Not sure whether this is chive flower or bunching onions flowers. Forgot what I planted.
Harvested the same as the past 2 weeks and shared with friends the following:
◊ baby spinach, 1 pound
◊ Chinese chives, ¾ pounds
◊ red giant mustard, 1 pound
◊ garlic greens, ¾ pound, not as tender any more so this is the last harvest. Waiting for garlic scape.
◊ also harvested a bit of flat leaf parsley and some volunteer dill and cilantro
Photos would be the same as previous post so did not take any. Night time temp was still dipping to the high 30’s, hopefully this week will be warmer, need to get many of my seedlings into the garden.
My lone fig started to ripen, was on the tree on Friday, still there on Saturday, NOT there on Sunday, what a shock! I was so looking forward to tasting my first fig for the year. No idea what happened to it, was it one of the many birds that come to visit? a chipmunk? do chipmunks climb tree?
Some of my garden friends want to meet my blogging friends. They are sending a loud “HI!” to everyone.
Musical frog – playing the cymbals
Smelling the flowers, yellow is his favorite color
The poker players. The guy in the back is cheating.
Reading in the garden with Mother
The swinging frogs
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I am saying a loud hi back to your beautiful garden which is a world of its own – well done my friend! 😀
Choc Chip Uru
My garden friends thank you.
I love your garden ornaments – especially your musical frog. Looks like a chive to me but I’ve been wrong quite often before.
Isn’t he cute? I might dig around the plant and see if anything is forming underground.
I love your frogs. When we got our place, the previous owners left us dozens of them. We should have named it Frog Acres! I really like the ones on the swing.
Would love to see photos of your frogs. The swinging frogs are my favorite.
Hi Norma, I didn’t know you are into frogs. Cute!
Chipmunks definitely climb – we spotted one 6′ high in the holly bush yesterday.
Your flower looks like chives – but did you have a red/purple bunching onion? I had one called Red Baron but it didn’t show any sign of either bunching or blooming so I ate them all. (So I don’t know what color the flowers would be.)
That is a part of my collection. I am surprised that you did not see them when you came by.
Thanks for the info, I know they dig tunnels all over, had no idea they climbed.
Your frog collection is very cute, reminds me of my grandma that collected frogs; she had hundreds of them of all kinds in her house. I’m pretty sure that’s a chive flower, my chives are blooming and they are lavender like that while the onions are always white. And chipmunks are nothing but little squirrels so definitely climbers. Besides chipmunks, squirrels and rats will generally take the whole fruit. Birds mostly just peck at bigger fruit like figs, plums, apples, et.
I have not seen any squirrels yet, but lots and lots of chipmunks, so it could very well be a chipmunk that took my lone fig.
hi Norma –
I met you at the Beekman library last week and I am enjoying your blog immensely.
We live in a very shaded area so my plants are not flowering like yours are just yet so I am loving your photos!
Thanks for stopping by, glad you are enjoying my blog. I had a wonderful time at the Beekman library, thanks for participating.
I love your wee froggie friends in the garden! WE are still harvesting piles of greens too, aren’t they delicious. And now i really have to get out to the garden, i already have my hat on. We are much warmer here than you are, hope your nights warm up soon.. c
My froggie friends make me very happy eaach has a different character, I think I am going to take a chance and have most of the seedlings in the ground this coming weekend.
My largest green tomato is not doing a thing to ripen. I have moved it where it gets more sun. I have watched that tomato for so long I am quite sure that before I get to pick it, the birds (or possibly dogs!) will!
Love your frogs! I have a few ornaments around. Maybe I need to take pics of them soon.
Could it be you have a green tomato plant? May be you should put on onion bag or some kind of netting around it. After waiting so long it would be heart breaking to have some critter take a bite out of it.
My frogs put smiles on my face. Would love to pics of your ornaments.
You appear to be fond of frogs. I prefer the allium flower.
Yes, I do, and each has such wonderful personality.
Sorry you lost your fig, that would have been really dissappointing. Sounds like you had a good harvest week despite that. The frogs are darling!
I should have harvested it earlier. My frogs say “thanks, Kitsapfg”.
What a lovely garden, Norma, I just love the little friends, something to enjoy where ever you look. Your harvest sounds wonderful! I just planted a pot of just lettuces, I am hoping to have a wonderful salad of them this summer
Thank you. My little friends make me a happy gardener and they are such good company. Did you plant your lettuce from seeds or purchased seedlings? Whichever, I am sure you will have tender and wonderful salad in the days to come.
Hi Norma, I just found a spot in WP that allows me to see responses that I had not seen before, so I had missed your response to my comment previously. Sorry about that. I grew my lettuce from purchased seedlings.
No apology needed. I am sure I miss many responses. Still trying to remember and understand all the things I need and should know about blogging.
Nice to meet your garden friends. They made me smile. 🙂 My girls would be fascinated in your garden.
Hello P and P,
My garden friends say “nice to meet you too, P and P, and we are glad we made you smile”. Kids enjoy visiting my garden.
I thought that was a bat he or button flower, so I’d better not guess on what it is. Sorry that you lost your first fig. It really hurts when you are anticipating a first fruit and the critters get to it first. My favorite is also the swinging frogs, followed by the frog reading to the little one.
Ah well, guess the critter was eyeing that fig also and just waiting for it to ripen. I am now looking forward to the new crop.
ARG, I’m posting from my iPad, which auto corrects, usually incorrectly. I meant bachelor button.
Hello Again Lou,
Know what you mean by the auto correct.
Love all your garden decor! You must have one big garden. 🙂
Thanks, up until last year, I wish my garden was bigger, now, as I am maturing, it seems much too big and I should start thinking about down sizing it.
I love your garden friends 🙂 As for the flower, my green onion give me white flower…I like the purple tone of it.
Have a great week ahead Norma!
Glad to know that. A great week to you too.
Hi to your garden friends.
Lovely chive flower.
My garden friends say: “Thank you Mac”.
Madam! There are frogs aplenty in your garden! What a nice collection you have!
Frogs are everywhere in my garden, they are taking over.
What delightful garden frogs! They add such a lot of character! Congrats on a great garden and harvest 🙂
Hello Zen and Genki,
Yes, they certainly add character to the garden especially since each has its own personality.
Beautiful flower. My chives are just starting to bloom. They are so pretty. And I love the last of the frogs. I always wanted a porch swing. Not to be I think.
Thanks. Since I cannot have a porch swing I decided to let my frogs have one.
I love your happy frog collection! I love frogs too!
Thanks, do you have a collection?
I have a bigger owl collection 🙂
Wow, an owl collection and a frog collection, what fun!
Well, HELLO there, Garden Friends!!! 🙂
Hope you are having a wonderful day! Happy Gardening from the Garden Friends.
Norma, this post definitely put a smile on my face: I love frogs! Say Hi back to them 🙂 They are very-very cute!
Glad the post put a smile on your face.
Hi Norma!! Sorry to hear about your Fig!!! I think they taste like Candy and would be sorely disappointed, too. Hopefully your plant rewards you 10 fold soon!!!
I know the tree will be producing many more, I am looking forward to that.
Norma, your harvest is impressive! Now I’m not sure about what I had on my balcony last year… I thought they were Chinese chives, but they smelled garlic, so maybe they were garlic greens? (I have forgotten to plant them this year, so I cannot show you the photo…).
The frogs are very cute.
If they smelled garlicy, then it is Chinese chives also known as garlic chives. If it was garlic greens, it would form garlic heads underground.
Thank you, Norma, and sorry for this late answer. It was definitely garlic chives then.
Glad we solved the mystery.
I love your garden friends, and my kids would too! 🙂
My garden friends says: “Thank you Kristy.” Kids love to look around in my garden.
You have a really interesting residents in your garden. I really enjoy meeting them..
My garden residents say: “We enjoy meeting you too Diana.”
I love the two toads just relaxing! So cute!
They sure know how to enjoy themselves.
Wow, what a gorgeous garden Norma! I love frogs in my garden too! I love your collection of them.
Thanks. I have fun collecting them.
Those frogs are great. And at least they will not eat your fruit and veg without asking!
Yes, they are very polite and have proper manners.
Norma, what lovely garden friends you have! And great that you’re getting so many greens from the backyard. How annoying for you re the fig – when we first moved in, we had a passionfruit vine on the side of the house, covered in fruit, and we watched it every day, waiting for them to ripen. One morning, every single passionfruit was gone – overnight a flock of cockatoos had stripped it bare!
The amazing thing is the wild life always know when it is the right time to harvest and cleverly jumps in one step ahead of you. I so admire their ability.
Wonderful collection of froggies…they all look so happy to be garden helpers! What a beautiful chive/onion blossom and such a terrific photo of it showing it’s complexity and delicate nature.
Hello B and B,
They are very happy garden helpers. I was surprise at the composition of the blossom, never paid that much attention to it before, need to be more observant from now on.