Garden Journal: July 30, 2012

Hi garden enthusiasts!

Last week, I spent most of my time in doing the staking. As you can see the pictures below, I hammered the bamboo deep down the flowering bed with all me strengthen in such a sunny day. That was not so arduous, but just cost you quite a lot of patience to keep working when you were standing on the ladder, especially there was a moment that the bamboo met the harden rock in the bed which required you to pierce them into the soil with a wiser angle rather than just used your limited labor.

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

After finished the sunflower, I staked the sesame with some slender bamboos which can well hidden in such kind of shrub. Honestly,  this bed is much easier be done than the sunflower, I got it in less than half hour. But, I knew it doesn’t bother the idea of keeping the plants from falling over in the storm and heavy rain. Yeah, it would be strong enough to support our lovely plants.

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Sesame (Sesamum indicum)

I am so sorry that we did not make this step until we got a big storm last weeks. Many of the tansy fallen over in that harsh weather, then we began to support the tansy with the bamboo.

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

On the other hand, Kari had been put some repellents on the peanuts to keep the squirrel away from eating them, but seems the repellents had been washed out during the storm. So, she is adding more repellents on it, as you see the figures, and is wrapping the plants with nets to avoiding their next come. Even though we are not sure it works or not, we are happy to see what will happen in the coming week.

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Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)

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Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)

~Hong

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