Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Growing season pretty much over

20131024-182149.jpgSave for the raspberries, the garden is pretty much done for the summer. I picked a cup of berries tonight and there are still more on the branches, so if they can withstand the frost the next couple of nights, I’ll pick more on Saturday. Continue reading

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

Looking forward to fresh peas

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I was a bit bummed last week when my sister texted me and said she would be having a meal of fresh peas in the next day or two. Not getting my garden in until almost Memorial Day has meant more waiting than I’m used to.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few flowers on the peas and beans Sunday. Hopefully, warm, humid weather in the forecast will mean peas in the pod on our dinner table soon, too!

Clothesline clematis a winner

20130703-190910.jpgIt’s a thing of beauty this year! Continue reading

Who has the perfect backyard? Me, me, me!

There haven’t been many days this summer when I’ve felt like just sitting on the grass, taking in the view of my backyard. The stifling heat forced a retreat to the air-conditioned house

Shadows on a late afternoon in August.

most days and the dry, prickly grass produced by the heat and lack of rain for much of the summer didn’t make it very conducive to sitting on anyway.

So I was pleasantly surprised this past week when I was treated to a day that reminds me why I fell in love with our home. It was late afternoon and I had the house to myself for a couple hours. It was a good time to check out the flower and vegetable gardens and the temperature was tolerable – in the low 80s. Continue reading

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