Sunday, August 14, 2011

COOL, RAINY AUGUST

mark t's sunflower is blooming...

thanks, mark t...

the sunflower pops above the 8 ft deer fencing...

a variety of tomatoes... in the back is a cherokee purple on the l, dr. wyche's yellow on the r, middle row brandywine on l and c, black krim on the r. the brandywines still have the best taste... i might have enough tomatoes by tuesday to can some.

romanesque broccoli. i've decided that broccoli is just too hard to grow.

allium florets kick free...

portrait of a garden terrorist... this young doe has been ubiquitous... i fear she will get run over...

echinacea 'sundown' enhanced by afternoon sun...

rainbow chard glowing in the sun...

echninacea 'coconut lime' matures to green pompoms...

hubs completed the rock wall and it's beautiful!  next spring i'll plant on it.

volunteer echinacea sparkles in the late afternoon...

3 comments:

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Em, The cropped photo of the sunflower is fabulous! and the wall is lovely.... I'm intrigued by the deer fence. It seems so delicate (if it's comprised of the red posts). Is it something you devised or can one purchase lengths of it ready made?

Msrobin said...

Well, that tears it. I think Brandywine might be the tomato taste I'm looking for. I want a traditional tomato tang, nothing sweet. But they are such large fruit! Because I'm the only one eating them, I generally prefer smaller tomatoes. Granville isn't too far from Westerville, where you'll find Inniswood Metro Gardens. Beautiful!

Kerri said...

Love that happy sunflower face. Wonderful up close, aren't they? The price of sunflowers seeds has about doubled up here. I'm boycotting it at the moment. Poor birds! I wish I'd grown a big patch of my own. Just have a few volunteers that bring the goldfinches.
I agree with you about broccoli. I gave up growing it long ago.
Love the colors of 'Sundown' and the Chard.
Your hubby's rock wall is gorgeous. It'll look so good with plants. Lucky you!
That terrorist sure is pretty :) It's too bad you can't instill a healthy fear of humans and vehicles in her. I hope she stays safe and goes elsewhere.