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Jimmy's backyard garden!!!

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Jimmy and his dad, Tim, made a raised bed and installed a drip system during winter break last December. Jimmy then planted his seeds in wee pots and took them back with him to UC Santa Cruz where he nursed them for a couple of months or so before bringing them back home to plant, as I recall, during spring break. The above photo is the garden's May appearance.
     The corn is called jewel corn and will look like the picture to the right that I snagged off of the internet. I found out about this particular corn about three years ago and sent Jimmy a link to their site, but because of demand, he didn't receive the seeds he had order for nearly two years. Timing them properly for planting, getting the raised bed done etc, took another year.
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The following photos were taken a month after the establishment-shot photo above so, in June.
There are tufts so, YAY!!! In the second photo, I tried to capture the movement of the corn brought on a very nice breeze.
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The sunflowers had aged quite a bit from May until June, which is a little sad because they looked their best while Jimmy was still at school. This is how they looked by the time he got home.
June
Marigolds, I think with a little flag.

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connorblond
Jul. 7th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
That looks so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!
gaeln
Jul. 8th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'll let Jimmy know! If he gets actual ears of corn, I'll post a photo :)
techgirl_on_ij
Jul. 7th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
Jewel corn! How cool is that?!

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.
gaeln
Jul. 8th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
No problem :) Hopefully the corn will actually produce ears and should that happen, I'll post a follow-up photo!
shadownyc
Jul. 7th, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
I love the feeling from these pics. I can "feel" the warmth of the sun... and I love it! :D
gaeln
Jul. 8th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
It was a warm day with a lovely gentle breeze. I'm glad that came through in the photos :) I'm glad you enjoyed them.
kinwad
Jul. 8th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
That corn is real?? It looks like a bracelet I saw once. Amazing! Thanks, hon, for the pics and info!
gaeln
Jul. 8th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
It is!! and should the corn actually produce ears, I'll post a follow up photo :)
secretsolitaire
Jul. 8th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC)
Ahh, gorgeous sunflowers!
gaeln
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
They are lovely, aren't they even when their heads start to droop :)
spike7451
Jul. 8th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
That corn looks amazing!!!

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos, as we are in mid winter here it is great to see photos of sunflowers. Such cheerful flowers.
gaeln
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Hey, what Jimmy and I can do to brighten your day! Hope you're getting some rain.
lisa_thecat
Jul. 8th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos - especially the sunflower ones!!! I love sunflowers!
gaeln
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! Sunflowers are lovely, aren't they?
sydneyalexis
Jul. 8th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
These are so pretty! I really liked the sunflower ones! Can you harvest the seeds on them? (I know nothing about sunflowers or even if it takes special varieties that are edible.)
gaeln
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
I have no idea! The deal is Jimmy grows 'em and I take the photographs :) I'll let him you you enjoyed them.
trishwish
Jul. 10th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
You always take such great pictures!
gaeln
Jul. 11th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I have such fun doing so :)
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