Upon Arrival

| August 19, 2012 | 12 Replies

I just returned from a few days in New England, and these are some of the things I found in my garden upon arrival. My first bloom of my Mexican Sunflowers. The packet says 6-8′ tall, however mine all look like they’ll be lucky to reach two feet. Wow, do they pack some color!

Lots of Red Cherry Tomatoes ripening.

Four black (supposed to be purple) small peppers, two of which are rather shriveled.

More tomatoes. Two neighbors dropping by got some before this shot. I also had to toss a dozen with blossom end rot.

And three cucumbers. I’ll only know if these are bitter when I bite into them tonight, but for now, I’ll pretend they are as sweet as they look. 🙂

Lots of other stuff going on in my small garden. Just the usual tending took four hours. Loved every minute. Thanks for visiting! – Kaye

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Category: Flowers, Vegetables, Warm Season

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  1. nottwo says:

    as i have found with iris’, sold as black is DEEP blue/indigo. i have been told that truly black is not possible in the plant world.

  2. oceannah says:

    Very nice Kaye. Hope your trip was a good one!

  3. Think you may have to open a shop!

    • Haha, with 3 cucumbers, a failing watermelon patch and a 60-40% success rate with tomatoes, and strawberries that are teeny, I don’t think so! Hey, I’m behind on my tinkytown reading. Where should I start? – Kaye

  4. Mei Ling says:

    Loved the red tomato! Sweet! Green one was too!! 🙂

  5. It must have felt good to return to so many nice things in your garden. Great photos. In one of my past postings I wrote about the Monarch Feeding Station I have here on the shores of Lake Michigan. If you go back through the archives you will find it. (March 1, 2011) I think being here on the lake also attracts them during migration.

    • Thanks for checking out Late Bloomer! I’m going right now to look for that post. Please stop by again! – Kaye

    • As you will see, I subscribed to your blog. Had to set up a Google account, which I thought I already had done. Maybe I have two now, I don’t know. Anyway, thanks for checking out Late Bloomer, and I look forward to being inspired by your photos. – Kaye

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