Thursday, July 30, 2009
So, on to other things. The zucchini are still coming in strong. (The yellow squash is from our CSA, Common Ground Farm)
I don't know why I didn't take an after photo!
Silver Dollar Plant, aka money plant, is drying okay. Some other ones are moldy. Too much rain!
I told you the sunflowers were bigger now! These are ALL volunteers, planted themselves from seeds that fell from last year's sunflowers.
This one planted itself right next to the front steps. And amazingly, I was able to overwinter the canna!
These pretty "red" ones are on the west side of the front beds.
Voodoo bulbs, still going strong!
Lots of phlox. I really don't want this much phlox here. It's crowding out the echinacea.
Rose of sharon:
Russian sage, yeah, I need more of this, too:
Normal size cucumber and crazy big cucumber we obviously didn't see and pick till it was HUGE! And some zucchini and eggplant in there, too.
Just for fun, because I love them so. Finn:
Wally. Naughtiest cat in the whole world. I would prefer he *not* hang out right there on the counter!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Peonies, Sweet Willieam and Geum:
New Nicotiana under the pear tree, with aster on the right:
Silver Dollar Plant (aka Money Plant), post bloom:
Sunflowers, but I need to post a newer one, they are big and blooming now:
Steve Irises, and sunflowers that planted themselves:
More berries...after the darn skunk dug up the strawberry bed we didn't get too many more:
Lamb's Ear and Astilbe:
Smoke bush made it through the winter:
Silky Dogwood came back, and bloomed! after being accidentally cut down by the "tree guys" last year:
Miniature rose that was dead when we got back from Italy, a little rain (more like a LOT of rain) during June, and it bounced right back:
New perennial daisies and daylilies:
Monster lilies, taller than me:
Hydrangea and daylilies:
Stuff from Mom on the left, and Snow on the Mountain on the right. Steve has been mowing this for the past few years, I finally weeded this area and the Snow on the Mountain bounced right back:
First attempt at Dilly Beans refrigerator pickles, yum!
Zucchini pickles and dilly beans: