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Jul 16, 2019 19:17:59   #
Susie2016 (a regular here)
 
I thought I'd post this update on my gardening. I have tomato plants in both a raised bed "patch" and also in big pots. I'm also growing green beans. And I have a bunch of flowers on the deck and along our front porch---with petunias, marigolds, coleus, zinnias, and gladiolas. Yesterday I triumphantly picked my first ripe regular tomato (pictured next to the red gladiola). All but one of my tomato plants are the regular kind, but I do have one cherry tomato plant from which I got a few ripe ones already. But most of the regular tomatoes are still green. I'm freezing the green beans as I pick them. I intend for this Thanksgiving's green bean casserole to be made out of my green beans! I'm doing everything organically---no pesticides. Those plants are as tall or taller than I am (5'1") and they're still growing!!! There must be something in our yard that they like because they always do that. We're on a slight incline so perhaps it's the good soil drainage. The Japanese beetles and budworms attacked the petunias recently, costing me a lot of blooms---it was terrible. But after using Neem Oil and Bt (which are organic), they have rallied and re-flowered, per that picture at the top. But I have to pay attention, that's for sure. It's a lot of work, that's for sure.
















 
Jul 16, 2019 19:20:10   #
lizzy dripping
 
wow stunning,love the colours
Jul 16, 2019 19:20:24   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
where do you get the energy????????A wonderful show of plants!!!!
Jul 16, 2019 19:22:02   #
YNotCrochet (a regular here)
 
That is quite a beautiful and healthy garden and worth every bit of work you put into it. Great rewards in both beauty and taste.
Jul 16, 2019 19:25:47   #
NanaG (a regular here)
 
Your garden looks great! I hope you enjoy a bountiful harvest.
Jul 16, 2019 19:45:09   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Luscious and delicious!
 
Jul 16, 2019 19:46:56   #
heidiholly54 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful! We didn't do one this year, it feels very weird & looks very empty. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures!
Jul 16, 2019 19:49:58   #
gail-11
 
Beautiful flowers. Wish all mine looked like that.
Your tomatoes look fantastic. I have mine in larger pots and they don't look that good.
So hot here I don't want to go outside.
You have done a great job. Enjoy.
Jul 16, 2019 20:01:23   #
Julek5p5 (a regular here)
 
Wonderful garden! Your plants are gorgeous!
Jul 16, 2019 20:47:17   #
jtchip (a regular here)
 
Very nice and you are reaping the rewards of your hard work!
Jul 16, 2019 21:09:37   #
mover (a regular here)
 
Lovely garden.zThe hummingbirds will love you.I am growing Scarlett Runners on my 5th floor balcony.So far,so good.I will do more veggies next year.Surprising what you can grow in a small space.I started old fashioned hollyhocks from seed too,and they are ready to transplant.Kerp showing us your labour of Love.Dianne πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ…πŸ₯•πŸŒΆπŸ‰πŸπŸ’
 
Jul 16, 2019 21:48:39   #
Montana Gramma (a regular here)
 
I love the coleus!
Jul 16, 2019 21:52:12   #
sunnydae
 
Everything is so beautiful your flowers are gorgeous Thank you for sharing God Bless and enjoy
Jul 16, 2019 22:19:31   #
Kay Knits (a regular here)
 
You most definitely have a green thumb. Flowers are lovely and your garden is really producing.
Jul 16, 2019 22:45:19   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
I don't know when I've ever seen such a beautiful array! You are quite the gardener.
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