Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Garden Babies Update



The days have flown since I planted all those seeds in the ground, and my garden babies are babies no more.

Take a look at the size of the baby cornstalks in this picture. Now take a look at them today:


Right now the corn stalks are all releasing their pollen from the top of the stalks:


It's a fine golden powder that must drift down and hit the cornsilk peeking out below:


Each strand of the cornsilk [I recently learned] must receive its own individual grain of pollen. The strand then connects to a potential corn kernel that will only form if its silk is properly pollenated.

Right now all the zinnias are flowering:


And gorgeous morning glories open and close every morning, hiding from the hot sun behind protective leaves:


And here's one more gratuitous picture.

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