I received some beautiful mail art from a blog friend a few days ago and thought I'd share it here...
blog that I enjoy visiting, and I always learn so much from her. For instance I have just learned that she is an amazing photographer, too! This is a postcard of her original photo (Sorry I don't have a scanner to use, but trust me it is vivid and beautiful!) taken of a Japanese Garden in Montreal. It really made me smile when I received it!
My garden is not doing that well this year. Last summer at this time we had so many cucumbers I was sharing them weekly with all the neighbors. We have had about 6 or 7 so far, most of which I would be embarrassed to show you since they looked more like large pickles than cucumbers. I did check the pack and they are definitely supposed to be full size cucumbers. I am also trying to grow birdhouse gourds this year and while the vines have taken over, I only have two right now. Maybe that is normal? I never tried before. Anyway, here they are:
Have you ever tried growing gourds? Any luck? Does anyone think it might be a good idea to cut the vines back since they aren't producing so the strength goes to the gourds? I've tried to research this online, but haven't found this specific topic addressed.