Garden Update

Well, it’s been a while since the last update.  The garden sure does look different!  The two weeks of rain we had gave it a giant boost.
First Fruits:
The okra are baby-stepping along…
This is hilarious, but I had to put the bush beans up on tomato cages last night.  They were sneaking into everything.
The children are really enjoying coming in every morning to tell me what they’ve found in the garden.
I love how the pole beans are trying to reach out and grab the okra.
In the front, the purple flowers were a surprise.  I still don’t know what they are. 
From David: Hi, the purple flowers by your front steps are Salvia guaranitica ‘Black & Blue’. It is a perennial salvia native, I believe, to Argentina. Brazil, Paraguay. It’s also known as Blue Anise Sage. I have a large clump of it and had given some starts to the previous residents.
We were also surprised by the sudden appearance of some elephant ears and company.  The spanish bayonets were evident earlier.  I’m going to get a saw and cut them down sometime. 
The impatiens are not looking their best this morning.  The heat is getting to them.  Trust me, they looked lush yesterday.
I’m amazed by how tropical the front plantings look.  It was a complete accident.
My zinnias are growing steadily.  No flowers yet, but I started them from seed.  It was really exciting to see them sprout.

6 thoughts on “Garden Update

  1. Your garden looks great. Our tomatoes are still very green. You'll find that impatiens are water suckers- they never seem to have enough.
    Do you remember the HUGE planting of spanish bayonettes at the Perry house?

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