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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A step outside

Went outside for a bit and then it started raining.  What is with this stuff?  It's never ending.  It was 4 o'clock and I was bitten like crazy by mosquitoes.   The grass can grow all it wants and the weeds can take over.  I am beginning to lose interest in any lawn care or plantings with this weather. 
The few minutes I was out I did pick my first cuke from my bush cucumber that is growing into  a vine instead.   Yes, it's seems like it wants to  be a vine.

found a cuke 

Romaine lettuce is just going crazy in this pot.

One of the 5 moon-flower seeds I planted and they love this weather.
I will let it run on the fence.  The flowers open in the evening and smell so sweet

Tree hydrangea I purchased in 2017 as a root with a little green sprouting has decided it will out grow the pot.  I have already pulled two extra shoots from this and they are growing also.

This is all I could stand to be outside and get a glimpse of today.  Maybe tomorrow.  Beginning to doubt it though.  
Wishing everyone lots and lots of sunshine.

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10 comments:

  1. Betsy, the rain is eluding us! But the mosquitoes have not. We cleaned out all 4 bird baths today as they had mosquito larva in them! I love that you are growing cucumbers in a pot--so neat you have one already. And your romaine looks wonderful. I wish I had done that considering all the scare about the romaine in the groceries. I love moon flowers as they are so lovely climbing on the fence. I hope you will share a blossom or two when they begin to bloom. ♥

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen. I hope they will be pretty on the fence. I used to grow them in a pot near the boxwood and let them mingle in that. They are so sweet smelling. You can still plant lettuce. I plant it all season and have grown it inside in a sunny window. I am scared of the stuff at the store.
      Good to keep the bird baths clear of water, these mosquitoes are just plain awful.
      betsy

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  2. The garden is taking beautiful shape.. love it.. I love the little cucumber..

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    1. Krishna that little cucumber was so good.

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  3. The yard work never ends does it?

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    1. you are so right. no end in sight here at my home

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  4. We had some really HOT days in May, more like summer months. Then we had some cooler days that were great. We have had a lot of rain but the heat is what really gets me. The BLOOD SUCKERS have just started showing off but then I had one get hold of me and I ended up with several bites. Your plants are looking great! The moon flowers are beautiful but can get so out of control. I had one that started growing under the deck and was heading to the door under the crawl space! I had visions of a flower taking over under my home. haha

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    1. I have grown them in the past and never had any problem with them taking over. They always ran no farther than about 8 feet.

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  5. We have had 7 inches of rain in almost 3 weeks!! And now more is coming!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. Cukes already? Wow!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/05/check-our-catbirds.html

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