Sunday, August 05, 2018

Garden Today


If you have rocks, stack them!
...and other 2018 new garden views.

Flashback Sunflower


Trying out a blog post from phone.  Do you blog by phone  successfully ?  This really isn’t working well right now!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

New Garden Beds


These 2018 garden beds are in the old pumpkin patch adjacent to the main garden. Later this year, we may add similar beds in the area that had been the main garden in the past. 

I am really liking having the defined edges and the ability to level the soil within the bed.  Lots and lots of rocks have come out of the four beds!  They are all planted now, except one corner which will get sunflower seeds planted soon.



2018 Vegetables & Friends List


Finally, a garden again and four new garden boxes for it.

Neighbors gifted these gourd and pumpkin seedlings which motivated me to grow again:
Pumpkin - Rouge Vif d'Etampes
Pumpkin - small decorative
Gourd 1 - yellow w/green & orange stripes
Gourd 2 - orange knobby
Gourd 3 - yellow with orange stripes, hooked neck
Gourd 5 - small orange round pumpkin

Other additions:
Butternut squash (82 days)
Swiss Chard - Bright Lights
Lettuce- Bibb Butterhead
Lettuce - Red Sails
Tomato - Cupid Grape   69-80 days
Zucchini
Radish -   (seeds)
Radish -   (seeds)

Flowers:
Marigold Durango Bolero
Salvia Strata blue
Salvia Lady in Red
Marigold seeds
Sunflower seeds
Cosmos seeds
Calendula seeds

Herbs:
Chives
Purpurescens Sage (prune to 6" in early spring) fragrant and cooking


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blooms and Storms

Cherry trees, today, in between the crazy wind and rain:
 

Traveling Rhubarb

The rhubarb has moved from the garden to the hedgerow!  I cannot blame it, considering the state of the garden spot.   A little progress was made last weekend, between rains, so there is hope for garden re-invention.
 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Garden model

I found the model for my garden.  Mountains and all!



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Baby Frog Season

The little frogs are climbing out of the water and enjoying the sun.  Others are still at the swimming stage.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kansas Capital Visit

We fit in a visit to the state capital building. My Mother wasn't sure she had been inside before.   
 

 
The dome...
 
The foundation and basement... 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wichita Art Museum - Prairielike

Along with the paintings and other art, this Prairie installation at the Wichita Art Museum was more of an audio experience.   It has speakers at the tops of those vertical wires.  They emit different clicks and sounds at different intervals.  The wires also move a little due to small motors at their base. 
 
Overall, it sounds like the insects, rain and grasses moving in the breeze on the prairie!
 

Liza Lou's Gather (one million).  Made with 9 million beads on 1 million wires, arranges in mini wheat shocks.