The vegetable garden is in a pretty sad state at the moment. The weather has not cooperated at all. So far this year we are almost 8 inches under our normal rainfall. That might not sound like a lot but when it doesn't rain for 3 weeks straight even the hardiest plants start to wilt.
I have bought the irrigation hose to run water to the vegetable garden (almost 600 feet from the house) but more important tasks always come up. Not that it would help that much with most of the veggies being smothered in weeds! Anyway, here are some pictures.
Below are the summer squash. Yes it's those sad plants poking up from the weeds! To the right some very short corn.
Next is my special zucchini I ordered from Johnny's Seeds. I got them because last years zucchini were so prolific we got overwhelmed. I got a variety that grows more slowly.
Here is the only garden highlight! Vampires beware, garlic is doing great.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
All of the daylilies we brought from Maryland are still doing great. Here are some of what is in bloom at the moment.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Purple Majesty millet seeds we acquired last fall turned out very nice. Even with the drought conditions they seem to keep growing. We can't wait until the seeds start to appear!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
A new cultivar of Astilbe simplicifolia hybrid named ‘White Sensation’ that is characterized by its pure white flowers borne on upright to cascading panicles over very dark green foliage and combined with a compact plant habit.
Color Flash astilbe produces spears of pale pink that extend 8" above the foliage, leaves that start out brilliant green and then change to purple-burgundy as the season progresses, providing an excellent frame for the bloom plumes.