On my way to Hot Springs for the Fourth, I stopped at the garden to check on the progress. To my delight, there were cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, and watermelons. Dad and I tasted the green beans raw, and we decided they were not ready to be picked Upon a more recent visit, this zucchini… Continue reading Vegetables are Coming!
On the 27th of June, I stayed at Dad’s and tended the garden after the heat of the day had passed. I noticed the size of the onion shoots, and I suggested dad and I pick one to taste it and see its size. I pulled it and… Didn’t I put in larger onion bits in… Continue reading Testing the Waters
I awoke last Friday (the 17th) with a head heavy with allergies. I made my way to my Dad’s garden, and I did what I could. Since then, my summer cold has passed, so I will be able to work more in the garden when I visit tomorrow. This week’s post is late, but it… Continue reading Blooms!
Yesterday, I visited Dad and the garden. It was sweltering hot, but it was my only free day this week. To my delight, the plants had spread out significantly when compared to last week. Most impressive, the green beans sprawled out further than even a week ago; many plants had multiple leaves bigger than my… Continue reading Trellises & Garlic
Friday, I called Dad to ask about the garden and to see if I could bring Peter over for dinner on Saturday. He said the garden was growing every day and we could come over for dinner, of course. Saturday rolled around, and Peter and I went to Dad’s house. Since it had rained for… Continue reading Ashley’s Happy Square
Why did I dress up as a “conservation bee” for Halloween? The bees are dying, and we need to protect them. Bees are important. According to “Conservation Work for Honey Bees,” a page on the USDA’s site for Natural ResourcesConservation Service, honey bees are responsible for pollinating 130 fruits and vegetables and $15 billion worth of… Continue reading Save the Bees!
I visited Dad yesterday, and before we started the first of our many croquet games, I tended the garden. When I approached it, I noticed that there were large leaf plumes in the back. Excitedly, I entered the garden. As I got closer, I discovered that the broad leaves I saw belonged to the green… Continue reading Broad Leaves and Tall Shoots