Category: gardening

tango-mango: Carrots from the garden – it’s l…

tango-mango:

Carrots from the garden – it’s like digging for buried treasure!

herb & fruit containers.

herb & fruit containers.

I transplanted the Feverfew into the dirt beca…

I transplanted the Feverfew into the dirt because they had outgrown their spot in the raised bed, and protected them with gopher cages. The rodents were *pissed.* 🤣

These are in full flower now, and while we’ve had a lot of burrowing activity, I’m happy to report both plants are still standing.

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Hello From the Void

We’ve had a bit of a rough year over here at tggardens, about half of what I’ve raised from seed and transplanted outside has been eaten by some sort of bird or squirrel. :/ Between that and going back to volunteering at a Renaissance Faire for several weekends I haven’t really been doing the best at defending my crops, and it’s been a bit disappointing. We have plans to erect physical barriers to block the wildlife, but that is going to take both time and money that need to go elsewhere for the next couple of weeks. This blog is not dead, and I will work on getting some pictures up in the next few days of what hasn’t been eaten yet, but the big kicker was that those gorgeous cucumber vines were eaten down to the nub *the next day after I planted them and took the pictures.* Disappointing.

On the other hand, this has primarily been a place for pictures of plants, and I doubt anyone is “getting attached” to the plants in the same way I am. We have a relatively mild climate for our area despite a weird year (which seems to be hitting everyone across the US, and probably the rest of the world as well). It might be July, but there’s plenty of time to start seeds going into autumn. Half the point of gardening is trying again when things don’t quite go our way. And half the reason I garden is to bring birds and other wildlife into the yard so we can look at them, so I can’t really begrudge them the nibbles they’ve been taking.

Anywho, we will begin again. And again. And again. Wish us luck!

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Me: *goes away for 2 days, comes back to 95+ temperatures*

Succulents: oh hey! we’re a little tired and would like a sip of something but no rush take ur time have a snack we love you

Other plants: why do you do this to us mamá all we have known is drought and sadness our petals have abandoned us our leaves have withered and also fuck you

seed-grown violas. all of them grew, and all o…

seed-grown violas. all of them grew, and all of them are now blooming! 🤗🍃

I went away for a few days and came back to th…

I went away for a few days and came back to these guys being fuckin enormous? it must be all the rain ☔️

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this weekend’s gardening mood is almost dying when a hummingbird flies by your head, startling the fuck out of you while you’re balanced on a ledge trying to cut back some dusty millers and almost falling into some rose bushes.

Good morning, blueberries! 🔵🍃

Good morning, blueberries! 🔵🍃

🍵 chamomile seedlings.

🍵 chamomile seedlings.