Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bloomin' Tuesday

"A change in the weather 
is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."

-Marcel Proust

The last two weeks has given us a steady dose of rain.
The garden is very grateful,
and so am I.
Here are a few things blooming at Maple Hill.

Shasta daisy

Our first crape myrtle bloom this year



 A smattering of sunflowers is filling in the garden,
with plenty more seedlings popping up daily!

Here's a grouping of lantana, daisies and sweet potato vine.

The teepee was supposed to support our Calabaza pumpkins,
but nothing much happened with them.
A few petunias are enjoying the space.

Sunflowers were planted directly in front...

while these cluster zinnias are coming up near the border.

The sweet potato slip that was started a couple of weeks ago
needs to be transplanted-and fast!

Our basil is sporting true leaves.

And the parsley is getting a good start.

The peanut reseeded itself from last year.
It's more upright this year as well.

This is our largest pineapple so far,
but it doesn't seem to be ripening.
I hope it's worth the wait...

Amazingly enough, the Romas I started a few months back
are producing fruit.
They aren't abundant,

but as it's our first attempt,
we'll be happy with whatever we get.

My farmer friend Lynn let me know 
that now is the time to start fall seeds.
I'll be trying my hand at tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkin and thyme.

Morning glory vine

perennial peanut

perennial peanut bud


It's been so nice being able to have fresh flowers in the house again.

I hope you enjoy your Bloomin' Tuesday.


  1. I always enjoy seeing your garden via Bloomin' Tuesday...what a wonderful tour it would be to see it in person!! So much going on there! Can't imagine growing a pineapple! I love your sunflower pictures, too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Deb. So glad I got to know you on Jean's party!

  2. Hi, your photos are just beautiful! I especially love the zinnias and the pineapple. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Glad you found something you like here. ;0D

  3. What a beautiful tour. Everything looks fantastic! Hard to believe it's time to start fall planting, isn't it? All I need is for the ground to stop being mud and I can get started too. :)

    1. Here's hoping you get a good dose of sunshine to get ready for planting!

  4. Love your flowers. Charlie has replaced almost all of ours with veg. And thanks for the fall planting heads up. We're always late with that. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

    1. You will be eating well into the new year, then!

  5. My oldest son has been trying to grow a pineapple for awhile now, so far with no luck! Beautiful garden!

    1. Let me know if I can help with the pineapple. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Looks great! What I wouldn't give for a homegrown pineapple! I bet they are sooooo delicious.

  7. Your garden looks amazing, Daisy! Love the perennial peanut and the pineapple. Your flowers are lovely too. Wish we could grow crape myrtle in our area!

    1. Crape myrtles are all over here. It should be the state tree! Thanks for stopping by, Beth.

  8. Love the Shasta daisies! I'm so glad you've been getting rain. We got nearly 6 inches last week and I'm so grateful.

    1. Hasn't the rain been wonderful? No hand watering to be done, so other chores can finally get caught up! Enjoy, Leslie!


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