Wordless Wednesday for Gardeners, April 21, 2010

Raised bed #3

Raised bed #2

Herb garden and backyard in morning shadow

Back yard flower border

Backyard flower border looking north toward chicken coop and herb garden

Front yard pond

Garden of Infinite Neglect by the front sidewalk

Meyer lemon ready to harvest

Newly fertilized navel oranges won't be ready to pick until December or January

Valencia orange ready to pick

Valencia orange blossoms for crop next Feb-April

It won't be long before the first Florida Prince peaches are ready to pick.

German white icicle radish is ready to pick.

I couldn't resist pulling this Pink Summercicle radish to see what it tastes like. They needed thinning anyway.

The first artichoke of the season is going to be part of my lunch today.

Douglas iris, a California native plant

 

Wordless Wednesday is when photographers post photos wordlessly. I can’t resist at least a photo caption by each one. I’ve given up on Mr. Linky, but if you made a Wordless Wednesday for Gardeners post, leave a comment. Even if you didn’t make a post, leave a comment.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday for Gardeners, April 21, 2010

  1. I can’t believe you almost have peaches ready! Your chickens look so very happy that you shared some of the garden bounty with them. My girls love fresh greens too!

    • Hi Clare. The Florida Prince peaches are my earliest. My Snow Queen nectarine just finished blooming, too early to see if any set fruit or not. I like it that the fruit harvest is spread out so I don’t have more than one tree at a time needing me to do something with whatever it produces.

  2. I’m having a little zone envy…. I don’t even have anything ready to harvest now. I did manage to harvest some kale this spring that was left over from last year. Your lemons and oranges look fabulous!

    • Hi Katie. I understand the zone envy thing. But in August and Sept., you’ll be harvesting tons while my garden will have dried up in the heat and drought. It doesn’t rain here between April and November, so my garden is totally dependent upon me and a hand hose.

  3. I am very envious! How could you resist making a comment.

  4. vrtlaricaana says:

    Your vegetable garden is always full of plants and so colorful!
    I can almost taste that peach….mmmm.

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