Garden Update: Style Edition

Fall is in full swing according to fashion forward trees who can be seen already sporting yellowed leaves. This color proves to be a must-have, as it is popping up all over the driveway in bright, soft, sunshiny hues. Off-duty dogs are always a street photographers dream, as well as the muse to many a designer, and this one caught in elegant brown and black fur with a bright red accessory really embodies the hottest trend au moment. It looks like earthy neutrals and greens with a vibrant, but controlled, splash of color will be the staple for this fall season. 

Sunflowers shown wearing yellow flower with bee and moth accent.

Garden shown with marigold and gardenia accessories.

Dog shown wearing collar: model’s own.

Garden Update

So after a four hour total re-haul, things are looking dramatically different from what we were left with last week! We completely ripped out all the weeds and vines that were snaking their way in and clogging the area next to the fence. It seems a lot more open now! We planted some new tomatoes and basil, and after taking out everything that was dead it looks like the healthy plants have a lot more room to breathe/ hopefully remain healthy.

Last night we actually ran out of food in out house and I didn’t want to get take out so my dinner was a caesar salad that included the cumber and like two tomatoes that we saved from some dead plants. But those tomatoes were so flavorful that I felt like I had been raised on some sparse soviet diet and was eating real food for the first time. Absolutely cray, and totally the point of growing your own food, so that was really nice. Hopefully there will be more crops to come! Oh and the sunflowers are blooming and we got rid of the giant weeds that were surrounding them in the driveway and it makes me really happy!

Garden update July 2012

Idk how to grow tomatoes… they always get to a certain height and then wilt. My neighbor is a little italian man who could probably feed an army with three square feet of tomato plants, and I don’t know how he does it. Cucumbers were really good last year and this year they’re kind of keeping a low profile but they’re trucking. Marigolds are pretty and grow super well! They’re our best crop. Peas again pretended they were going to try this year but then decided to shrivel up instead, with no warning. Squash is really going for it this year unlike last year’s failure. Hopefully something will grow off of it that we can actually eat! Because that is apparently what a garden is for. Basically if someone told me that I could only live off of the produce from my garden from now on I would probably just dig my own grave while I still have the energy. I think we’re gotten like two basil leaves out of it so far this summer.

Basil is a superstar as always. And chives too. Then we have two rows of mystery produce because my mom planted it when I wasn’t there, and when I asked her what she planted she said, “I actually don’t know, the package just said ‘vegetable.’” I planted sunflowers before the last frost and I didn’t think they would come up but then some tall green things came up where I planted them, but they might be weeds for all I know. 

Garden Update:
Quite an improvement from a month ago! We’ve eaten the radishes (lots of flavor but stubbornly wont grow big, prob because theyre overcrowded as i am an incompetent gardener. also i saw some dank fungus growing in between them. again, probably because theyre too close together) and the lettuce is great (i washed it for like 30 minutes after i noticed a family of dank spiders living on it. note: spiders dont drown as easily as you would think!) We had one cucumber so far which was awesome tasting, and it looks like there are lots more little ones coming up! whoooo. Unseen in this picture is the tall tomato plant that shot up really tall but then decided to die on me. I imagined hiring alan rickman to tell it “you disappoint me.” carrots are… who knows i cant see them. probably the size of rice. oh yeah i had peas and i graciously replanted them in better soil and more light and water but they too decided to give up on the world. squash: dead. eaten from the inside by caterpillars (ewww that sounds so gruesome). wait a minute i just realized i see a lot of butterflies now in that same area… bitches. pumpkin: put it in on a whim even though i doubt ill see anything resembling a pumpkin come up, and it keeps flowering and deflowering randomly. idk. maybe? oh and basil is doing great. its like our best crop.

Garden Update:

Quite an improvement from a month ago! We’ve eaten the radishes (lots of flavor but stubbornly wont grow big, prob because theyre overcrowded as i am an incompetent gardener. also i saw some dank fungus growing in between them. again, probably because theyre too close together) and the lettuce is great (i washed it for like 30 minutes after i noticed a family of dank spiders living on it. note: spiders dont drown as easily as you would think!) We had one cucumber so far which was awesome tasting, and it looks like there are lots more little ones coming up! whoooo. Unseen in this picture is the tall tomato plant that shot up really tall but then decided to die on me. I imagined hiring alan rickman to tell it “you disappoint me.” carrots are… who knows i cant see them. probably the size of rice. oh yeah i had peas and i graciously replanted them in better soil and more light and water but they too decided to give up on the world. squash: dead. eaten from the inside by caterpillars (ewww that sounds so gruesome). wait a minute i just realized i see a lot of butterflies now in that same area… bitches. pumpkin: put it in on a whim even though i doubt ill see anything resembling a pumpkin come up, and it keeps flowering and deflowering randomly. idk. maybe? oh and basil is doing great. its like our best crop.