tomato flowers

Tomatoes
Tomatoes are blooming! I found a website that says “It takes about 30 days from the time the tomatoes bloom until fruit is full-sized and ready to start ripening”. http://www.oznet.k-state.edu/hfrr/hnewslet/2002/ksht0222.htm I’ll be looking for fruit on July 20! Nothing like fresh tomoatoes. These blossums are my Supersonics. The Early Girls…
 
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nesting birds

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Here are photos of the baby birds in my parents’ yard. The top two pictures are the four baby catbirds. Lower picture is the three baby robins.
 
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another bird update

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News on the nesting birds at my parents house: the chickadees and wrens have fledged. Robins and catbird are feeding their young big juicy worms and other bugs. I hear they bring back enormous mouthfuls of food and share it among all of the young. Mother Robin has become white…
 
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peony flowers

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Peony flowers! This plant was in the yard when we bought our house 15 years ago. A scrawny little plant, I tried all that time to get it to bloom. For years, I kept re-planting it shallower, fertilizing. Making sure it had lots of sun. It expanded into a big…
 
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what flower are you?

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I am a Violet What Flower Are You? If you click on the link under the violet, you’ll end up at a blog with a silly quiz that you can take to find out what kind of flower you are.  It says that I am a violet.
 
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raining again

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Raining again. I don’t think I’ll take soggy garden photos today. I’ll wait for the next posting until its sunny. The Boston Globe writes today that more than 18 inches of rain have fallen in May and June and if it were all snow it would be 180 inches! (My…
 
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bird update

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News on the nesting birds in my parents yard: the catbird, robin, chickadee and wren are all still sitting dutifully on their eggs.
 
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