Saturday, July 31, 2010

Garden Blogger's Death Day :: July 2010

Ding, Ding, Ding… bring out your dead!

Welcome back to Garden Blogger's Death Day! We're here to list our losses for July, 2010! This is the day for gardeners who overwater, underwater, maim, prune or otherwise neglect their plants to a state of dismal droopage or untimely death. This is the day for gardeners like me with black thumbs who kill more than they cultivate, for cadmium-green-thumbed gardeners who have a lapse in judgment and commit accidental planticide, and for any poor soul whose plants fall victim to that fickle mother who controls us all - Mother Nature.

I mentioned last month that I gave up the gardening goat for the summer. I had full intentions of planting sunflowers in July, but a certain white puppy found the package of sunflower seeds so that plan fell by the wayside too. Apparently they were tasty and so was the packaging. I have no pictures of the garden because you've already seen the trainwreck it has become and after being gone for our family vacation, it's only become more overgrown.

The good news is that the Fall planting season is coming up quickly for us Floridians, and as long as hurricane season treats us kindly, it's a much easier season to keep things alive than our insanely hot summers. Plus I have plans to put down some stepping stones around the raised beds to help with weeds. I have a bad situation where I need a fence around the garden to keep the puppy out, but it also keeps the weed wacker out. I'm hoping some of these stepping stones will at least help...a little.

So how about all of you? What fell victim to your gardening wrath this month? Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your blog showing what you killed or maimed this month. We're here for you. Let's not judge, but support each other like a good pair of pantyhose or a well-staked garden trellis.


Thanks to Annie's Granny for hunting me down and convincing me to get back on the computer. I'm soooo out of the groove this summer, but think life will return back to normal once school starts in a couple of weeks and Farmer B and the boys get back into their regular routine....which will leave me with more time on the computer and less time figuring out how to entertain the troops 13 hours a day 7 days a week.


Annie*s Granny said...

Woo-hoo, you're back! Too bad it had to be for GBDD, but Kate with a dead garden is better than no Kate at all.

You already read my GBDD post at

but I may actually have killed something since I wrote that. I think the cosmos are toast. They are looking very, very droopy tonight. If I have to kill something every month to keep you blogging, I will.

Daphne Gould said...

I joined in this month for the first time in a long time because I had some good death to show off thanks to a nasty groundhog.

We all missed you and are glad you came back.

Cheryl said...

Hi, Kate:

The garden's going relatively good right now. Not much death and destruction. I did pull a couple of the brussles sprouts and collards that weren't doing too much...and I did pull the yard long beans that were dying. Hmmm. I guess I did have a little death and destruction.

No post, only memories of murdered plants.

daisy g said...

The only think I've got going food-wise is a few eggplant and some cantaloupe. My herbs are okay, thyme, basil and parsley for the caterpillars. I gave up on the tomatoes, cukes, peppers and corn. Yeah, I'm so looking forward to fall and having home-grown lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins and other yummies!

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