Hot days gave way this week to milder temps, which certainly felt better to me. I usually just suffer through August, watching old classic football games to distract me from the heat and looking forward to September. I’m excited about the fair, and a few other things planned for that month. On the veranda, I got three toad lilies from Bullington Gardens, and eagerly await some blooms in September too.
In the garden planter, a pie pumpkin is growing behind some large leaves, suspended off the ground. It is getting close to being ripe enough to pick.
Nearby, another pie pumpkin is on its way.
The tomato harvest continues to be amazing.
On the back of the planter, an acorn squash has been this size for a couple of weeks. It isn’t progressing, but the vine still seems healthy. I know it is getting enough water, so maybe I just need more patience.
More beautiful hydrangeas burst into bloom. I need to cut some of these for the table.
Most of them are some shade of purple now, with some pale white ones as they newly bloom, turning darker as they mature.
A few here and there are a combination of pink and green. Seems like I get these more in latter half of the growing season.
Here’s another one. The green is delicate, but I wish the pink was as silky a color as the purple.
The pinks come out mottled, and I don’t know why.
The little butternut squash seems to have stopped growing, and the vine is shriveled up and brown.
So, I cut it, and took it inside to sit in the window. It may never ripen, but at least it has a chance.
The tomato harvest this week was prolific, with the first several Cherokee purples coming ripe. Yes, this is after I gave half of last weeks basket to Robin, and ate a bunch of cherry tomatoes in salads. The little cherry tomatoes are just so sweet, and I’ll make a tomato corn salad this week to use them.
What is going on in your garden?