Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An August Garden Walk



Wow, what happened to the neat, tidy garden?  In short, the tomatoes and watermelons took over! Picking and canning the tomatoes is on my in-the-near-future to-do list, but let's look at what else is growing.

My father-in-law provided us the seeds for the "squashkins":


They are much bigger than the pumpkins I planted:



Remember the little watermelon from last month?  It is much bigger, and has been joined by a half-dozen or so others.  If they all ripen at once, we might be in trouble. 



The grapes are changing color, but we're finding it hard to wait for them to fully ripen.  They are so sweet, even when green!


I'm enjoying not only the fruits and vegetables, but also the flowers.  Isn't this Aloha rose lovely?


Tonight, when it is cooler, I should get outside and deadhead the roses.  This is the first year I've been fairly consistent with deadheading and fertilizing, and the roses just keep blooming. 

Thanks for joining me on this month's garden walk.  I'm curious to see what next month will bring.

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