Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Maple Hill Hop 5

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to the Maple Hill Hop.
Feel free to share what's going on outside your door!

We've had some gorgeous days lately.
We always await autumn with open hearts.

The square-foot bed is filling in.
We've got green beans, eggplant, beets, lettuce, 
snap peas and newly-sown carrots growing here.
I added the morning glory vines to add some color to the grid.

You know what this means?
Soon we'll have sugar snap peas to munch on!
Hot dog!

These holes were noticed yesterday.

Guess I'll have to root around to find out what's making them.

 Each day a handful of green beans is harvested with pride.

Not sure what happened to this little guy.
On one of our morning checks, it was just drooping like this and the leaves were discolored.
It was fertilized anyway on the weekend,
so we'll see if it perks up.

Lettuce needs to be resown,
so that a steady supply is available.
This is a Bibb variety, and I'm looking forward to the first bite!


 Zinnias still add some color near the blue plumbego.


French marigold
butterfly vine

The saltbush in the backyard is LOADED with bees.
They are just starting to flower.


It's amazing to stand under them and listen to the buzzing.

star jasmine

 With an overcast day and mild temperatures,
yesterday was a great day for a bit of maintenance.
I love having more time outside tweaking the garden.


Here's hoping you have something wonderful
waiting right outside your door!

Let's HOP!

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  1. Sugar snap peas will be wonderful! They are so yummy. And your green beans look great, too! :)

    1. PS - Yes, we do use the leaves for mulch in the garden (recently we used a lot to cover our garlic beds) and when they are totally dried out we use them in the chicken coop for extra bedding as well! So many leaves out here so we have lots to work with.

  2. Peas, lettuce, flowers. My , your garden is still doing well.
    It will be interesting to see who lives in your garden-possibly a mouse?

    1. Oooooooooooooh, I hope not!!!

      Hope the pix of the veggies keep you going until spring!

  3. So cool that the saltbush is such a great bee plant. Love your marigolds and zinnias!

  4. {sigh}...all of our colorful blooms are gone for the year. Yours are just beautiful. We get a lot of chipmunk holes in our garden, although they are usually at a bit of a slant, not straight down like that. It'll be interesting to see what you discover. :)

    1. These holes are so small, I figure it must be an insect. I'll let you know!

      You've got beautiful scenery, no matter the season!

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    1. I'd love to see what fall looks like up there!


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