Garden update

Wanna see what’s happening in my veggie garden?

Two pumpkins have started to grow – my husband took last year’s Halloween pumpkins and planted their seeds:
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Apparently they are similar to our potatoes in that they are mature when the plant is shriveled and you have to leave them in the sun for a bit after harvesting. These are not the best for eating but we’re just growing them to see if we can.

We have over 50 of these on our plants:
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We got 3 plants from a school fundraiser and 3 more because my son insisted, so we’ll see what their final output is.

Our grapes are doing very well
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I don’t think we’ll have enough for making jelly but if they’re as sweet as last year’s we will enjoy them in their natural state.

I’m thinking it’s about time I harvested my lavender:
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I’m torn between making sachets like I did last year or maybe a wreath like Centsational Girl’s.

The plums are ready for me to pick and make jam – so good!
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In the front yard, my little one’s choice of plant from the school fundraiser is doing great and provides sweet color:
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My oldest chose a blue plant since that’s his favorite color, and it’s also given place of honor in our front yard:
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The hibiscus my husband chose is radiant with color, I just love the bright yellow!
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The bamboo, however, might need some more wiring to keep it back, it’s like a jungle to get to our door!
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These pretty lilies are gorgeous in the afternoon, they open up and brighten our gray front walls:
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As a final surprise, this is what the onion flower I posted about a few weeks ago looks like when opened up – who knew? I sure didn’t.
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Have a great weekend!

2 thoughts on “Garden update

  1. That is quite the yard you have! How cool are the pumpkins?! I love Autumn… its my favorite time of year. There is nothing like Autumn in New England. If I had your yard I would never go indoors. Great blog… I am now following. xo

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