summer gardening fun

Well, that weatherman who said that summer was over was just plain wrong.  It’s back!! Not quite by popular demand.  We’re having another heat wave, back into the 90s for the next several days.  Thank goodness there is A/C!  Meanwhile,  I’ve taken a lot of photos of things growing in the last few weeks that I wanted to share.  I hope you enjoy.

To start, a short story of the squash/melon/pumpkins growing on our fence.  Hubby heard that we had melons on our fence.  But I thought our neighbor had planted squash.  It looked like squash, bloomed like squash.  So we thought we’d take the largest one off the vine and cook it, thinking it was summer squash and the person who told hubby these were melons was mistaken.  After it was cut we thought it sure looked like a pumpkin just not matured.  It’s the dark green gourd as well as the one cut open that you see in the gallery below.  We cooked it, tasted it and declared it an early, bland tasting pumpkin.  A few days later I asked my neighbor what he planted and he said it was different kinds of pumpkins.  He mentioned that his mother put the vines on the fence.  We were both thinking that was probably not the best idea. Here’s a gallery with some of the pumpkins growing on our fence.

Next, some other things growing in the garden.  These tomatoes are yummy:

My neighbor’s arugula, two views:

Some other things blooming right now:

a little bee action

Let me squeeze in another rudbeckia, black eyed Susans:

Balloon flowers.  The first is a singular blossom with a bud of Joe Pye Weed behind it.  I especially like the second one that shows one in bloom, one that has bloomed and another blossom on the way:

Next another little gallery of photos from the cabin this past week:

And just a few other photos.  A red day lily and morning glory in my yard and petunias in downtown St. Paul:

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10 responses to “summer gardening fun

  1. What a beauty ! ! It’s weird though, the tree at our frontyard is starting to shed its leaves… too early.

  2. There’ll be a food post soon, at least I’m hoping… ;-)

  3. Too bad the pumpkin was so bland. I love those purple balloon flowers. I’d love some fresh tomatoes from your vines! :-)

  4. Toby, these pictures pop. What kind of tomatoes are those? I am craving a salad now. BTG

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