Posts Tagged ‘cosmos’

Seeds of summer

20131002-191649.jpgI was having a hard time getting used to the idea that fall was here, but the seeds of spring and summer are now turning into seeds of hope for next summer’s garden.

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Cosmos, marigold flowers still going strong

20130923-185324.jpgA quick post today, just to show off some of the flowers in my garden that continue to provide me with great color. Continue reading

Sunflowers take beating from wind

20130908-191738.jpgThe sunflowers took a beating Saturday afternoon/evening when a storm rolled through. Gusty winds really blew them over. Hopefully, though most of them will keep growing. Continue reading

Beauty and the berries

20130819-185748.jpgThe second crop of raspberries keep growing every day. I think I better start searching for more recipes to use them in! Continue reading

Giant sunflowers and a plethora of cosmos and weeds

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While I love the giant sunflowers that tower over the east end of my garden, I’ve yet to see an actual sunflower head on them yet. No yellow petals or deep brown centers. Of course, given their size, it’s quite possible that I just can’t see that high, and I hope that’s the case. Or that, just like everything else this growing season, they’re a bit behind. Continue reading

Color me cosmos!

20130805-182014.jpgMy cosmos seem unusually tall this year. But, oh, they are so pretty! Continue reading

July 22: The philosopy of weeding – or not

Spent about an hour and a half in the garden this morning, mostly weeding the lettuce, onions, carrots and flowers that ring the garden. I decided to start early (about 7 a.m.) because of the high humidity, but it didn’t matter all that much. It didn’t take long before I was drenched in sweat and so hot that my glasses kept steaming up on me.

I had a two-fold reason for weeding, the first being that I wanted to cut the lettuce and didn’t want to have to pick out the grass when I washed it later. Continue reading

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