Friday, February 4, 2011

2010 Photo Finish

I totally dropped the ball on the blog last year.  I hope to do better in 2011.  Here are some pictures from the end of last summer.

The sunflowers were supposed to only get 6' tall.  These got to 10-12'.  The finches loved the seeds once they dried out.

The zucchini went wild once more.  No matter how hard I look, one always seems to remain  hidden and gets to an extreme size.

The corn was a disappointment.  even though the plants look great, they had tons of ants harvesting aphids who were sucking the juice out of the plants.  The corn was not very good.

Above is a complete garden shot from the street.

The flowers along the edge of the garden grew vey well and attracted a ton  of bees and other beneficial insects.

Towering corn...

Big sunflower.  Another bee attracter.  With all the bees, we had no problems with pollination in the vegetable garden.

My goal for 2011 is to remove the grass on the other side of the yard under the fruit trees.  I want to grow a cover crop there in the winter and maybe grow pumpkins there in the summer.  I hope to remove it soon while the ground is still soft.  We harvested some of the best nectarines we have had, some apples and asian pears from the fruit trees last year.  I hope to get a lot more this year.

7 comments:

fer said...

Your garden looks amazing! you have so many different plants growing and those sunflowers are astonishing

ddrueckhammer said...

Thanks Fer.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

That's super-inspiring! We hope to transform our front yard into a tiny urban orchard.

Flowering Pear said...

This is fantastic different plants growing! Your garden looks so beautiful, i am very inspired from your blog..
Thanks for sharing with us..

Alexandrine said...

By now, probably you have many more plants planted. Keep up the good work.

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