I know I keep saying that the weeks are going by super fast, but really, they are! :( Super fast.
I can’t believe Christmas is like 5 weeks away! Holy moly.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from this week! Yes, you will see Mr. Courgette because I just can’t get over how amazing courgette plants are. I heart him.
This is the first rose from the mystery rose bushes out back to have bloomed. It looks like the larger bush is going to be all white! Very pretty against the dark stain on the fence :) The only (maybe) bad thing is that there’s an elderberry bush right beside this one and they’re growing up together in a very tall manner! I had to push some elderberry branches out of the way to get this pic. I’m looking forward to making some elderberry jelly (or something), though!
I haven’t featured this guy in a few weeks. Check out how many leaves he has now! He’s a very happy little tree. I am aware I sound like Bob Ross here. I’m ok with that.
Courgette!! Two more female flowers opened up yesterday. Sadly no male flowers are open at the moment, though, so I’m not sure if these girls will be properly pollinated. : / The first little courgette is really growing! I think I’ll pick it in a few days.
These are the herbs that I’ve put in the second raised bed, where they may be safer from the snails. Am I wrong to worry about my oregano not standing up straight? It seems to be too tall now, and wants to be a creeping plant. You can see my thyme peeking out from one of the lettuces, and sage and Italian parsley on the right.
I can’t get over how fluffy my nemophilia-filled tire planters have gotten! Compare this pic with one from a few weeks ago, here. Pretty impressive! I just love the color they add to the porch, too. I can’t wait for them to start putting out flowers.
I love staring at them. They’re slightly hypnotic.
Just an FYI — I’m headed out of town for a couple of days (let’s hope Ben does a good job at keeping everyone alive again) and may or may not schedule posts this time — I might gracefully bow out of NaBloPoMo this month. Not sure yet!
If I do keep posting everyday, are there certain topics you would like to know more about? Any gardening problems or questions (for new gardeners) that I can research for you? Let me know! :)