Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My kind of gold

Golden Yellow/White potatoes are my kind of gold!
These are Carola and Yellow Finn potatoes that I dug up in the morning this past Sunday - before we made it up to 108F.
Lots of potatoes!

Then I made this - Rosemary Potatoes Au Gratin from Pioneer Woman's Cookbook. Yum!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hot Garden Update

Here's a quick pictorial garden update. As you can tell from the picture above from The Weather Channel - it's HOT! My husband is away on business for a while, so all the yardwork (and housework) falls to me. On the weekends I spend from 8am until 11am in the garden and then I go inside and wait until temperatures drop around 7pm. Ugh.

I have some zinnias in our garden and they seem to LOVE the heat. In turn, the butterflies and the bees love the zinnias (and hopefully pollinate my tomatoes and peppers!)

Most of our tomatoes are green, but they are starting to turn. And crack. From the heat. :-(

The basil looks so pretty with the purple petunia wave flowers around the birdbath (yes, this is also in our veggie garden, in the middle of the peppers.)

Cucumbers are still going strong. I pick at least 6-10 every day. It makes my colleagues at work very happy!

Aren't these sunflowers adorable? Not sure what they are called, but they are about 10ft tall and these smaller 3 inch flowers. They make me smile!

The mini-maters are back! I enjoy these on my salads. From only ONE plant this year, and this was self-seeded!

More pretty zinnias.

Some peppers are coming in. They are delicious. Hopefully they love the hot weather!

A bell pepper!

The gorgeous Costoluto Genovese tomatoes.

Lima Beans!

Eggplant Bloom.


And I leave you with a picture of our bi-color Crepe Myrtle. They are everywhere in the south, but ours is the only bi-color I've ever seen. I think they must have done a cutting and attached it and it was a different color. We have three of these going up the driveway, and this year they are really taking off. Probably because I finally read up on how to prune them correctly and they are showing off their gratitude! :-)

Have a great week, everyone! Stay cool, dry - wherever you are!