Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The July garden

The garden is in full flowering mode.  We have been busy collecting lots of raspberries (see previous Scarecrow pictures), picking loads of broccoli and zucchini, and enjoying the flowers.
Here are two views of the back garden flower bed.

This is a picture of the center bed out back which features lots of dahlias, double Shasta daisies, a Lavatera plant, and the tall spires of echium (tower of jewels).

Here is a pic of the lavatera:

Finally, not to ignore the veggies, here is a picture of the newly emerged final pea planting of the year.  These are shell peas.  Pumpkins are growing in the background surrounding the artichoke plants.  The large leaved plant in the foreground is rhubarb.

1 comment:

  1. Have you thought of posting on blog hops? The 15th of every month is Garden Blogger's Bloom Day on, you post what is blooming in your garden then and link to your blog. Wildflower Wednesday is coming up next week too, on I've recently starting posting also on a number of blog hops where I only need to post one photo, it gets a lot more exposure because of all the people posting.

    I used to see Echiums at the Elizabeth F. Gamble garden in Palo Alto, yours look amazing. Bloggers from my area just got back from the Garden Blogger's Fling in San Francisco and are posting photos of gardens they saw on tour there.

    I just planted my fall greens seeds, and tonight I hooked up the quick connect soaker hose on the tiny seedlings, went away, and came back later to find it had come apart and was spewing water for almost an hour on my poor little seedlings. I want to plant some pea seeds next week.