More Art Monday: Gardens
Whether you’ve got a green thumb or are an admirer of gardens, here are some of our favorites.

Woman in Flower Garden,” c. 1900-1910, Artist/maker unknown, French?

Vegetable Garden, Overcast Morning, Eragny,” 1901, by Camille Pissarro

Garden of Armida Wallpaper,” 1854, designed by Édouard Muller

The History of Gardening,” 2002, by Jim Dine

Indra Visits Sita in Ravana’s Garden,” c. 1775-1780, Artist/maker unknown, Indian

In the Luxembourg Gardens,” 1907, Maurice B. Prendergast

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In the garden 07-06-15

We’ve got our first pea flower hopefully the first of many. It looks like the first thing that will be ready will be the zuchinn and our first cucumber is gonna be weird. The tomatoes are coming in but I’ve already discarded a bunch due to blossom end rot. I’ve Since amended the soil with garden lime, hopefully the rest of the tomatoes will be ok. Cabbage worms have taken a liking to the kale. I picked off all I could find including the eggs and made some decoys out of eggshells. This is my first time trying this. Supposedly the cabbage moths seeing that theres already a cabbage moth laying eggs on a plant will move on to another. Some things have come in unevenly (the spinach and some of the peas) and each time I replant seeds something keeps eating the sprouts. I’ll try growing things indoors until they’ve sized up a bit before moving them out. Lastly, does anyone know what the black worm eating my spinach is?


There was some lovely light this evening after a brief rain, so impromptu garden update!

The first tomatoes are showing signs of blossom end rot, a condition that comes from improper calcium uptake by the young fruit. I already amended the soil long ago with eggshells and bone meal, but I believe high humidity might be part of the cause. Basically, the plant doesn’t lose much water through its foliage, and therefore isn’t taking up much water from the soils, therefore impeding the uptake of certain nutrients.

I’ve ordered some pelleted lime to hopefully stop the problem from getting much worse. So far the biggest spot is only about the size of a nickle, and won’t impact the fully grown fruit too much.

I found that one of the eggplants had shed its flower in one piece before the flower had a chance to  wither. It looks like a little crown or tutu. And you can see the tiny tiny pea-sized fruit coming in.