This Week in the Garden – July 13, 2019

A new photo series I’m going to try for the rest of the summer.

One photo and a few words every Saturday of something interesting I find in our vegetable garden.

This week:

All on its own a tendril on a cucumber plant reaches out to latch onto a trellis and pull itself up, closer to the sun.

Now try telling me that Mother Nature isn’t fricken amazing!


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World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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39 Responses to This Week in the Garden – July 13, 2019

  1. Amy says:

    Nature always wins! I don’t get enough sunlight for a garden but I love seeing Mother Nature work her magic in my yard. πŸ™‚

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  2. joey says:

    Ooh, yeah, that’s the stuff! It’s all a miracle, just amazing what the earth can do πŸ™‚

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  3. There’s nothing like finding amazing photos in your own backyard, Norm! Plants are smart, aren’t they?

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    … and have you ever tried unwrapping those little corkscrews once they’ve worked their way onto something? Yikes.

    Nature is awesome. Which is why I look at all the weeds in my yard and acknowledge I don’t stand a chance.

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  5. Yvonne says:

    And, they probably all twine either clockwise or anti-ditto, depending on the species and hemisphere!

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  6. lindasschaub says:

    That is tenacity – climbing toward the sun (when you can find it!) My neighbor planted cucumbers a few years ago and they climbed up and over the fence and in a matter of weeks, covered my small cottoneaster. I thought cukes were annuals, but he didn’t plant them last or this year and they are back, up and over the fence and over here.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Linda. Hmm interesting. I had not heard of a variety of cukes that comes back without replanting. The winter snow and freezing temps kill them off completely around here.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        We had some brutal temps here too Norm – we got to -45 F (-42 C) wind chill during the Polar Vortex. My roses are still trying to rally back from that … I know he has not planted them again – he told me last year he had no time, unless he had a change of heart. I will ask. I was amazed when I saw them trailing over the top again.

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  7. Su Leslie says:

    These are the tiny details that make me realise how perfectly adapted life-forms can be. I love the shot, and the series idea.

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    We have grape vines in the backyard that do the same. It’s such a shame to have to trim them but they become entwined in just about everything – including trying to suffocate the pear tree.

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I like this idea, Norm. Mother Nature sure knows what she’s doing.

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  10. bikerchick57 says:

    That IS amazing, Norm, how the tendril wrapped itself around the fence. I had a morning glory one year that didn’t bloom, but it sure entangled it’s leads in the trellis. Here’s hoping for juicy summer cucumbers before the end of summer.

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  11. As long as Mother Nature is on your side you have a friend for life!

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    What a lovely photo and idea. Simple is best. I’ve come to believe that is true the longer I keep a blog.

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  13. analogphotobug says:

    Love it! But then you know that I spend a lot of time in my garden too.

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  14. spanishwoods says:

    Oh, I love this new series. Looking forward to it….and yes, amazing, so very delicately beautiful. Art.

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  15. Sheree says:

    You havea vegetable garden? Now, I’m really envious!

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  16. I have a house plant that does the same sort of thing. Absolutely cool and amazing.


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  17. Not me. She’s a wizard with everything outdoors. Great photo and hope you have a bumper crop. πŸ™‚

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  18. John Hric says:

    Absolute total frickin agreement. Mother nature takes the frickin award. Hands down even.

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