Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Garden in August 2020

The last summer month is coming to an end. What do I like about August? My favorite August flower is phlox. I have them in different colors, but white one is the best.


The flowers on the rose bushes are still blooming. Above is the Canadian rose "Martin Frobisher" and below is the famous rose "The Fairy".


One of the three Nymphaeas blooms in the pond. I've been waiting for it all summer.  The gazebo is completely covered by “Sweet Summer” clematis and Parthenocissus (Virginia creeper).


The beautiful Hydrangea Grandiflora Paniculata adorns my garden every August and September. It has amazing light green flowers that turn pink in autumn.


Begonias started to bloom two weeks ago, now they are already fully blooming. The red one is Begonia Ampelous, another is plain white.


The greenhouse makes me happy every time I enter it: the tomatoes are red and ripe.  My "kids" in the garden nursery are growing well and are ready to be transplanted to new beds in the new garden.

 What about your garden or how have you spent August?

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Harvest, August 2020

This summer harvest is good, despite the cool July and cold August nights. In mid-May I planted tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings in the greenhouse. Look at the eggplants! I bought seeds of Japanese eggplants. They are long and thin and taste good. Their skin is not bitter and they have a few seeds.
Patty-pans (pattison) look very pretty, I gather young ones and love to fry them with eggplants.
The wild strawberry continue to produce juicy and aromatic fruit.

Cucumbers grow in the greenhouse and in the garden. There are a lot of them, and I made 14 cans of pickles for the winter.
The tomatoes turned red, some are still greenish, and the ripe ones I have already eaten :-0)

There is a little pepper and they ripen slowly.
Here is my harvest in August, hopefully the rest of the vegetables will ripen soon.
Have you grown any veggies this summer? What is your crop?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Colors