|Cosmos and Calendula|
Early March we started inside some Cosmos and Calendula. They germinated after 2 or 3 days and the stouts are now going strong. They survived their first experience outside in the shade for few hours.
2013 - Gardening
- ANNUAL FLOWERS and PLANTS -
|April 18th, 2013|
This year, we grew some annual flowers and eatable plants from seeds (early April) that I started inside the house. Our seeds selection encompassed: Corn (kernels), Cosmos, Marigolds (seeds from last year plants), Morning Glory, Snapdragons, Sunflowers and Tomatoes. From all those seeds, only the morning glory and Marigolds survived the transplant outside. The rest died by too much sun and wind exposure as I tried put the baby plants outside to strengthen them. I will have to rethink what I did for 2014. It was very disappointing to see all the spouts dying one after the other after a month or so.
Here is a list of Annual Flowers to consider for next year: Amaranth, Cosmos, Morning Glory, Lobelia, Nasturtiums, Orange California Poppies, Petunias, Snapdragons, Zinnias
2012 - Gardening
- PUMPKIN TIME -
|Our 2012 Harvest|
I planted 4 or 6 pumpkin seeds mid May and only 2 germinated. Then I transferred them in the dirt of our patio. The seeds are from our Jack-O-Lantern from last year that I purchased at our general grocery store (King Soopers) that I kept and dried.
The pumpkin plants are growing and are very healthy. We have been surprised about how fast the plants have been growing. It is now taking over our patio....
|The blossoms are so pretty in the cool morning.|
|A perfect flower|
|The blossom is tilled up with a tendril.|
|Busy bees working on pollination|
|1st Pumpkin fruit!!!!! July, 28th|
The 2 pumpkin plants were taking too much room on our tiny patio. So, we decided that it was time to trim some growing stems. We cut a lot and ended up removing 1 of the plant, which was actually small, and did not appear to have any fruit growing yet.
The pictures below only represent 1/4 of the plant. I just checked the length of the plant and it is around 17 yards long.
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Since we have discovered our 1st pumpkin, we found another one.... Now, we have 2 nice and healthy looking pumpkins.
The plant is only 3 feet away from the front fence of the house....
I need to take pictures of our 2 pumpkins every Saturday morning.
- Pumpkin Growth Timeline -
|P1: July 28th|
|P2: August 2nd|
No picture.... What was I thinking!
|P1: August 11th|
|P2: August 11th|
|P1: August 18th|
|P2: August 18th|
|P1: August 25|
|P2: August 25|
|P1: September 1st|
|P2: September 1st|
September 8th - No Pictures - Visiting Grandpa and Grandma
|P1: September 15th - Harvesting Day|
|P2: September 15th - Harvesting Day|
- For Flowers
How to Get Started in Rocky Mountain Gardening by Rob Proctor
- Vegetables and Herbs Gardening
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
Homegrown Herbs - A Complete Guide to Growing, Using and Enjoying Mare than 100 Herbs by Tammi Hartung
- For Both Sections
The Gardening Book - A Practical Guide to Creating a Beautiful Garden, from Design and Planting to What to do in Each Season by Peter McHoy