Photos taken on July 29/30, 2022, except the last one, which dates from working days (May 4, 2011. This photo does not really belong, but I promised Luisa I would find a way to share my “tech support”, “hit any key photo”.
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This post is in a way related to my “Climate Change is Real” post. It does not make a statement as to cause, just asks the question….”What’s Growing On?”
Looking around my own yard, many unexplainable events are occurring:
- we started eating ripe tomatoes off the vine before July 15 (2 weeks early).
- the trickle of ripe tomatoes turned into a flood by July 30 (3 weeks early).
- tomato vines started to atrophy and dry out by July 30 (3 weeks early)
- I was able to pull edible carrots out of my garden by July 30 (3 weeks early)
- coriander seeds planted by July 30 are still germinating (did not happen in past years)
Then, in walking around my little city, I started noticing that there were some yellow leaves on nearby poplar trees….hmmm, maybe a broken branch? A few days later, there were more yellow leaves on more poplar trees….by the end of July, golden poplar leaves littered the ground all around.
Did I miss a month? Is it already the end of August? What do these changes mean for the onset of winter? Time will tell. For now, we will just enjoy the fruits of our labours and the glorious summer days.
What’s Growing On in your part of the world?
This clump of tomatoes was so heavy at 739 gms (1 pound 10 ounces), they dropped off the vine and I found them on the ground.
One days picking (including the clump that fell off)
My petunias have never looked better
I had to severely prune back my tomato vines and tie them to stakes to keep them from folding over. The carrots are already edible, but I have not tried to pull any beets.
Delphiniums (blue) are ending their life cycle as the Lamb’s Ears (pink) proliferate. This is the 2nd growing season for these plants from a former neighbour’s yard and they are doing well
Lamb’s Ear flowers are a very potent pink
Jacob’s Ladder blooms are opening about 2 weeks earlier than usual
Even my Ligularia plants are flowering well ahead of schedule. Some years they do not even get this far.
While this is not early for Hostas to bloom, it is for mine, as they are mostly in the shade
The yard has taken on a late summer look, long before late summer arrives. Sigh.
Here it is Luisa. I was having a bad day (not just tech), so thought this version of Control/Alt/Delete might resolve the issues. Perhaps, the recent wild weather we are seeing is Nature’s way of rebooting the system.