Friday, July 9, 2010

A new Witch and quirks in my garden...

I have always planted corn in my garden. Every year I get to cook about 6 pieces and the squirrels destroy the rest of it, then I am stuck with disposing of the stalks and by that time it is 95 degrees. This year I have 5 (five) stalks of corn just so I can say I have corn in my garden. The battle is on but I have never yet won against the squirrels.

At the base of the corn, I planted some Jacob's cattle beans that Barb picked up for me at a craft show. They are new to me.

I think stakes from Lowes are kinda boring so I use whatever comes along. I have fences made from sticks too. These are McCauslen green beans.


ONE giant beet is in my garden. I love to plant Bull's Blood beets but last year they went begging and were left over in the spring for me to dispose of. I can only eat so many of them. I won't eat this one, it is for decoration.
A pumpkin...I don't have a clue as to what kind. It is growing straight up through the tomato cage. Very strange.
Yes, I know, it's too early for Halloween, but PJ found some great fabrics for me to use. Some of them are actually made in USA! This gal is made from a pattern by Rustic Raggedys. I went online to see if she is still making patterns, but I didn't find her anywhere. I changed it some, because I couldn't get the apron right. The apron has a pumpkin head bib but I gave up on it. If you have news of Rustic Raggedys, please drop me a line.

If you needed it, I hope you got a good rain like we did. It makes the garden grow.
Happy Friday to my friends!

11 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Peggy Sweetie...
Oh My Gosh what a beautiful garden you have. I love it that you have 1 of this and 5 of that. Just the right size of garden for me to handle.

Living in Phoenix, DH won't let me have a vegetable garden, as he said it would cost more to water it, than to buy the veggies at the market. I miss digging in the dirt though. It isn't just about the veggies, it's about being one with nature and the earth in your hands.

Your pumpkin plant looks so beautiful. I can't wait to see the pumpkin/s that you get from it. Keep me posted please.

Have a beautiful Friday. They are calling for rain here in Phoenix, but so far no rain. (I usually get a dozen drops at my house.)

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is raining big time here right now. I'm in my camper as it was too wet to even sit on the deck with the awning overhead. Hope the sun returns to us later for our cook out tonight. I've seen lots of stuff for Halloween and fall in the craft stores already. It's time to start making all those things. It seems decorating for fall is very popular.

P.J. said...

I love your raggedy witch! How do you think she would like to live in Waltz? Oh, and where's the okra?

Kynda said...

I feel like I just had a personalized garden tour. I miss you! love love

Small House said...

Your garden is just a treat!!! It's a garden you could pull up a chair with Fresca on ice, and relax.

Of course, you know I love the witch. Everything you make is adorable.

The squirrel problem struck me funny. We just don't have that problem. Our problem is the raccoons and skunks. They pull the entire corn stock down and destroy everything. HOWEVER....I've heard if you put a radio in your garden and turn it on, the little critters will stay out. I've thought about trying this but never have.

Have a great weekend.
Sandra

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi, so good to see your pretty things growing and I just love your witch! I try to grow corn every year, and although we do not have squirrels as you do, the worms get the first part and then the birds get the rest. It is so frustrating! Hope you get to enjoy what you can! blessings,Kathleen

Prims and Annies said...

I love your witch doll - it inspires me to pull out all my Halloween fabric. I enjoyed your garden pictures so much. We live in South Georgia and my husband planted pumpkins last year...we had 20 feet of vines and 4 pumpkins, it was fun. We planted 20 tomato plants (Homestead and Reutger)..I see that the varieties could possibly be different in areas.We have picked 148 pounds so far. I freeze them to cook with. I would love to see pictures in the fall of your pumpkins. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Laura Lynn said...

What a beautiful garden. I haven't tended to mine like I should have this year - I better go do it now!
Thanks for the inspiration!

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