Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today in Our Garden #GardenCuizine #gardenchat

Today In Our Garden
South Jersey
USDA Zone 7a (formerly zone 6b)
August 11, 2012 
The gardens are flourishing with vegetables, herbs and blooms thanks to recent rain. 
From left to right, clockwise:
  • Black-eyed Susans are naturalizing in garden beds with water sources that are provided for wildlife in several areas around our yard.
  • Baby blue morning glory weeds are climbing all over. Butterflies and bees are loving the Joe-Pye Weed.
  • Grandmas apple-mint (Mentha suaveolens) is in full bloom. 
  • Asparagus is going to seed.
  • Hardy hibiscus blooms continue to provide garden cheer.
  • Italian basil is ready for harvest. We plan on preserving it in olive oil and freezing.
  • Heirloom tomatoes are almost ripe. Tomato shown in the photo may be Limbaugh's Legacy Potato Top, a pink beefsteak.
Today in Our Garden spotlights a mere sampling of what is in bloom at the present time. Of course, we have many other plantings in bloom too. Hope you enjoyed the brief garden tour.
Happy Gardening!
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