Liz’s Garden summer of 2012
National Empty Chair Day
After Clint Eastwood’s skit at the Republican National Convention in August, there was a spoof that ran rampant on twitter and blogs about the empty chair — meaning President Obama’s neglectfulness.
This is my Empty Chair. And I grew this garden all by myself. No guvmunt help. None from Obama. Just me. And I am proud of it.
Oh, the watermelons are almost ripe!
The garden on Sept. 3, 2012: Red potatoes are dying back. Carrots are doing well and the amaranthus is glorious, along with zucchini and acorn squash.
Unfortunately, the tomatoes have just set on and are green.
I harvested the parsley and dried it 3 weeks ago and it is almost grown out again for another harvesting.
Lots of Monarch butterflies this summer, but they are certainly camera-shy. Was lucky to get this one.
Cucumbers — just right for pickles.
These were a “Best of Show” at the Siskiyou Golden Fair. They look pink, but were entered as Purple Zinnias in the zinnia class. Earned $25 prize!
Bi-color dahlia produced great this year. I entered them in the wrong class at the fair and earned a “Participation” ribbon.
A not-so-perfect tiger lily taken 8-13-12, under the pine tree.
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