Catching up after a hectic two-plus months.
The black-eyed Susans, which dominate the front bed, have been in bloom since mid-July. They’re now rapidly fading, but they kept the garden looking bright. How many can I give to neighbors?
Phlox, purple coneflowers and black-eyed Susans. Lot of phlox and coneflowers this year:
Ornamental grass and black-eyed Susans (told you they were everywhere):
Daddy long legs on a black-eyed Susan:
Spider’s web (with foliage from black-eyed Susans in the background):
A fall-blooming clematis with a sweet scent, along the deck:
in July, one of our three varieties of bee balm:
Crocosmia under the mimosa tree:
The potato crop, which we felt was disappointing. Did we not mound enough? Or do we need to find a fresh spot?
We have a glut of peppers, mostly Portuguese hots, and have had plenty of tomatoes, especially sungolds. But we also discovered some truly sweet tomatoes that look just like sungolds. Now to find out the name of them from the Brit’s colleague!
Leeks still to come. Need to use up all that basil and turn it into pesto. We still have greens, though something gets into the caged bed every once in a while and munches. And we’ll see how the fall crops turn out.