Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pockets Full of Mashies..

The potatoes are blooming.

They are actually getting quite tall. This was taken before the rain beat them down. Row of beans in the foreground, potatoes in the back.

We had horrible issues with weeds last year, so this year we are trying some garden cloth on the potato hills.

It was interesting to see that the bumbles were in the potato blooms. This little guy was really loaded down with pollen.

It almost looked like he had his pockets full of mashed potatoes!


13 comments:

anna said...

It's wonderful to see everything in such bloom and busy-ness in your garden! Wow!
Beautiful!

dmoms said...

I'm learning so much about gardening my visiting here. I am thinking potatoes next year - when exactly do you plant potatoes - oh, I guess it would be different for me - way out here.

the other day I was watching a bee on our raspberries. I specifically looked for the pollen pockets - thanks to you : )

Camie said...

I think potato blossoms are particularly pretty - I've just never noticed it much before. Another thing I've just noticed this year - on my red potato plants, the center is red; on my Kennebecs and russets, the center is yellow. Things that make you go hmmmmmm....

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...the potato blossoms resemble eggplant blossoms. I love the bumble bee...how cute and busy is he?!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Such a beautiful and productive garden...I'm afraid work really did my garden in this year...thanks for sharing yours.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I love potato blossoms. My are just starting to shoot up. -Jackie

Stephanie said...

Only recently I learnt that potato flowers are beautiful. Yours are as beautiful as they can be! Lovely. The bee is working hard. The nectar will end up at your beehive later he he...

Nancy said...

Your garden looks so beautiful ~ green & lush. As a kid, harvesting the potatoes was my absolute favorite job in the garden with my mother. It was like digging for buried treasure. Such wonderful memories. I'd love to grow potatoes again someday.

gardenmama said...

Look at that busy little bee!
I love the title of your post so much : )
Your garden is looking so great!

June said...

Oh, the life of the garden. It's so wonderful to see your lush pocket of the world. Beautiful shot of the bee! Don't you love crouching out there with your camera, waiting to see what will happen?

underthebigbluesky said...

have never grown potatoes. we forayed into carrots for the first time this year.

i have never seen potato blossoms, they're lovely. you've inspired me again.

Sarah: wife, mother, beekeeper said...

beauty in the bees. mashed potatoes.. now that is funny -that is so what it looks like. he he!

Leslie said...

Wow, your garden is gorgeous! You'll be having lots of good eats soon.