Gratuitous garden photos…

May 31, 2009

I've been so busy that there has hardly been time to keep photos posted quick enough! So here are just a few random shots from this past spring. The first few are from May and others from random times through the spring...enjoy.

Baptisia_sm House_front_may09
 Henschicks Garden_spring_blue
PurplesmoketreePeaches Calla_giant_whiteRoseperledor
Fava_beans_shelledTexas_brown_snake


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Carrie
Jun 01, 2009
2:30 pm

Everything looks so good & healthy!  I just noticed I have a huge infestation of pea aphids on my “sugar daddy” snap peas.  I know it’s late here for the peas but I planted them late & still have many growing.  Any way to kill the aphids but not ruin the pods for future consumption?  Thanks!

Paul Riddell
Jun 09, 2009
8:17 pm

You had peaches that survived the freeze?  I’m jealous.  (One of my co-workers came in with a big bag of nectarines from his tree, which also apparently survived the March freeze.  I’ve never had nectarines with a semi-transparent flesh before, but the taste was spectacular.)

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 10, 2009
6:09 pm

I did…no freeze damage at all on either variety, and the one above was the earlier one - it was in full bloom during the freeze. Go figure. They are young trees, so the peaches are still a bit small…but quite yummy. I’m thinking by next year I should really start to get a quality peach. I have some pears almost ready, but they are sloooowwwww….

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 10, 2009
6:10 pm

Carrie..hey, sorry for the delayed response! Aphids are usually easily dealt with using insecticidal soap. That would be what I would use.

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