Friday, July 29, 2011

End of July report

The tomato plants are loaded with heavy fruits. Even though they are caged and staked, a couple of them are ready to fall over. They are growing vigorously and are spread out. This season I decided not to prune them like I did last year.

We call this a tomato jungle :)

Pepper plants from last year are yielding. I also bought some new plants.

This year I sowed Okra and Eggplants. Okra plants have started flowering even though the plants are too small. Eggplants are too small, they are growing real slow.

1st Okra:

The apple tree has 3 apples and they are of a decent size.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Canna 'Stuttgart'

These plants has spread quite a bit since last year. They grow up to 9 feet and humming birds love them. I managed to capture a humming bird's visit. I would love to have another variety which has white patterns in the leaves.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harvest Monday - July 25

First an update on tomato plants, they are growing tall and spreading out too. I can see lots of fruits in each plant.

1st harvest of the season:

2nd harvest: tomatoes and peppers

Friday, July 15, 2011


I sowed the seeds in a pot in April and they started coming up in a few days. I transplanted them later and they grew so tall. These plants require full sun and they are a great addition to a garden with a splash of bright colors. So far in my cosmos bed, I see only purple and white flowers. I read that comos flowers attracts butterflies but so far none to be seen :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The Gladiolus plants are putting up a nice show. I planted the corms in intervals and because of that there is a continuous bloom. These plants are so easy to grow and they make lovely cut flowers. Here are some pictures.