Thursday, June 14, 2018

Early June Gardening and Dixie - update

Here is our newest addition to our garden!
A beautiful Rhododendron.
It is Peter's gift for our 31. Anniversary.
It should be hardy enough since the stock comes from Haaga in Finnland.
Hence the name: "Haaga"
How it "glows" in the sunshine.
Not much to look at in my vegetable garden. May was too cold and nothing really 
grew. I always get fooled into starting too early when the weather
turns warm, but it never pays off planting before
June 10 in this part of the country.

 In the front there are several sorts of beans and (not yet) corn.
Rear left is peas and carrots.
Top right is planted with kale, cabbage, lettuce and radishes and 
lower right: tomatoes and more lettuce.
The green covered area in the back is a patch with potatoes.
 The tender ones still get covered up against the cool nights.

An impression from one of the hiking paths here in the area. 
A quiet little pond tucked in the deep woods.
 About 60 years ago kids used to go skating on this pond and even further down
in history it supplied ice for summertime use, 
stored in a nearby ice house.

June 10 - Dixie is 10 month old.
A big change from 4 month and 10 pounds 
 to 10 month and 61 pounds.
"I remember you from last fall!" she seems to say
Visiting with Debrorah and Ken and their poodle girls
"Summer" and "Rosie"