Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's quiet in the garden

Not much new going on. Sunflowers continue to go a little crazy in the front of the house, which is fun. I wonder if our neighbors think we're crazy.

Who knew chamomile was so pretty?


Tonight's harvest!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday morning, brings the dawn in...

Ah, Lou Reed. But he doesn't really have much to do with our garden. Anyway...

Saturday morning harvest! We pick about 3 or 4 cucumbers every day, so yesterday I made 8 pints of refrigerator pickles. Today I might need to make dilly beans!


Silver Dollar Plant is ready, and this pink flower (another one that I can never remember its name) is doing well, looks nice with the hygrangea.


I brought these Brown Eyed Susans from Cold Spring when we moved. I seriously cannot believe those pansies are hanging in there, it's been so hot!


My beloved white Phlox, being totally crowded out by the wild, invasive purple phlox I bought at a Stony Kill plant sale a couple of years ago. Hmpf.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

It's hot, and dry. Very dry.

Wow, it's hot and dry. The grass is crunchy. Not good.

Here are some updates:

I told you there were canna in there! I'm crossing my fingers they will bloom.


Our house is being taken over by sunflowers, all volunteers!


The hydrangea from Oma is just beautiful. I'm hoping for even more blooms next year.


These lilies smell so sweet, we can smell them from inside the house sometimes.


This lovely daylily was a new addition last year (with the daisies seen in the background).


Smoke Bush looks good! To the right is Bee Balm from Mom's yard.


First bean harvest of the season!


We picked this up in Iowa, and Steve assembled it yesterday - too cute!