Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Friday, July 24, 2009

Garden Report

baby sparrow
Baby Sparrow
July 19, 2009

We continue to see below average temperatures with above average rainfall. On rainy days garden planning continues indoors where I'm working on the final design for the vegetable garden. I've been doing a bit of research on fruit trees, grapes and chickens all of which we hope to have incorporated into the garden by next spring. Over the next few months there will be a lot of changes in that zone.

Outside we continue to enjoy a wide variety of garden visitors including this baby sparrow that still can't fly too well. If we ever get a couple of days of warm, sunny weather I should have a lot of tomatoes. Still given the rain, I don't mind waiting as long as the tomatoes don't split. The salad greens are doing remarkably well. The peas are up as well. The herbs are also growing nicely. All in all despite a late start I am quite pleased with the progress in the two raised garden beds.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
©2006-2009


7 comments:

  1. We can find a lot of sparrows here in our gardens. I love to hear their chirpping. Dainty, gentle little creatures.

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  2. Cute picture of the sparrow. I've had a steady stream of them nesting in our garden. Looks like the last fledgings of the season are hatching in one of our bird houses. -Jackie

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  3. Oh wow I was passing by from Adgitize... and saw your blog I totally love your design! And thanks for the earthday reminder ;-)

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  4. Hi Autumn Bell, sparrows are indeed gentle little creatures :)

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  5. Hi Jackie, I love watching the many nesting birds. The fledgings are just so cute!

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  6. Hi Daisy, thanks for visiting through Adgitize. I'm so glad you like my design :) The background is a picture of one of our relatives farm. It's a gorgeous area!

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  7. This is a fantastic site and it shows a lot of creativity. Keep up the good work and I will check on you later.
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