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Monday, September 24, 2012

Equinox Blooms

Agalinis purpurea in full flush.

Cottony goldenaster and gulf fritillary

Dalea pinnata in full bloom

 Heavenly blue morning glory


I planted the sunflowers, morning glory, and cosmos seed in the last week of July, along with some squash, beans, and cow peas.  The beans and peas are about played out already, and the squash bugs and squash vine borers destroyed the squash, pretty much as soon as it started to produce.



 nettle leaf sage

Long tailed skipper visits verbesina

forked blue curls  (Trichostema dichotomum)

Surprises in the weeds... Interesting year for watermelon this summer. My other patch produced early, and then developed a problem of blossom end rot, or something.
This patch was hit by a late spring frost, and looked like a loss, but pulled out all stops after the temp broke....

 Remember when it hit 108° way back at the end of June?

Since the temp broke in early July, the weather has been pleasant, with unusually regular rainfall. Shame about the rest of the country...




Blogger stiener said...

I have really enjoyed the Fall Obediant Plant in my garden this year.

October 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM  

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