Friday, July 03, 2009


i measured 11 inches of rain this past june and it keeps on coming! we haven't really had purple rain, but colocasia 'black magic' can be deceiving...
'black magic' is hiding behind hummingbird magnet salvia 'hot lips.' i hope the colocasia gets taller than the salvia this summer!
now a tour of gf's june highlights: the potager... i have replanted some of the beds; the daily rain and warm temperatures bring seedlings in less than a week...
looking through the gate you can see the sugar snap peas hanging...
this corner view shows rose 'heritage,' nasturtiums and viticella clematis 'julia correvon.' the vine on the landscape fabric is watermelon 'small shining light,' which has yet to bloom.
one evening's harvest... we have also harvested zucchini, chard, kale, herbs, strawberries, lettuce and string beans.
i'm also very happy with the asian square garden this year. it is just beyond the daylily bed, which the deer have spared for the first time in 6 years or so.
trumpet lily 'midnight' in the square garden.
the view from our 2nd story deck of the square garden is a bit obscured by the crape myrtle, but you can still see lilies 'midnight' and 'sinfolia,' buddeleia 'black knight,' and echinacea.
allium in the square garden is readying an explosion for july 4th!
this allium goes off like an early firework!

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