Friday PhotoEssay

Hello? Anyone out there? I hope so, because I’ve got a lot of interesting pictures to share with you all! But first, let’s get an update on the garden.

The flowers are gorgeous and prolific, even if nothing else really is! The bright pink flowers are Penta and the pale yellow are Lantana. They both love heat!

Here’s our heirloom tomato bed at a distance. The plants on the right are the non-grafted heirlooms, and the plants on the left are the grafted heirlooms. You can sort of see the difference in health, but the picture just doesn’t do them justice.

The okra plants in the Family of 4 Garden are looking great, but they aren’t producing any okra yet. Not too surprising, since we didn’t plant them until late.

I found this pepper this afternoon, hiding near the ground. It is turning a gorgeous red color. At least the peppers like the heat.

The garlic chives also seem to be doing fine – They are budded and starting to bloom. Regular chives bloom in the spring with purple flowers. Garlic chives bloom in August with white flowers.

The Master Gardeners tell me that while I was gone, they harvested about 6 or 8 melons, and that they were all really sweet and juicy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for you! Maybe next week.

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 August 19, 2011, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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