Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Corn Was As High As A Four-Year-Olds' Eye






And now it's even taller! The kids are amazed at how fast the corn and beans have grown...the first photo is May 21 and the last, today...and you can see it has passed up the four-year-olds! The yard stick we planted in the corn has disappeared beneath the plants. We were marking the bean strings to document how many inches they grew each day but now they are shooting up above the trellis. And what we have been waiting for finally appeared today...our first bean flower!

3 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

That is one of the sweetest photos I've ever seen on a garden blog, Leslie. The ladder in the center really works!

You had so many wonderful plants for blogger bloom day, and the edges of your seasons seem to be blurred in CA - was that really an iris still budded in the third photo?

Abutilon was also a houseplant in IL. The tall Parlor Maple types might be okay in South Austin, but would probably freeze hard here in the NW corner. Some smaller abutilons called Chinese bellflower can live outside here. When we first came here it was also a surprise to see Aspidistra used in the landscape.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Leslie said...

That's actually the cypella coelestis from Annie's Annuals that I was waiting to see bloom...I'm posting a photo of the bloom later today!
The ladder is a trellis I made based on one I made last year that I saw in a magazine...I added the top cross piece so I could get under it to the faucet.

lisa said...

I think it's great that you're inspiring a new generation of gardeners-way to go!