my camera kept shutting off after just a few seconds.  I assume I'm supposed to occasionally charge the battery!











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  1. Everything looks good! I am battling to stay ahead of weeds and grass.

    The rose looks like a Tropicana. One of my favorites in Oregon, but doesn't do well here.

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    1. Definitely not a Tropicana, Ray. This is the rose that smells like raspberries, the one that I forgot the name for! I just remember it had a spanish sounding name. It's not as orange as Tropicana, and the centers are yellow. I LOVE Tropicana, and have grown it before at our previous house.

      I'm only battling weeds along the neighbor's fence line, but I battle raspberry suckers and volunteer morning glories daily! I'd previously only planted Heavenly Blue morning glories, and never had to worry about volunteers. Last year I planted two dark purple varieties....how many gazillion seeds can those plants produce? I think I pull out about a hundred a day, and that's not counting those growing in the lawn that get mowed down weekly!

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  2. I'm always battling the weeds long my neighbor's fence line too. Though most of my fence line is fairly solid there is a gap at the bottom. I tried to make it small, but it isn't small enough. This year I tossed on some salt marsh hay on the gap so I won't get tons of garlic mustard (a real invasive here) constantly trying to take over the bed. At least on the main vegetable garden there isn't as much of a weed problem. Well unless you consider dill, cilantro, and johnny-jump-ups weeds.

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    1. Daphne, I made the mistake of planting beans, beets and parsnips along the fenceline, so Now I've pulled most of the seedlings out while trying to remove the weeds. I should have just left that entire strip bare so I could keep it hoed.

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  3. Same old, Same old is good when it is your garden!!!! Nancy

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    1. LOL, Nancy! It could be worse....it could be "same old nothing"!

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  4. You are far too modest...your same old same old is new and exciting to us each time we see it. Keep up the great work. You always inspire me.

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    1. 1st. Man, I inspire you, and you make me smile. That makes us even, doesn't it?

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    1. Mrs. R., I'm getting a lot from the garden right now, but no variety. Last year at this time I was harvesting a lot of onions, greens, potatoes, radishes, beets and carrots. This year it's all about lettuce, spinach and onions.

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  6. I can't wait to harvest anything. My potatoes are looking awesome, I think, as I've never grown them before. If it ever dries up, I'll get to take the camera down there and snap a picture to post about. Your garden looks lovely, Granny.

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    1. Thank you, Langela. I'm still waiting to see your potato pictures ;-)

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  7. If we make weekly visits, we'll see progress -- the important thing in a garden. Every week is different. Sometimes I do wonder if everybody is interested in the very first buds that I am so excited about, before there are blossoms to display.

    You photos are the next best thing to making real visits.



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    1. That's so nice of you to say so, NellJean. :-)

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  8. Wow, your yard and garden look beautiful!! I'm extremely jealous as we got moved into our new place so late in the year that we are just lucky to have green grass!! Please keep posting your photos as it gives me hope that some day we will be back to a beautiful garden!! :)

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    1. Let's hope it stays that way, Stoney. Our irrigation water went off 3 days ago, and there's still not a drop coming from the faucets. At least it came during a cooling spell, but I hope it's back on by the weekend when it's supposed to be back up around 90F!

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