Time for the next installment of what’s happening in the garden. Many of these photos are from neighborhood gardens that I pass on my walks as well as from the park.
But let’s start with a gallery of my zinnia and morning glory garden which is located on the north side of our house. When I purchased potted plants this spring there was a State Fair zinnia 6 pack and I couldn’t resist. Since we’re not having our fair this year, I thought some State Fair zinnias were just the ticket in honor of the great Minnesota get-together. The morning glories reseed themselves and I guide and arrange them onto our fence.
pink morning glory ready to open
morning glory vine up close
the fence early summer
the fence – mid summer
Next, let’s check in with my vegetable garden. As you can see, it’s quite healthy and it’s producing many tomatoes and cucumbers. And I just plucked our first green pepper the other day. It’s the one in this gallery. We can’t eat everything fast enough. I think I’m going to find a food shelf and see if they’ll take some of our produce. We’ve done that in the past.
oops, growing through the fence
my neighbor’s arugula is quite prolific
arugula blossoms up close
mid summer harvest
This last gallery contains all the fun flowers I come across on my walks through the park and in my neighborhood.
wildflowers at Willow Pond
dahlia, I think
black eyed susans
I love these balloon flowers
grass seed anyone?
wildflowers at Central Park
One last photo: uh oh, first sign of autumn! (photo taken 8/3/20)
It’s time once again for a summer blooms post. These are some of my favorite photos from the summer. I hope you enjoy!!
Click on any photo to see the gallery. Up first are the blooms
queen of the prairie
pink coneflower on campus
first of many summer vases
orange day lily
red day lily
The veggie/fruit garden:
later in the summer
basil early summer
basil gone wild
cukes early summer
cukes mid summer
cukes climbing the fence-summer in MN
more cukes behind the fence
Nothing whatsoever to do with gardening but I like this photo I took of last night’s sunset at the lake:
Well, that weatherman who said that summer was over was just plain wrong. It’s back!! Not quite by popular demand. We’re having another heat wave, back into the 90s for the next several days. Thank goodness there is A/C! Meanwhile, I’ve taken a lot of photos of things growing in the last few weeks that I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy.
To start, a short story of the squash/melon/pumpkins growing on our fence. Hubby heard that we had melons on our fence. But I thought our neighbor had planted squash. It looked like squash, bloomed like squash. So we thought we’d take the largest one off the vine and cook it, thinking it was summer squash and the person who told hubby these were melons was mistaken. After it was cut we thought it sure looked like a pumpkin just not matured. It’s the dark green gourd as well as the one cut open that you see in the gallery below. We cooked it, tasted it and declared it an early, bland tasting pumpkin. A few days later I asked my neighbor what he planted and he said it was different kinds of pumpkins. He mentioned that his mother put the vines on the fence. We were both thinking that was probably not the best idea. Here’s a gallery with some of the pumpkins growing on our fence.
pumpkins planted all the way down that fence
the pumpkin we thought was summer squash
a pumpkin masquerading as a summer squash
Next, some other things growing in the garden. These tomatoes are yummy:
My neighbor’s arugula, two views:
Some other things blooming right now:
Let me squeeze in another rudbeckia, black eyed Susans:
Balloon flowers. The first is a singular blossom with a bud of Joe Pye Weed behind it. I especially like the second one that shows one in bloom, one that has bloomed and another blossom on the way:
Next another little gallery of photos from the cabin this past week:
And just a few other photos. A red day lily and morning glory in my yard and petunias in downtown St. Paul:
I have a yard full of all kinds of lilies. Here are but some that have bloomed or are blooming now. I think I like the red one the best. Which one’s your favorite?
Red lilies, summer in Minnesota
Yellow day lily