Six on Saturday - July 17, 2021
It's Saturday again, which means time for Six on Saturday.
1 - First tomato harvest, except the Chocolate Cherry I already ate! These are Purple Russian, not terribly purple. As rule I don't grow purple tomatoes, preferring the red ones, but these were free seeds. Both the cherry tomato and these tasted great, being the first just picked tomatoes of the year! But... both varieties had very thick skin. The cherry was so thick I was left with a lot to spit out (sorry) when I was done. I wonder if it has something to do with the weather?
2 - Paper wasp nest found on the ground. The top photo shows the little "stem" that held it to whatever it held it to, probably my eave. Each little cell in the nest held an egg, and then a larvae.
3 - Bought a while back at Goodwill, these glass sandpipers have a summer home in the herb garden. I had to bury their legs quite deeply to keep them sturdy, they are solid glass and quite top-heavy.
4 - This large, 16" tall, terra-cotta pot was free on the curb down the street.
Yes, it has a large hold in one side!
But, hole faced away, and with the addition of a large plastic pot, it's still usable, and no one will know!
5 - A mysterious squash type plant appeared, and is growing like crazy. The first photo is July 11, the last July 16. The tomato cage is for protection from Mickey, since it's growing near the mud digging pit caused by his leaky pool. I don't have anything growing that I planted with leaves like this. There's another one about 12' away from this one. I hope it's not a summer squash of any kind, I won't eat them. Ick.
6 - I can't get enough of the daylilies! Most of mine are young, so not a lot to them yet, but for a full-size bloom or two. First is a Lullaby Baby. The middle photo is May May in the back yard. Scottish Fantasy is at the third, growing next to Lullaby Baby in the front yard.
Let's see your six!