The Garden in June, 2007

The weather has been delightful.
The peas are happy that it has turned a bit cooler, with the high yesterday and today in the 60's.
Pink Pea Blossom
There was a heavy dew last night.  It doesn't bother the fly.

This pink pea flower makes lovely maroon pea pods.  They are called "blue peas"


Soup peas have been enjoyed as a winter staple in Europe for centuries.  Spectacular plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental.  Productive strain from Holland.  Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Vigorous 5-6' tall plants. Soup, 80-85 days.

Pods of the pink peas

Do you recognize this flower?
Potato flower
It's a potato!  We'll have new potatoes soon.

The spinach has begun to bolt, so I picked it yesterday and added it to Italian Wedding Soup.

The Swiss Chard is also happy it's cooler.

Swiss Chard

Walking Onion

This is an Egyptian Walking Onion.  
It mostly propagates by making little onions on the top of stalks.  They get heavy and bend the stalk to the ground where the little bulbs can root.  It is a very strange looking plant!  Very untidy!  In the first picture, you can also see that it can make flowers.
Walking Onion closeup
We let it grow in a garden of spring bulbs, since their leaves are also very untidy this time of year.  We are not too serious about weeding, so there are daisies and milkweed, as well as tomatoes.

The pole beans have started to climb their strings.
pole beans starting to climb

The nasturtiums have variegated leaves.  We can't remember if they were supposed to, but it's interesting!

The corn is more than knee high, and we have a week and a half until the Fourth of July!
Farmer Outstanding in his Field.

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Created June 23, 2007

Photos by Leslie

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days

 travel to
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix


Other interests: 

House and Garden


No Knead Bread

daffodil 3

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing