Friday, July 30, 2010


I have 2 Zucchini and 1 yellow squash plants. Only one Zucchini plant is doing good. It flowers well but because of non-pollination, not a good amount of zucchinis. I have got 4 so far that too hand pillinated ones. And moreover both the male and female flowers are not opening at the same time. The plant is huge with lovely bright yellow flowers. I am not going to plant these next year, time for experimenting with some other veggies.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brandywine heirloom tomato plant

Oh Boy! This plant is about 4 feet tall and has lot of flowers but has only one fruit. The beautiful flowers are dropping :( I like how this plant is so much different from the hybrid ones. Thanks to my boss, he gave me the sapling.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Apple and Citrus Trees

We have a Golden Dorsett Semi Dwarf Apple tree and a Dwarf Velencia Orange tree. We bought the apple tree as a bare root from Home Depot in January. That's the good time for purchasing bare root trees on sale. We planted it and it started sprouting leaves.  That's about, didn't do anything at all. I am convincing myself that it is establishing roots. Here is a pic:

We bought the Orange tree on Mothers day. We transplanted it on the ground and for a couple of months nothing happened. Even the small fruits dropped due to shock I guess. Now I see some new leaves sprouting.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tomato Harvest and more Dahlias

Kids were very excited to pick the tomatoes and take pics. This Dahlia plant has 3 flowers so far and more buds coming up. Rest of the plants are still small.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Zinnias and Snapdragons

These have grown well since I planted them on the ground. Love the colors, especially Zinnias. The layers of petals that make up the flower, it's nature's magic. Makes me so happy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I have about 8 tomato plants, only one is heirloom variety. I am yet to see fruit on this. Most of the tomatoes are pretty small. Roma tomato plant is not doing that well. The heirloom tomato plant is growing well and it has such distinct large leaves. I planted marigolds in front of tomato plants to deter aphids. I also sprayed chili pepper, garlic spray and there is no more aphid problem. Hoping to get some harvest soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I planted some Dahlia tubers back in March and it took a long time for them to grow. A couple of them rotted due to over watering. Look at the Dinner Plate Dahlia that started blooming 3 days ago. It's so beautiful. It is a surprise variety because I had thrown away the package and I didn't know what it was. I googled and found out that it's 'Mystery Day'.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Honey Suckle Vine

I bought this vine a month ago from a local nursery, transplanted it in the ground, it looked like it was in a shock. A few days ago, I noticed some new sprouts, Hooray!!! Hopefully it will survive and grow well.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia

One of my favorite flowers! I got a couple of them from Home Depot, they seemed to be slow in the beginning. They even looked like they had leaf rot due to over watering. Now they seem to be thriving well. I absolutely love them. I also bought a purple coneflower plant, yet to put it in the ground.
These are the dwarf variety.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pepper and Corn

One of my bell pepper plants has some flowers finally! The tassels  and silks are out on my corn plants and hopefully we will get some good corn. Here are some pictures.