Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some one is enjoying the pumpkin...

Flowers in snow...

Surprised to see this black eyed susan is in bloom in snow and the rose bud has been waiting from a long time to bloom but the weather has not allowed it to come out....
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Its Winter...

"Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow" ....winter is on us and we already had 2 snow stroms, this picture is from the first week of Dec.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bulbs shooting out...

Its late fall and I see that some of the bulbs planted in pots to bloom next spring are showing some growth. I am guessing November wamer weather has triggered/tricked them to grow green. I hope they stop growing and come out when they need to. By the way, I have this pot with already forced bulbs which usually are not usable.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Last day of October

We got a beautiful day with perfect weather and we didn't miss a chance to get out and check out some foliage.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Coleus Cuttings

Took some cuttings from my coleus plant. Plan is to save some indoors for winter and take them outdoors next spring.

Spring Plant Container

This is going to my office...

Last bunch of Chard for the year

Garlic Bulbs in ground

Overwintering some plants

Today, I cleaned up my vegetable bed and put my herbs and Spotted Deadnettle for overwintering. I will get them back into containers next spring.

Rake, Rake, Rake

Rake, Rake, Rake the leaves.... Today's weather was so perfect for a fall morning walk and to rake the leaves. I piled some leaves and my daughter simply loved jumping in the pile ...


Colorful trees in Fall...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!

Its been a year, I started blogging about things going around in Garden and Beyond. Happy Anniversary and Happy Fall!!!
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Snow in Fall

With colorful foliage all around we got to see the snow too last week. I couldn't capture a better picture, but the view was so beautiful with white snow falling on colorful trees.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin and Raspberry picking

Its fall and along with mums, time for slightly cooler weather, apples, pumpkins and Foliage in new england. Last weekend we went to a farm for apple picking and ended up getting Raspberries and Pumpkins and enjoyed a hay ride along with my daughter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time for Mums

Its the beginning of fall and here come home the mums...

Fall Bulb Ritual Preparations

I paid a visit to my local garden center but couldn't resist myself from bringing home bulbs. I picked few tulip bulbs and few hyacinths. Along with them picked Alliums too after getting an advice from a fellow shopper to sow the bulbs along with Allium bulbs to keep away squirrels from digging and eating bulbs. Last year I have put lot many tulip bulbs and half of them have been eaten by squirrels. Oh my sweet squirrels, are you not satisfied by the acorn nuts (we have huge Oak tree) that you are after my bulbs. Time will tell me if I am making the way for beautiful flowers in spring or cooking a gourmet meal for my squirrel :)
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Crescent Lake @ Olympic National Park

Monday, August 31, 2009

Simply Homemade

I can say this sandwich is 90% homemade. Homemade wheat bread, fresh tomatoes and cucumer slices and sweet basil....

August 31st harvest

Its always exciting to harvest your plants. Both the Roma tomato and grape tomato are making sure that I don't get tomatoes from grocery store. I just have 1 Serrano pepper plant and its enough for the guacamole I prepare every week. In last 2 days weather has moved from summer to fall, things are slowing down and night temperatures are already in 50s and 60s. I kind of like this weather change and it always keeps you looking forward for something new....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nauset Trail

Here are the views from the same bridge early in the morning and during mid day. This is part of 2 mile nauset trail which leads to Coast Gaurd Beach in Capecod.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Marigolds in bloom

Bee and a flower

Winter Sown Petunias

I got the seedling from a plant swap and they have been winter sown. Winter Sowing is an awesome technique used to start plants from seeds not worrying about many factors.

Last Week's harvest

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Serrano peppers

Peppers have started growing....
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First Cucumber

Here is the first cucumber for this summer.
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Surprise Sun Flowers

I found these sun flowers growing in the garden, I don't know about the type or what they are called, but they are beautiful.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

First Mr Lincoln this Year

My Favorite

Pesto is something that I don't think I can get bored with. My sweet basil is growing and I cann't wait to harvest and prepare some homegrown basil pesto.