Friday, July 16, 2010

Around The Garden

I can't believe another week has gone by in the garden.  I have been playing around with the technical aspects of my blog because it was taking me so much time to post, moving photos around, etc.  Since I am not in close proximity to anyone who blogs, or even knows what a blog is, I took off on my own to figure this out.  Even my husband who is a computer person from way back said, "I don't know what you are talking about."

I want to show you a plant that I was turned onto by Larry from Conrad Art Glass and Garden.  It is Marble Arch Salvia,, very delicate, but looks lovely behind other plantings.  I started this from seed the hard way - husband threw out multiple 48" grow lights.  I am going to have to purchase a small freestanding grow light set up for next year.  We just don't have room for my 1,000 seedlings anymore.
Marble Arch Salvia

Nutcracker Suite Daylily is a very heavily scaped daylily, a delicious color and very strong, a highlight in the garden. 

Chicago Apache is also a very strong scaped daylily, a deeper color than Chicago Rosy, not as full flowered, but a striking addition to the mid season garden.

Chicago Apache Daylily
David Phlox

Franz Schubert and Laura Phlox

Dahlia Mystic Beauty
Campanula Alba
Beefmaster Tomato In Dura Cage
Burpee Pepper Mariachi

Dahlias and Nasturtiums in the Veggie Garden With Imagination Verbena

The dahlias have done much better in the vegetable garden than in the hayracks and containers.

This is my new cucumber trellis.  When I first received it from Gardeners Supply, I thought no way was I going to be able to use this in my very small garden.  Well, it turned out that I can use it but not both sections.  It is very large with metal supports under the grid.  I think it will work to keep the cucumbers off the ground and over the chives and green onions.