There's not much going on in the garden right now. The frantic planting is over, expansion of the potager is on hold due to the heat. Right now it's maintenance, watering and harvesting.
Pool Bed #2 is coming into it's own. The marigolds and zinnias that replaced the lettuce and escarole are in full flower. The peppers are starting to turn color and the basil is huge. One disappointment has been the 'Sonata Mix' dwarf cosmos. It is dwarf, but it seems to flower late. It is just beginning to produce lots of buds.
|View from the second floor deck.|
|View from across the pool.|
|Marigolds 'Janie Primrose' in full flower and 'Bolero' just coming into bloom.|
|'Bon Bon' striped zinnias.|
|'Sonata Mix' dwarf cosmos just coming into bloom.|
|'Siam Queen' Thai basil.|
|'Red Marconi' pepper, seed from Granny.|
|'Janie Primrose', 'Bolero' marigold with 'Purple Ruffles' basil.|
The lettuce pots are doing great. The summer mix is ready to pick and the 'Thai Oakleaf' is growing fast.
|'Summer Bouquet' mixed lettuce.|
|'Thai Oakleaf' lettuce.|
|A baby butter head lettuce.|
This week I did harvest my first 'Diva' cucumber!