Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Garden Blogger's Death Day

My blogger friend Kate, has started hosting a Garden Blogger's Death Day on the last day of the month. It gives all of us gardeners a chance to take pictures and show off our plants that have croaked for various reasons.

So from my garden this month we have:

The Sunflowers which had some sort of rust going on.

My Gold Rush Zucchini, the mildew took them out.

My Golden Nugget Watermelon. Pickleworms and mildew.

And last are my beautiful tomatoes. :(

That wraps up my dead plants for the month.
Don't forget to head over to Kate's if you'd like to join in.

21 comments:

Kate and Crew said...

Ohhhhh Dani. What a sad lineup of death. I didn't know that sunflowers could get rust on them. That's good to know since mine are teeny-tiny little things and will almost definitely get some sort of disease since that's my luck. Did your tomatoes succumb to the heat?

Dani said...

Kate, yeah, I think it was the heat that did the tomatoes in. They were doing fine, and then June came and they all up and died. Poor things. :(

Darla said...

I so need to join this meme! Sad line up here.

Granny Annie said...

If I had known about this I could have posted a picture of my cabbage. It was looking so good and suddenly some bug got the best of it. My neighbor brought me a head of her huge, perfect cabbage. I'm sure she was being nice.

threecollie said...

That is so sad! What a frustrating year for gardening! I like the idea of the dead garden thing....

Dani said...

Darla, Kate is a genius to come up with this!

Annie, I hate when that happens!

3C, you should play along too. :)

Big Shamu said...

I really like that you're showing us the bad with the good. I think garden frustrations are something a lot of us can identify with. It's also just a part of gardening, along with the furry beasts, the creepy crawlies and the occasional pooch sampling your tomatoes.

Dani said...

Shamu, yep, it makes us all feel better knowing we're not alone with our black thumbs.

Floridacracker said...

Yikes! Just picture my entire garden.

kimchi said...

I feel your pain. At least your sunflowers came up! I think my chickens found all the seeds :) Our peas and lettuce season was okay, but short and my kale was overcome with some sort of pest. The heat this June was blazing like August heat. Definitely feeling the global warming!

donna said...

May I compliment you on just how pathetic your croaked plants look? I'm starting to figure out something. Vegetables are a lot harder to grow than flowers. Have never heard of the Golden Nugget Watermelon. Had it lived, I bet it would have been delicious. Fun post.

lisaschaos said...

Wait a minute! Just one minute! you have plants that die?!!! I thought you only had a green thumb!

Susan said...

I've got some tomato plants, too that are slowly being devoured by the bug du jour. We gardeners have to take the good and the bad when it comes to plants.

Dani said...

FC, you are so funny!

Kimchi, yeah, June has been hot, hot, hot!

Donna, thanks for the compliments!
;0

Lisa, I'm always killin' something off here. I just never thought about posting the carnage. :)

Susan, yep, the good with the bad is what it's all about.

Aunty Belle said...

Oh no! Rust strikes again!

May I modestly suggest that I have a solution fer rust? And other mildew/fungus horrors? It is a commercial product that ain't available to retail gardeners. Iffin' ya want, email Aunty at abporkrinds@yahoo.com
wif' yore address and I will send ya some!

Dani, them looks like black russian tomatoes....hope ya had some.

chickory said...

i have something for that rust! im going to ship it to you -for next time. you'll be amazed. 100% organic.

Dani said...

Y'all are just the sweetest group of people! Makes me all teary eyed. *sniff* :)

S N B said...

OK, I feel better about our dead stuff. 8^)

LaDivaCucina said...

So does the mildew come from all the rain we had? I have no idea how to garden here in Florida, everywhere I've lived for the past 15 years has been completely different zones!

Dani said...

Diva, the rain and just our normal summer humidity usually brings about the mildew. It's better to just take it easy and wait till it cools down in the fall. :)

BumbleVee said...

that's pretty funny.... plants that have croaked....must check out a few more....

the wild bunnies lop off the tops of mine...but....my pansies just refuse to do anything for me unless they are in pots.... the ones in my regular garden spots...just get all yellow and wilty and ...die.. sigh......next year I
ain't puttin' any in the ground!