Saturday, June 18, 2011

This morning I decided to bag some blossoms. I used bridal tulle circles to cover the blossoms. A bagged blossom. The clothespins are holding the "bags" together and their weight is supported by clipping them over the cages. I will remove the bags once I see tomatoes forming.
Fused tomato stems on my Lucky Cross tomato plant.
Copra and Red Zeppelin onions starting to bulb up.
Reliance Grapes
Blueray Blueberry
Newly expanded front garden. The entire middle portion was grass in the beginning of the season. Now it is filled with marigolds, dwarf sunflowers, lots of carrots, and other assorted annuals as fillers.
Scarlet Oklahoma Red Zinnia
Jacob Kline Monarda
Purple Coneflower


  1. Everything looks great! I guess that I better get bagging tomorrow before things get too hectic in the garden.

    My onions are doing well this year too. My onion crop last year was a total failure.

  2. I figured I would bag them now while the plants are really healthy...and while it's on my mind.

    My onions last year were fine. It was my peppers that were a bust. Birds pulled them up. One by one. This year I started them earlier so they were bigger and sturdier. Now they are doing fine. It's turning out to be a good year so far. Hope I didn't jinx myself.

  3. Kim, I missed something! What is the reason for bagging the tomatoes?

  4. I bag them when I plan on saving seed for next season. That way I won't have to worry about cross-pollination with the other varieties nearby. I remove the bags once I see tiny tomatoes forming.