I think most garden bloggers have figured out when Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is, on the 15th of every month. July marks our sixth one. For those who haven’t heard of it, the idea is that on this day especially, gardeners should list on their blogs all they have blooming in their gardens, and then leave a comment here on my bloom day post so we can find you.
What do I like about bloom day?
Having a good reason to walk through the garden and take notes on what is blooming. Too often we get caught up in working in our gardens and don’t take the time to really look at them to see what is blooming.
Seeing pictures of flowers that won’t grow in my own garden, that I otherwise would not see!
What do you like about bloom day?
I haven’t seen any reviews yet for the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club June-July selection, My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner, but it’s early still. Once you’ve posted your review or taken the non-reading route by posting about your own summer in a garden, let me know so I can include you in the virtual club meeting post, which will be posted on July 31st. I generally list the reviews in the order I find them.
Corn Silks and A Vegetable Garden Update
I was off today and went out to the garden to weed and guess what I found? The first ears of corn are forming, as pictured above. I’m excited that I might get an ear or two of sweet corn this summer, since it isn’t easy to grow a small patch of corn. Well, I should say the growing of it is easy, it is getting good pollination and having the ears fill out nicely that can be problematic.
I’ll be watching and waiting to see how the corn develops. In the meantime, I also remulched the paths in the vegetable garden and gave it a good watering with the sprinkler.
Here’s another view looking back the other way, to the west.
I like how the garden looks now that I’ve weeded it, mulched it, and watered it, basically spent the whole day on it. I know I’ll be rewarded in due time for my efforts, with perhaps an ear or two of sweet corn and some delicious ripe tomatoes.
And I’ll get some reward tomorrow when I harvest some green beans. Surely the rabbits can’t eat all of these before tomorrow!