Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Nabura are pretty nice when in bloom, too.

Next year, we're going to have it grow up and across a trellis. That should look really nice.

Monday, September 20, 2010

From the Garden

We had three ears of corn that came out pretty decent. The rest I left on the stalk too long and they dried out too much. The three were really good, though. Hopefully, better luck next year.

This is Nabura. Naoko loves this. One for the taste and another because each one costs $3 at the local Asian market. She'd picked about 15 already and there's probably about 10-15 more on the vine. Pretty good growing from just four seeds.

Speaking of the vine, it's been growing pretty crazy.

I think next year, the majority of our garden is going to be those Japanese items that are hard to find...and expensive when found.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Garden Pictures From the September Trip North

Maureen and I recently took Wilson to Oregon and stopped along the way home to see David in Medford, and borrowed the Derr's house in Napa to lay our heads for a night. While in Napa we stopped at one of our favorite spots, The French Laundry Garden.

It's always exciting to see what new they have going and figuring we never will eat at the restaurant, viewing the garden is the next best thing. We also like to learn something to help with our gardening.

These are new beds, but constructed in the method of their other beds. We are considering moving to this style instead of the wooden sides.

One of my favorite subjects is compost and I enjoy looking at other piles of rotting vegetation for ideas. Wish I had this much area for out compost. This is a portion of about 250 yards of compost. The Mayacamas Mountains keep watch in the background. John and Ashley could tell you the exact name of this piece I'd bet.

The next project here at the 'Zoo is a greenhouse. This one is way beyond our means, but gave us some ideas. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see 8 foot tall hanging tomato plants.

This is me saying goodbye in the Field of Dreams method of walking into a field. In this case Jerusalem Artichokes.