Monday, August 20, 2012

During the tomato lull

I've started to pay attention to the rest of the vegetables. The butternut squash vines have left the raised bed and are taking over the yard:
The latest count has reached 20--all I can say is thank goodness they can be stored.
And so far...7 melons! This one should be ready this week, and our first:

Isn't it cute?

The things that worked

Our first sunflower just popped up
Meanwhile we've got lime colored zinnias,

mixed color zinnias...
And more hibiscus!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Pink Swirl" Hibiscus

Our first hibiscus...and the only plants that I started from seed in the house that actually took to being planted outside.
As happy as I am I don't think I'll be repeating that experiment. From hereon out, it's direct sow!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yeah, I know

More vegetables...but these are just from today!