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Archive for May, 2009

After the rain

We had several days of rain – mostly light. But it filled the tank in the garden from 200 to 500 gallons.

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On the roof everything looks great

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The early tomatoes are growing

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and so are theĀ  raspberries

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while in the garden, the wineberries are forming and everything looks good

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As boongo blends in the background

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The 2nd Annual Kids Art show took place in the garden

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The kids brought their art

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and drew some in the garden as well.

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It was displayed on the shed

The grown-ups

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had music, dance and barbecue

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Some videos here

and here

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After watching them go from alligator-like larvae to pink, orange then red lady bugs,

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we set them free in the garden.

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We did it in the morning, so they’d stick around.

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But they didn’t

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One sunny day on the roof was enough!

The wild sreawberries are ripening

And the greatest surprise of all: the rasberry I revived from dead last year has flowers!

(got to get a better photo)

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It’s been raining here in NYC. I mean non-stop – for days and days. We did some planting on the roof an in the garden during short breaks, or even during the rain.

My little roof garden looks like this

and seen from the other side

like this. Of course, my morning glory project continues

– with the dumb idea of buying plants (too many) when I had plenty of seed

here they are – the yet unplanted ones with the most of them behind – morning glories with not enough space. But I did plant some in the containers in the back – to climb on that back wall. And really, by all walls this time

and added moonvine as well (white container)

In the garden, the rain prematurely took all the bloom of the trees(see the petals on the ground). But I did go in the rain and found my Angelface

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