We’ve are having a record amount of rain for the month of June, my tomatoes have grown so large and already have tomatoes developing.
Cherry Tomatoes has lots of tomatoes on it already but the foliage is so lush and full I cannot seem to capture a photo of them.
This year I am trying a Lemon Boy Tomato, they have less acid and is a yellow tomato.
Mother nature is amazing, just in the last two days of rain the tomatoes doubled in size and height. Since we are getting so much rain I put down some epsom salt to maintain the nitrogen levels in the soil and to prevent blossom rot.
Almost every cactuses and succulents blooms and all with unique types and colors.
Bunnies Ears is one of my favorites
Succulent- sedum family
Not sure about the name, but it is unusual
I think this one is related to the tonque plant.
This is a miniature tongue plant, my pinky finger nail is larger then this plant.
Hens and Chicks
This one looks like a crown.
My new Jade Plant
Lewesia- Bitter Root
Japanese Bluebell Clematis- Roguchi
Gold Crest Honeysuckle
Cobweb Hens and Chicks
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!
Many of us has digital cameras, I like the canon powershot A630, and the Powershot S3 IS Image Stabilizer, and a 12X zoom. The trick in taking great photos is the Macro Symbol on most cameras.
This is the symbol you need to look for on your camera, you can use auto mode or aperature mode. Make sure you have good natural lighting around you because macro mode does not use flash. Don’t attempt to use macro at night or if it’s too dark. Once you find this symbol press half way down on the shot button and it will focus the object for you then take the shot. You can delay the shot for 2 seconds or 10 seconds to give you a better picture.
This camera is great to have and I have seen it on the internet for $189.00. This is one of my cameras, the other one is great for image stabilizing, and a 12X zoom.
Here is the Canon Power Shot S3 IS, 6 Megapixel and a 12X Zoom and also has an adjustable screen. This one has a super macro mode.
Freesias are great flowers to photograph, being a floral designer we get to use this wonderful fragrant flower. They come in Pinks, purples, Lavenders, Whites, Yellows, and Oranges.
Autumn Joy Sedum is a great plant to have in the garden, they are easy to propagate, hardy to -30 degrees, drought tolerant and when they first bloom the color is usually pink and later in the season the color turns to a burnt color. When the sedum starts to grow in the spring it’s a good idea to pinch them back so they do grow so tall and heavy. Pinching them keeps them more compact and less likely to fall down.
In the early spring when they are just starting to foliage up you can pull a stem off to the corner and usually pull out some of the roots along with the stem and plant it so you can have another plant. You can also cut a stem off, take most of the leaves off acept for a few and plant it in the ground it should take root easily and it is best to do this when the weather is a bit cool.