Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gorgeous Green Bee

This small amazing metallic green is from the genus Agapostemon.
Also known as the Sweat Bee which isn't attracted to human sweat.
We really need to plant more wildflowers and plants in general to save all our bees and pollinators!
This one is fond of this Becky Shasta Daisy.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Grandpa Otts

Grandpa Otts is a gorgeous heirloom morning glory.
It's a lovely dark purple with a magenta throat.
A favorite of humming birds.
Be warned it will seed all over!
They have heart shaped leaves and according to folklore will bring love and happiness to you.
It's said if you have nightmares you should sleep with the seeds under your pillow.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mysterious Bloom

I planted a variety of pumpkins, Summer and Winter squash this year.
I'm not sure what this lovely bloom will create.
I hope it's a pumpkin!
I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ghostly White Wonder

I planted several of this variety of cucumber this year.
White wonder is a lovely and mild flavored cuke.
It's not a pure white but the lighter color makes them easy to find.
I pick them young for salad.
White Wonder is an heirloom introduced by Burpee.
The original seed came from New York.
I got my seeds from rareseeds.com.
I love the varieties from Bakers Seeds!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Enchanted Dark Tomato...indigo rose

Hi garden friends!  I haven't blogged in some time.  I have missed it!
I thought I would share a little known beautiful tomato.
Meet indigo rose which is dark and lovely perfect for any garden haunted or not!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wild Blue Phlox

Spring has sprung and so have my Wild Blue Plox otherwise known as Phlox Divaricata. This form of Phlox is a native wildflower also known as Wild Sweet William.  The word Phlox is Greek for flame.  All forms of Phlox attract butterflies and humming birds.