Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just marking time...

I made the error of putting my first set of seedlings in the garden too early. Hard to say what killed more--unbearable heat, sudden deluge, or bugs... I'll keep these veg (mostly cruciferous) in a protected area for another couple weeks before I trust them to Mother Earth... Right now, just tapping my foot, waiting for some cool weather, hoping it rains a bit more often, and enjoying the butterflies. This time of year, the real star in my garden is my chaya plant, the white waxy blooms of which are favorites with the winged and buzzing sorts.

Aside from my chaya, about the only thing blooming right now are:  Hamelia patens, cosmos, milkweed, dune sunflowers (Helianthus debilis), yellow lantana, jatropha, zinnia (Zahara mix), white Mexican petunia (Ruellia), and blue salvias. How about your place?

2 comments:

Jenna said...

Really enjoying your blog, just started reading it. I recently moved to Florida from the West and I am having to relearn everything about Gardening. I am going to try and read through and pick up some tip.

Cool Your Air said...

Great Blog!! I would like to bookmark your posts. You've inspired me to get going & of course, you have a beautiful garden. Well, My garden is still putting off a few blooms here and there.

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