Dwarf shasta daisy. Rainbow chard glowing in the evening light. Coreopsis ( of the domesticated variety). I cut back my salvia after it bloomed and got a repeat performance! Russian Sage with my constant companion, the grasshopper (or cricket? I don’t know. This is why I am getting a guide book from the library). Zinnia! […]
Here are some strange mushrooms that appeared overnight in our gravel driveway last month during our week of rain. They have held up surprisingly well through our hot weather and are just starting to shrivel. They look a lot like puffballs! Here is what my salads have been looking like. I really need to […]
Bulbils, the small buds on the tips of the onion leaves have not only formed, they are beginning to flower! The bulbils send out shoots, their weight causing the onion stalks to bend. Soon the bulbils will reach the dirt, root and form new onions. I’ve got to start figuring out recipes to use these […]
I thought that this year I would have fewer pots on the deck as I would be able to put more of the plants in the ground. I did remove more than several pots in the pursuit of making my garden, but somehow the quantity seems completely unchanged! I do have to fess up and […]
Zinnias! Purple penstemons My “Knock Out Rose” bought on sale and suffered horribly in the frosty months before I put it in the ground as the cold burned leaves attest. Still it is blooming and I hope it will be a tough beauty. A double flowered tomato bloom! I’d never seen that before!