Sunday, September 29, 2013

Must Have Been a Yummy Sunflower

Squirrels and birds picked this one just about clean, and gnawed the edges.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Squash Harvest Day

Left to right: Cinderella pumpkin, regular pumpkin, overgrown summer squash and a WTH. It's oblong and large and pumpkin-ish, but not what I planted?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Finally. Tomatoes.

Latest tomato season I can remember. And it will be short. The first hard frost is traditionally during the first week of October.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gaura - Beeblossoms

This plant has long stems and, usually, pink flowers. Some plants have white flowers. When I was a kiddo, we called them beeblossoms. Hummingbirds sip from the flowers, too.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Morning Glories on Trellis

Morning glory volunteer plants found a trellis. Cool.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Volunteer Petunia

I've been on a "petunia ban" for 4 years now, because of terrible budworm infestations....but somehow, this plant "planted" itself.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Morning Glories

Volunteer vines with a two-color bonus.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Every Yard Needs Zinnias

Throw the seeds out there and they bring you bright flowers that are resistant to disease and most pests, while they attract "good guys."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bad Things Happening in my Garden

 Yikes! I usually share pictures of beautiful things in my garden, but here are two ugly things that have shown up recently. Above is a leaf spot problem on a cucumber plant. I suspect it's anthracnose. Below, powdery mildew on pumpkin leaves. Treatments are available for both. I won't treat the cucumber plant, though. I will pull it up and discard it. The pumpkin plant has already produced two giant fruits, so I'll clip off the infected leaves and treat the other leaves with a preventative containing sulfur (stinky).

Sunday, September 1, 2013