Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dreaming of Summer

There I have said it! I am dreaming of summer. We worked in the garden this weekend. It was lovely. The air was perfect and cool and we had a nice ocean breeze. I wanted to stay outside all day. June will be on the calendar. I do love turning the page to a new month. April and May were so jam packed. I hope June slows down just a bit. Before I show you pictures of my garden I have to show you some pictures we got on the game cam the other night.

It is either a fox or a coyote. Where we have the camera set up now, its a freeway at night. We have also been picking up shapes that could be maybe owls or night hawks. So many really interesting things to see at night.

Okay now for my garden pictures.

Here is the long view of the garden. I have planted sunflowers between the trees and here at the end of the garden. So I can have the feeling of a secret garden.

I had to show you my zinnias! We planted them on Saturday. These were seeds I meant to plant last year, so I really didn't know if they would grow, and when we went out last night they were already up.

This is my whole zinnia bed.  I thought it might be nice to break up the green from cucumbers and pumpkins.

My tomatoes are growing like crazy.

The one good thing about hot weather is that tomatoes just love it.

The plums and apricots are just so pretty this time of year.

This is Ron's pepper garden. This next weekend, Ron is going to have two dump truck loads of mulch/bark
delivered so we can put it between the plants and hopefully it will keep the moisture in as well as deter weeds. I am going to put in one more bed of zinnias, and plant some more sunflowers and plant some dill.
I keep thinking of more things to plant. My back flowerbed is pretty much turning into a herb bed.

I will show those next post.

I love spending my days working in the garden.
 Have a wonderful Wednesday.


 Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Julia said...

Your garden is big or it appears to be. It's always difficult to have a perspective on the size from photos.

I'm amazed at the size of your tomato plants.
Beautiful fruit trees. I hope the birds leaves then alone.

I think that long skinny legged creature with magnificent fluffy tail is a fox. He's probably after your chickens. I hope they are well fenced in. A fox got all my neighbour's chicken last year.

Have a great day Kim.
Hugs & smiles.

Debbie said...

I love you garden Kim, it's a "real" garden, not like mine. I started my little garden inside, and this past weekend, I moved it outdoors, everything seems so small and late - I hope it grows well!!

I don't like the summer heat, but the other three seasons delight me!!

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh, I'm so glad you showed all these wide views of the various parts of your garden. It will be amazing to see how things grow in the next month or two - maybe on the last day of June, and the last day of July, you could take the same shots? I think it's thrilling, this healthy beginning!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your gardens are amazing ~ and big!!!
My son was just telling me last night at his job site in Beverly Hills, a coyote has set of the alarm in the middle of the night. I hope your chickens are safe.
Hugs ☺️☺️☺️

Gumbo Lily said...

I like your watering system. Do you have your own well? I drag garden hose everywhere. Not fun, but I'm thankful I don't have to pack buckets of water from the stock pond like my ancestors did!!

My tomatoes are tiny starts. It's still not very warm here yet.

Latane Barton said...

Wow, Kim, you have such a garden that anyone would envy. I can't wait to see it as it grows and grows. Keep the photos coming.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your fruit trees look amazing. Wow, lucky you !
There is so much satisfaction in working in a garden !
A slower, patient life.
Bring on June !

Empty Nester said...

I hope you give us weekly updates so we can watch your garden grow! It's lovely! Those plums and apricots are beautiful! I was wondering if your visitor was a fox but then I thought it was too big. Then again, I have no idea about different species of foxes so... :)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

So many wonderful growing things! I envy you that luscious tree-ripened fruit - yum.

Kessie said...

It looks like a young red fox to me! Coyotes are a lot bigger. They're bigger than Sasha, even. I love your garden! I've been dreaming of gardens something fierce, and I notice potted plants appearing on balconies around here. It must be the time of year. :-D

Pom Pom said...

Fox! Is that good or bad?
My zinnias took longer. I think they need more water.
Your growing ground is HUGE! Yay for you guys❤️

Alica said...

You always have such beautiful gardens, Kim! Your tomatoes are huge!! Zinnias are such cheery flowers, aren't they? I planted a long row at the edge of my garden this year, to add some color.

Alica said...

I wasn't done! :) I would so love to have fresh fruit right outside my door. That would be like a dream for our family. I bet it's a lot of work, though.