August 20, 2011

An August Day In The Garden

The coleus that I potted from pinched tops are
coming along nicely. I will
eventually put these by my front door.
Bloom on "William Shakespeare 2000" David Austin English rose.
It's growing right in the middle of the
zinnia patch.
Purple Fountain grass. I just love
when sun shines through
it in the mornings. Comes across
as golden shimmery lights.
I moved the decorative
bird house over here. The birds

have been eating on the sunflowers.
If you look closely, in the middle of the photo
is a tiny crepe myrtle growing. I took an offshoot
of the mother plant last fall from my old
house and kept it in the garage all winter.
 It was about an inch
high. I planted it in the cantaloupe patch
because I didn't know yet where I wanted to
put it permanently and I didn't want the mower to
get it. It is now 6 inches tall and has flower buds on it.
This variety is "Dynamite", a brilliant red.
Another shot of "Dynamite" 
Small purple flower on the liriope.
Here are some snapdragons I grew from seed.
I'm hoping they will bloom in the fall.
This morning's little harvest. The melon on the right
is "Charentais". This is the first one I have
been able to bring in the house to eat. I've thrown about 6 out to
the rabbits. The bugs have been getting
them just as soon as they are ripe, but not this one.
I got two little tiny bell peppers - hey it's hot here. I
guess you could call them "bite-size".  I
will mix this okra with yesterdays harvest and cook up
some fried okra tonight.

6 comments:

  1. You are not doing too bad with the garden, despite the drought we are both living through

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  2. They say okra loves the heat - I guess they are right. Next year I will plant more of it. I made fried okra tonight. It was very good!

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  3. You grew snap dragons from seeds. I'm impressed!

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  4. Personally, I'd rather have a beautiful small crepe myrtle full of potential rather than just one more melon. Glad to have discovered your blog. More melons to you,
    Patrick

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The little crepe myrtle has bloomed and I will be moving it out of the melon patch soon. Hope to have more pictures later.

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