|Garden Time: Flowers and Vegetables|
I love the explosion of colors from all of the various blooms. When we first moved here, I toyed with the idea of a two-color garden plan but every time I opened a garden catalog, visited a friend that gardened, or went to a garden center, I fell in love regardless of the bloom color and now I have a crayon box of colors all around the property. I can look out any window of our home and see these various beauties. How blessed and thankful am I...very!
|There are butterflies everywhere....this one likes the zinnias|
|Green Envy Coneflower|
|A new addition this year....Dahlia|
|Moss Roses in a hanging basket (another new addition)|
|This beauty popped up where we planted sunflower seeds and|
I have been unable to identify it...help me out if you can!
| Unidentified Pink Flower and |
Aztec Marigold aka ‘Crackerjack’
|Southern Daisy Fleabane|
And now for a look at the vegetable garden.....
The cauliflower and broccoli bolted this year during a stretch of 90+ degree weather. I recently read that hot weather does not cause the bolting but hot soil does and had we known, we could have prevented it by adding a thick layer of mulch in addition to the extra watering. Lesson learned.
We have enjoyed a harvest of strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beans (half-runner and Ky pole beans), and onions. We're looking forward to seeing how our first pumpkin fares and hoping our watermelon will survive as well.
|Lettuce and beans|
|Lettuce - Buttercrunch|
|Cucumbers - Straight Eight|
|Pumpkin turning orange|
|Another view point of our slopped vegetable garden...we use rain barrels to help us keep it watered and we've added drainage pipes to direct the rain water as well. It is a work in progress...always.|
|Watermelon - Crimson Sweet|
I would love to hear about your gardens! As gardeners, there are always trials and triumphs. I would love for you to share them and any tips you may have so we can learn from each other!
Here's a collection of some of
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