Friday PhotoEssay

It’s that time again! I’ve got some very cool pictures to share from the garden this week.

Black SwallowtailThis Black Swallowtail butterfly was enjoying the African Blue Basil earlier this week. I think it may have just come out of its chrysalis, because it didn’t fly away when I walked by. It also seemed to be exercising its wings, like butterflies do when they just “hatch.”

Black Swallowtail 2If anything, the butterfly is even more impressive from the other side.

Purple Bok ChoyThe Purple Bok Choy is looking really nice. It is almost the right size to start harvesting if you like “baby” Bok Choy. Otherwise, we’ll let it go for a few more weeks. I think we’ll have to harvest some “baby” choy so the rest still has room to grow!

Green TomatoesHere are the green tomatoes that we salvaged from the Family of 4 Garden before we pulled the tomatoes out. There were actually more tomatoes left on the plants than I thought there were. Oh well…the salad greens are already starting to grow!

Multi-Colored PepperHere is the ‘Early Sunsation’ Pepper that I picked last weekend. It was yellow with some green on the bottom third when I picked it. Now it is this beautiful gold blushed with green and red. It’s going in fajitas tonight! (My husband actually took this picture in our kitchen.)

Garlic Chives The garlic chives are blooming. The great thing about alliums (the onion family) is that pretty much the whole plant is edible. So if you like the flavor of garlic chives, but want something more decorative, the garlic chive blooms might be a good option. Of course, they give you some fall color in your garden too!

Green & RedThis beady-eyed green grasshopper is enjoying the red canna flowers just a little too much!

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 18, 2009, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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