...but whatever. Let's take a little tour of the garden in its current state, shall we?
|The Anise and California Poppies are doing
well. The tall poppies and anise shot up a
good 3-4 inches in the last week! A couple
of the poppies are smaller, and look weak,
but they have little flowers, so who knows?
|The lemon tree was looking droopy and the
leaves were yellowing, which we realized
could be from overwatering. We are letting
it dry out a bit, and it seems to have perked
up a little in the last couple of days.
|The rose bush, which we staked to the wall
during my birthday garden party, is climbing
nicely. See it peek into the office window?
|The little blue button (or whatever) flower
has a couple of little buds!
|Tomato Row, with a giant freaking marigold.
Seriously, that thing has grown so tall and
has yet to falter -- it's like, freakishly strong!
|Spinach is not looking so hot; it's still got
these dry spots, and a couple caterpillar
holes (though I think the caterpillars are
gone, after my spray down rampage).
|Squash is going nuts; it's huge and basically
taking over the middle of the garden (duh).
I counted 3 blossoms and a couple of buds!
happened? After the squirrel stole the 3 berries
that were showing up, it just hasn't looked good.
|Slightly blurry beans. Some yellowing leaves, but otherwise
they look good. It's going to be time to tie them to the
fence soon. How long before we get beans?
|Oh sweet peas. I'm sorry I planted you behind
the tomatoes and the tomatoes grew faster
than you did. I don't know if I can save you.
|Parsley looks good, with a random flower
that popped up in the middle (see the purple
dot?). Tomatoes and basil behind! Nasturtium
popping up through the fence, naturally.
|The rainbow chard is coming back from its
caterpillar disaster, but not as quickly as I'd
like it to. Come back, rainbow chard!
|Garden overview shot. Sunflowers to the right, standing tall.
Note: I took these pictures before watering, so everything looks pretty dry. Any questions about my garden? Advice about the spinach (or anything else)? Let me know! :)