[gardeners] Friday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 11:54:20 -0500

Sleepy Dawg and I went out early and checked the garden over. A couple
of tomatoes are turning pink and there are many smaller ones growing.
The Kentucky Wonder bush beans have set their first fruit and we're
looking forward to a mess of those. The cranberry beans are still
blooming and are some of the healthiest looking bean plants I've ever
seen. The okra is up and setting true leaves and the corn is just
peeking out of the soil. All of the chiles are in bloom and looking good
as are the eggplant.

Fruit trees are growing good, the Pluot, Aprium and Pear are still too
young for fruit but their growth pattern is good. I pruned them into the
approved form well before they leafed out and will continue to pinch
unwanted limbs out all summer. The peach tree has set fruit and is now
leafing out, we have high hopes for this tree, it has been an
outstanding performer in our hot and humid area.

The poppies are fading fast as are the pansies and violas. The torenias
are showing some green and the hydrangeas are making blooms. The
jacobeana is blooming as are the daylilies and the roses. The red
hibiscus has bloom buds and is looking good. The amaryllis are about
done as are the iris. Just waiting for the iris seed pods to start
drying out so I can save the seed from the marked plants.

Tomorrow morning we will drive over to our daughter's place to spend
Easter weekend with she and her kids. We're taking a ham, two pies, one
persimmon and one pear, a coconut frosting cake (has the coconut dyed
green and there are marshmellow bunnies with M&M droppings), and several
other things. Yeah, I know about the cake but those grandkids are all
teenagers so we thought we would surprise them with a cake with bunny
droppings on it to go with their scatological humor. Can't wait to see
their faces.

We will be home sometime Monday so if none of you hear from me don't
worry. If you don't worry about me Ptthht! as Bill the Cat says. <VBG>

George, Miz Anne, and Sleepy Dawg