Two Days of Yardening in Row May 30

As you know I got a bit side tracked in my plans yesterday. I was able to get those plans finished today.
I started the morning by planting gladiolus bulbs in the corner of the deck bed. The box of wildflower mix I sprinkled on the south side of the deck is doing well and sprouting like crazy. The moonflower behind Ricky Racoon is still alive. I did not plant anything on the west side of the deck as last year’s flowers self seeded and are starting to sprout. I cut Cleo back and she is doing well now too.

I then moved over to the south bed by the back steps. I planted a row of gladiolus behind the decorative stick between the two deer skulls. I had an assistant today. The neighbor’s little black kitty came to help or maybe she just wanted some petting. I was happy to oblige. I sprinkled a box of marigolds on top when the gladiolus were all planted.

With her assistance this bed was planted in no time at all.

I moved around the corner to the west end of the house bed. The kitty helped a wee bit with this bed then she ran off to do regular kitty stuff. I planted a row of gladiolus about four inches from the house the full length of the bed. I then sprinkled the top with the two boxes of impatiens. That completes the planting of the flowers. Now it is just wait and see what comes up.

I still have the pepper seedlings to transplant outside, but they need to get one or two more leaves before I do that.

The mini rose-bush is doing excellent, so much so that he had to be repotted into a bigger pot this morning. I also added a shish kabob stick to help hold up that big beautiful flower. He now has 3 more buds waiting to blossom.

I Was Having Photo Withdrawals!

I could not stand it any more. I have seen so many photos I wanted to take and share with all of you. I finally asked my son if I could borrow his camera for a couple of days. He has a camera very similar to mine, his model is the Canon PowerShot A2300 HD  with 5x optical zoom and 16.0 Mega Pixels.  He also got his 4 years ago. He doesn’t use it as often as I did. The link is to the Amazon page. He nor I paid these crazy prices 4 years ago. Both of our cameras were priced around $120.00 dollars brand new through Amazon. Now they are only available through other sellers on Amazon at these hyped up prices.

We were at Walmart last Tuesday looking at cameras. They had this new model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 (Silver) with 20.0 MP CCD Sensor and 8x Optical Zoom for $119.00 Which is what I paid for my old camera. It is also available on Amazon for the same price.  So maybe he will get it for me for my birthday in October. 😀 Ok, enough yammer about cameras, I will get on with the photos I wanted to share with you.

First up is this photo of my first gladiolus bloom!

I am so excited that they have finally started to bloom.

So far though only three of them have canes.

You can see one of the other canes just to the left of this one.

The other one is around the corner of the deck.

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I am also very happy with how my mixed orange yellow marigolds have taken off.

Look at those big beautiful blooms and the bushy plants!


The tomatoes are ripening now.

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And the peppers are bushy and healthy.

I have picked one green pepper which I used in a stir fry.

Many more on the way.

I Might Have Transplanted a Peck of Peppers!

Well I got outside and got busy this morning somewhere after 8:00. I first did the mounding for the 6 new squash hill holes that David had dug yesterday. Then I gathered up a little garden shovel, my gloves, and the wheelbarrow in front of the deck stairs. I went inside and collected the peppers that needed transplanted and placed them in the wheelbarrow. Then I pushed it around back to the spot David had prepared for me.

The Pepper Spot

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The Pepper Plants

The large pepper plants in a row of five. Coffee cans placed around them for protection. Close up of one inside the coffee can.

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I got these 15 plants transplanted then came in for a break. It was 9:40 am when I came in. Good progress was made in that hour and a half. The larger plants and the ones in the coffee cans I am not sure which pepper they are. I kinda mixed them around when they were growing inside. The smaller ones are definitely green peppers.

After my break I planted 8 more plants that I knew were green peppers next to where I planted the first 15. These were all just tiny. The just barely had their first set of leaves that were not their sprouting leaves. So they are close to the ground, now so if the wind continues to blow,(yes the wind was a blowin’ while I was a plantin’) they should be ok and not get whipped around. I then moved to the other end of the pepper spot and transplanted the signature sweet peppers that I started from seed from actual peppers. These guys took forever to sprout. They also just barely had their first set of leaves. I planted 8 of them. The arrow in the first photo is pointing to a tiny pepper plant there are 4 in each of the two rows.

I finished and put all my tools away and came in to get breakfast for David and do some house work.