Friday, May 13, 2011

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you know that today is World Naked Gardening Day? You can read about it here. Who knew?!

I did my part.

Since I have a full day planned at the shop, I wasn't sure how much time I'd spend in the garden today. But I did manage to get outside this morning, for a little play-session with Stella.

It's tough being a single mom.

Funny how much things can change in a week. While I was in Ohio, the garden spouted up like it was on steroids. This little lemon tree is very happy.

Last year, it really didn't produce that many lemons, but just seeing the colors of green it produces makes it a lovely addition to the yard.

The nectarines are growing in clumps of three or four; I really need to figure out what to do with all of them.

Although this plant looks like it's flourishing, the peppers really aren't doing that well this year. I'm not sure what they need, and keep meaning to do a little research about what I should add to the soil. Any tips?

As I mentioned before, I planted four zucchini plants. Things are going to be a little dicey around here in another few weeks. At one point, I counted 52 blossoms. This breaks the heart of every Italian I know; why aren't I frying them up?

Finally, the artichokes, which are really the main performers in the yard, are completely amazing. (Kris & Jen - here are some photos for you to enjoy!)

When they first bud, they grow at the very bottom of a stalk, and are so small. Maybe the size of an almond.

Then they shoot up like aliens!

Have a great day in your garden. Get Naked!


Kelly said...

World Naked Gardening Day......near an Artichoke Plant?? Owwww!!

me said...

yeah that deserves an OMG!

Stix said...

I can see what you mean about your soil, but obviously you are doing some right with it, your plants are gorgeous! Those artichokes, well I'm jealous! They are beautiful. I tried growing them here, but i dont think we have enough sunshine for them!!