Wednesday, August 24, 2011

early morning beauty

It is worth getting up early to see the morning glories and last nights moon flowers both in bloom.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Experimental Garden August Bloom Report

July and August have been hot and dry.  My apologies to Texas because they are much hotter and dryer and I should not even try to compare.
That said, there is not a lot of color in the Experimental Garden.  We only water plants in pots, and use the rain barrels for that.  So much of the gardens have gone to the weeds.

 This came from seeds from my daughter's garden.  Maybe she can supply the name.

Lantana is blooming again.
 A few zinnas left for picking.

Begonia's in pots are still blooming.

Black-eyed Susans are almost finished.

Herbs in pots will last until the first freeze and then come back next year.

 Roses have gone to the June beetles.

You can always count on wild golden rod to bloom in August.

There are a few of the tomatoes that the squirrels did not get once we got the cage secure.

Marigolds volunteered in the tomato cage.

It is the time of year when we get to see the orb weavers spin their beautiful webs.  This one has become a fixture in the front yard and is eating well. 

Could not resist sharing this picture of a humming bird perched on a stick.

Happy August blooms.