My hydrangea bush has been growing for some time now, and awhile ago I wrote how excited I was to see that it was setting buds. But then, it only blossomed around the edges, while the inner buds turned into tiny feathery blossoms. I thought something was wrong with it – maybe it was sulking because of a deficiency in the soil – but I have now learned that it is quite happy, just not the type of hydrangea I thought it was. Instead, it is a lacecap hydrangea. I still think it’s pretty.
My garden is growing nicely, at least for a first attempt in a new state. Above is a picture of one of my tomato plants. It’s a Supersweet 100, not an heirloom, but still, I started this from seed and am kind of amazed by how fast it is growing. It is almost 3 feet tall and blossoming and putting out all kinds of little tomatoes. My other heirlooms are also starting to blossom. My tomatillo, on the other hand, is blossoming, but most likely will not bear fruit, because I only planted one of it and apparently it needs another plant to cross-pollinate with. I’m thinking about taking it out and trying some Uzbek sweetness melon seeds there.
Here is the first of the lilac bell peppers I planted. It’s not that big, and I’m hoping the others will be bigger, but still, it’s cool how it’s changing colors already.
Note the chicken wire around the perimeter – not the prettiest sight so far, but definitely keeping the rabbits out.