Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Late August Maine Garden

Balancing Owls in front of phlox, coneflowers, and bee balm. 

I was so excited to pick my first pumpkins. 
I like to grow sugar pumpkins because they are also good to cook with.

Morning Glories climb the trellis entering the vegetable garden.
I planted them once and they self-seed, coming back each year.
I love the sound of the bamboo wind chimes.
Late summer border of pink and white coneflowers, purple lobelia, and phlox in bloom.

Everything looks good in front of the grey boulders.
This petunia is the centerpiece of the garden.  It is surrounded by silver artemesia and phlox.

Container with lime green licorice (helichrysum), matches the green on the edges of the leaves of the coleus.
In the center is purple fountain grass.

Lots of butterflies flutter through the garden. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Maine Vegetable Garden Early August

It has been a great growing season - lots of sunshine and hot weather.

Edible Nasturiums planted from seed saved from last year surround the garden
Oregano Blooming - a perennial that comes back every year with Ribbon Grass
Dill 'Bouquet' - Judy's  'must' in potato salad
'Big Bertha' Pepper
Waltham Butternut Squash
This is the first year I've grown 'Bonbon' Buttercup Squash.
'Baby Bear' Pie Pumpkin is Starting to Turn Orange
Lots of bees to pollinate.

I've been eating Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' all season. 

Marigolds planted from seed saved from last year are pretty and are supposed to 'ward off pests'.

Mmmm... I'm hungry ... time for dinner.

All varieties are from Johnny's Selected Seeds except for 'Big Bertha' which comes from Burpee.