Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This weeks gardening update...

I picked up a couple of lovely full size and blooming foxgloves at the local Feed Store this past week...For now I have them still in the pots they came in but placed where I would like them to be planted...So far they seem to be liking with the garden Angel who greets those coming thru the front gate....

The Forget-me-not is blooming...I am so pleased as it is one of my favorite cottage type flowers and reminds me of my childhood home...

This watermelon bloom is for a very dear blogging friend...it resides on a volunteer watermelon vine next to my front porch...this lady is so sweet and always blesses me with her encouraging comments and friendship, whenever I now see a watermelon bloom I am reminded to be a better person to all I meet in life and online...Thank you Pat for being you *hugs*

I was so excited to be able to create my first bouquet of cut flowers...They made a great last minute gift for our neighbors 61st wedding anniversary :)

This is another one of our "confused" barn cats...Does that look like a barn in the back ground...no it is a nice soft comfory couch in our living room...This is GINGER, she is a Manx as you can tell by her lack of tail...She is also very naughty and daddy's baby...

And finally the veggies in the melon field...Look at the size of the corn, it is taller than hubby...The tomatoes will fill your hand and are just starting to turn yellow...not long now...Bottom left is a baby cantaloupe...mmmm can't wait for these babies to be ready to eat...and lastly, the cucumbers are coming in now...I picked one on Monday and the one pictured did not look ready, well today it was 14inches long...and there are a few about 7 inches that will need to be picked in the next day or so...

I have much to get done in the yard but with the weather getting into the 90's now it is not quite as pleasant as it was a couple of weeks ago...Might be time to switch my focus back indoors for a little bit while we wait for the harvest to start...And then my adventure into learning canning will begin lol.

Blessings Kelsie

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15 comments:

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Oh my goodnes! Your flowers are beautiful! With all that produce you will be an expert canner in a couple of months!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Well, well, you just had to show me up didn't ya? LOL, I posted some of hubbies garden pics the other day, and we are not nearly as far along as ya'll. Cucumbers, OMG, I could eat my weight in them, well, I do eat my weight in them. Do you make pickles. Hubby loves sweet pickles, and I have a wonderful, but very easy recipe if you'd like it. Your fresh cut flowers are beautiful!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

My goodness! Beautiful bouquets and wonderful vegetable...you have been very busy. It all looks super.

Darla said...

Your Foxglove is so pretty, I love them too. Forget me Nots pop up all over the gardens here and I just let them be. Love seeing the veggies growing. It is darn hot here too!! We need some rain....you are going to enjoy canning.

Karen said...

Wow, your garden is amazing! The corn and the melons, everything is huge. We are still waiting for leaves to appear on the trees. Your tomatoes are going to be a bumper crop for canning.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the arrangement. Lucky you. The foxglove is beautiful and lucky you again. I've not seen a foxglove plant in a store -maybe never. I want one so bad. The veggies are looking so good. I bet your melons are so good - juicy and sweet.

stefanie said...

gorgeous photos, I still LOVE your header!!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Kelsie! i'm loving your foxglove!!! Thanks for linking your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's - so fun this garden party keeps growing every week! xoox, tracie

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

With all that produce you will be an expert canner by the end of summer. Your flowers and garden are beautiful!

Shirley said...

Your garden is coming along marvellously! We're at least two months behind you, as far as the season goes. We should be starting to plant our gardens in a couple weeks! That's Alberta.

The Gardening Life

Mel Cole said...

Wow, you got melons already. How nice. Those foxgloves are gorgeous. Hope to see you in my Fertilizer Friday post here.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi Kelsie!
your gardens and flowers are a refreshing sight! We are still in the cool 50's here in New England...and I'm chomping at the bit to get my veggies in! Thanks so much for sharing your post on Farmgirl Friday today!
See you next week!
Deb

KK said...

i just swoon over forget-me-nots. the blue is so vibrant. I enjoyed your post.

Paula said...

Oh My GOodness! your flowers are lovely and your veggies make me want some! We don't plant our warm weather crops till Mem Day because of freezes. They look wonderful! Paula in Idaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Faye Henry said...

Beautiful plants and flowers.. Your corn is amazing.. We have not planted hardly anything yet.. You must be able to plant twice..smile.
Blessings..