Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Last year I bought a cheap little four inch pot labeled bee balm. It seemed to be about 30 seeds sprouting all at once, so I divided it up a bit and planted it out. It didn't bloom the first year, so I sort of forgot about it.
Imagine my surprise when this year I got blooms in two different colors, pink and raspberry red. I think I like the red best, but they are both beautiful. The blooms have enticed a few hummingbirds to my garden, but I will need much more practice as a nature photographer to capture those speedy little things.
Friday, July 19, 2013
When I think about what plant embodies summer to me, I think of Sungold tomatoes. Just going on looks alone, the bright orange spheres remind you of the setting summer sun. But taste is where this little beauties really shine.
They have a bold and bright sweet tomato flavor that can't be beat. Even if these aren't your favorite tomato, you have to agree that the taste of a vine ripened tomato belongs to summer alone. Another thing these tomatoes have in their favor is their early ripening. They are always first of all the tomato varieties I grow and as soon as they start to turn orange I know summer is finally here.
This post is written in response to the writing prompt found here by You Grow Girl as part of the Grow Write Guild.
Monday, July 8, 2013
As to the variety, I don't like the Dwarf Grey as well as the Oregon Sugar Pod, but the flowers are so much prettier. Next year I will go back to the good old standby variety and devise a better way to keep the quail out.