Monday, August 10, 2009

Crazy Squash, Zinnias and Dahlias

We only have about a foot and a half of dirt on the edge of the drive. I planted the squash there and have been pulling the vines out over the drive. My mom says it's probably good for keeping slugs away and from the bumper crop of butternut squash I have developing(only one or two spaghetti squash have made it), I would think she may be right. My husband hates the vines but they don't bother me, I realize they are making food for my table(he doesn't like squash but my son and I do) The dahlias and zinnias are blooming and the Chinese forget me nots keep going too! It is a very tall, dense flower bed but mighty pretty!


Athena said...

Well, at least with the vines over the drive, you don't have to worry about rot (or do you...?).

elf said...

I don't think the rot is as bad but I've still noticed some. I think it definitely helps. Down side, the skin gets scratched up, but it seems to heal over before any critters find a new home(I always think of James and the Giant Peach)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful photos or your garden here.