This post is for EVERYONE 🙂 , my dad’s garden is at its prime, and I’m thinking that this might be my last post on this year’s garden. The string beans are a success; he has them in two areas, one at the garden area, and another by the deck. My dad ties white clothes on the beans that he is saving for next year’s planting, otherwise we would pick them first because they are ones of the best-looking beans.
Updated 7/26/2008: I updated more photos at the bottom of this post on my section of garden and fishpond, water garden.
Another row of string beans by the deck.
Below photos are from my garden/backyard: My string beans are not doing too bad this year, I’m thinking about moving the planting area to a different part of the yard next year.
Updated 7/26/2008: I finally learned how to use the manual mode on my camera, a tip from Digital Photography School (DPS,) the photo of the string beans below is taken in a manual mode, it was impossible for me to take with auto focus because the strands of string beans are too thin, making it impossible to focus, and it kept wanting to focus on the pepper bush in the background. DPS is a place I hang out a lot this day.
The Ginkgo tree is a lot taller this year.
and yes, lots of “Chi” energy from this puppy. 🙂
Updated 7/26/2008: This is what is called a water garden, and in comparison to last year, I think this year fishpond is very healthy, as you can see the beautiful floating water plants that’s practically covered the surface of the pond; a good water quality is the foundation of life in my fishpond, and aquatic plants help to keep my fishpond in balance by removing nutrients away from the green algae, but water pump is still needed to clean and keep the water moving, circulating oxygen enriched water to keep fish and pond filter bacterial alive, the filter makes sure the water remains clean and healthy for the fishpond, also you certainly don’t want this to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. So far, I have had 2 sets of babies Koi fish, the first set didn’t make it, but this time, it seems like they’re growing, I’ve spotted 2 baby Koi fish, one orange, and one black.