Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer bounty

Chocolate cosmos actually smells like chocolate!  It is a bit persnickity about drainage and cold weather, but I have kept it going several years in a pot.

Back to the garden, I am delighted to find new plants blooming.  There are about 60 different flowers right now.  A few like the larkspur are on their way out, others like the echinacea are just gearing up for a four month run. Polemonium is budded up; this is a second try, so I do not know what to expect. There are a few, crepe myrtle, anenome, eupatorium, aster, yarrow, penstemon, and so on that are still to come.  Quite the promise of abundance. 
Likewise, for whatever reason, the tomatoes have set by the dozens this year!  The cherries are gone, but we are picking blueberries, apricots and plums.  The nectarines won't be ready for a few more weeks.  I spied two pumpkin plants already six inches tall.  The lettuce has bolted (gone to flower and thus to seed), but I was able to cut salads from November into June.  Altogether the garden is looking productive, thanks to that long cool May weather.

1 comment:

  1. I have a bunch of white pumpkin vines (lumina) growing in pots, a few inches tall now. Would you like one? I need to give them away, as I don't think my backyard will be able to house 12 pumpkin vines :)

    Love those chocolate cosmos. I don't know if I've really smelled them, so I'll have to do that soon!