John Dykeman Blog

aimless ramblings of a humble gentleman from Montreal. Urban Gardening, Travel, Flight, Art, Science

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Sharing some images and thoughts from travel, local area, garden. Family roots in USA.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Garden 2017: new year, new garden, new challenges

Here we are in a new year, with hope and esprit for growth, flourishing of crops and flowers.

May, June, to October are all growing seasons in Cold Canada, but during this time, things happen: fruit trees, vegetable gardens, wild and tame flowers abound. Can't hold this back so embrace and engage. Make it so , Number One as Jean-Luc Picard would say (that confident, irascible Captain of the Enterprise V 2 from the 1980's : the revival of the Star Trek franchise which was started in 1967,

Basta ja....enough talk!

Garden space is limited as is sunshine with Tree Creep: constant horizontal growth of the main maple tree in the backyard space.

House limits some light especially in later months as sun descends in its elliptic travel. A large locust tree, also increasing its horizontal and vertical spread (both up and down) are limiting light in a garden space.

Well: Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Bell Peppers are major items.

Some space for Kentucky Wonder climbing bean stalks (my late dad's favourite, Dr Captain Dykeman)...he would approve. He was born on a farm in New Brunswick and with a grade 9 education, rose to become a Medical Doctor (family care) in Richmond , QC . 

So: on to the garden items. 

Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Zucchinis 

Corn> overview Front stoop

corn, beginning

Kentucky Wonder Beans, with planks, timbers to prevent trampling by dogs

interconnected garden, Lebanon zucchini and wild dill (swimming pool in background)

Cherry tomatoes, with Lebanon Zucchini in June

Lebanon Zucchini flowers
zucchini and wild dill

Mr Bee doing his thing

corn Maize lending support to peas and beans

high altitude bean flowers 


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