I can't believe it is already August! Which means summer is almost over for us. But I'll just enjoy what's left of it! These lilies opened a few days ago. And of course, since I don't write things down like I should, I'm not sure what kind it is! I thought I remembered planting Regale Album trumpet lilies, but the more I look at it, the more I think it can't be! Oh well, it is lovely anyway, and smells heavenly!
I know I've already posted so many pictures of the Peppermint Sticks balsam, but here are some more. I just love this plant! I'm really frustrated that I planted most of them behind, or among the nicotiana, which grew much taller. What was I thinking???
I'm looking forward to seeing this Only the Lonely nicotiana (nicotiana sylvestris) in bloom. The size of the leaves amazes me. They were smaller than the Aztec Sweet (nicotiana alata) as seedlings. I'm glad that they bloom later, so I'll at least be able to save seed from the Aztec Sweet. I haven't been able to find out if N. sylvestris and N. alata will cross, but I'm assuming that they do, to be safe.
These Old-fashioned Vining petunias don't exactly climb like a vine, but they do have a wonderful way of getting amongst the other plants, and so I have petunia flowers in my catnip!
And the Four O'clocks...
Among the love-in-a-mist...
And the balsam!
It also looks lovely at the "entrance" of the garden (it's quite impossible to enter here, however!)
And yesterday's harvest...Purple of Sicily cauliflower, Hungarian Heart and Black Krim tomatoes, and Tendergreen Burpless cucumbers. Yummy!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.