Thursday, June 28, 2012


The heat returned today with a vengeance.  The five days stretch of gorgeous weather is over.  While it did get to the mid 90's today, the heat's pal, humidity has not yet arrived. 

The drive way bed is sarting to take off. It was planted a bit later than last year, but seems to have almost caught up growth wise.

'Purple Ruffles' basil, 'Spun Gold' marigolds, 'Tennessee Spice' pepper and 'Coastal Pride Orange' tomato.

'Siam Queen' and 'Purple Ruffles' basil.

'Coastal Pride Orange' tomato from seed sent by Granny.

Volunteer 'Sweet 16' cosmos, basil, marild, tomato, sweet pepper and 'Cherry Brandy' rudbeckia.

Close up of 'Sweet 16' cosmos.

Close up of 'Cherry Brandy' rudbeckia.
In the potager the tomatoes and bush beans are also growing fast.  The polebeans are now at the top of the poles and should start blooming soon.

The dayliles are now passed their peak.  Those in bloom are still lovely.
'Out in Style'

'Pink Intrigue'

'Janet Benz'

'Ebony Jewel'

'Arctic Snow'
I'm still working on some on going projects.  The pea seeds have mostly been harvested.  When the vines come out, I'll be putting in a row of pole beans to grow up the fence.  The front of this section will temporarily house daylilies and iris after dividing.  I wish I had a month off from work to redo all my beds.


  1. Ooooh, I'm loving that cosmos! If you remember, mine were cosmos trees, except for the short ones that were plain white and not a bit pretty. I have some volunteers now, but no blossoms. At least they haven't grown 10' tall! Not yet, anyway.

    1. Granny, the volunteers of this cosmos have been awesome. I'll be saving seed as they come true. the tallest is at about 5 ft now, but they started to bloom at about 1.5 ft.

  2. It's very hot here too and will be in mid-90's until next wed. Your flowers look very pretty!

    1. Thanks Jenny, I hope you and your garden can endure the heat!

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    1. Dahpne, it's a volunteer, so I know it comes true from seed. I'll be saving seed from it, so I can send you some this fall if you'd like.