Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Few Household Additions

This is a bright yellow bloom on the cucumber plant, growing up the bright red tomato cage. I love fresh veggies, I hope we'll have some to eat by the end of the month.

Another change we made recently was to add this four-foot picket fence across the front of the lot next to us that we purchased in April. This keeps critters out of the garden, and makes it safe for the grandbaby to play away from the street.
I bought four kinds of dwarf okra, and they are coming up now in the square foot garden. Because they are dwarf plants that grow only about two feet tall, I've planted four per square foot. They have blooms on them that look like hibiscus flowers, because they're in that same family of plant, but they bear pods you can cut, deep fry and eat. I have six squares with four in each square planted, and they are coming up now. I'll take photos of the flowers, when they start blooming later.

When it starts to get really hot here, they'll take off growing and get tall. They prefer it hot and dry!
Speaking of hot and dry, now that we have a fence around the entire side lot, we put up a swimming pool to splash around in.

I remember last July when we moved to Central Louisiana, how Hot! Hot! Hot! it was outdoors. This year, I plan to take a dip in the pool to cool off. And of course, I've got some floaty toys and fun things for the grandbaby, so she can go swimming too. Right now the water is a cool 65 degrees F, but give it a couple of sunny, hot days and it will warm right up, I'm sure!

Can you tell I've been busy in the yard and outdoors lately?
It seemed best to get as much of this done as possible early in the spring, before the heat wave hits and makes it hard to hang out in the yard.

I can't wait to get some beans, so I can teach my granddaughter how to snap them. I remember my grandmother teaching me, a long time ago.

Go beans! Bloom ... and grow quickly!


SummersStudio said...

Busy! This really is the best time of year, isn't it? All of that new growth and blossoms. Your garden i coming along so nicely.

TesoriTrovati said...

Spring has finally sprung here. I am looking forward to the warmth and the outdoor time! Enjoy the day, Lynn!