Sunday, July 31, 2011
End of the July Garden, Photos by Amy
Ed's 'Salmon Star' lilies are stealing the show both in sight and scent categories.
The bright yellow 'London' lilies light up the garden.
The 'Simplon ' lilies are almost six feet tall. Pure white petals , fragrance and thick sturdy stems make them a favorite of Ed. Since we are not interested in seed production, he talks about removing the anthers as soon as the flowers opens to preserve the pristine white flower. I on the other hand don't like to disappoint those pollinators besides Ed looks so cute with that orange pollen on the end of his nose.
Purslane is coming up everywhere. It's yellow flowers are soon to be followed by seeds. We are doing very best to get these weeded out. Apparently this July's weather was perfect for growing purslane.
This little guy is a ' Sugar Baby' watermelon. I was not surprised to see the hairy stems, but until I saw Amy's photograph, I never knew tiny watermelons had hair. All the watermelons I've seen have been bald!
Tiny little hens and chicks are hairy too. These little guys are lined up in a crevice of Ed's stone wall like peas in a pod.The tiny plants came up from seed self sown by the larger clumps that reside on the wall. As they grow things are going to get a bit tight!