Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Garden Dissapointment

Garden Dissapointment

Maybe I should be de-throwned - take away my goddess-hood - my garden looks awful!  This is the time of year - as we lead into summer - when plants begin to slow down, tomatoes stop flowering and the garden looks sad - pitiful.

I also have a few dead Bachelor Button plants in the garden becuase they are shading the peppers and cucumbers. And I laid down alfalfa hay as a mulch - so it's just not as pretty as the winter/spring garden.

It is also the fact that I have a hard time pulling anything out of the garden.  I let the hollyhocks, bachelors buttons, and mexican hats grow full term and go to seed - (ALMOST - I pulled them earlier this year so they wouldn't re-seed this time) that I do not have room for the next season's plants or seeds early enough in the year.

So I PROMISE that I will become better at planning on paper and with a calendar so I can grow more food and keep the flowers to their own space so I may keep the honorary title of Garden Goddess and I will be equally PROUD of my summer garden as I am of my wionter garden!

What are you growoing in your garden this summer and how are you protecting it from the sun?

Safe Sunning!
The Garden Goddess
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4 comments:

jdoyle said...

Come on up and look at my "garden"! You'll feel ever so much better about yours! Besides, we can only imagine all the goodness that lies underneath the mulch that will spring up to beauty in November!

兆以 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。..................................................................

Vynnie the Gardener said...

Be proud - you're still calling it a Garden (and not a yard)! You can hang out at my garden for the summer while yours recovers (I'm overrun with tomatoes!). Just think, your soil is getting some good rest for fall.

Garden Goddess said...

Thanks Jane - I think I will plant some amaranth and zinnias to fill the spaces!

Vinnie - when is the canning party??

and the person who also commented, I am sorry but I can't read your post. It doesn't come through as english, just symbols!

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