Monday, July 9, 2012

Waiting on the green, admiring the purple

Daily watering in the morning and evening was apparently not enough to get the garden on a good solid roll, but a big rainstorm that passed through here last week did absolute wonders for the plants. Where there were a few flowers, now there be more, and small tomatoes, hot peppers and bell peppers are growing even faster on every single plant. Garden nurseries are also doing mid-season sales, so we picked up a Buddleja davidii “Black Knight” that has already begun to attract butterflies. I've read that they're considered invasive but I can't see how they could be more invasive than the stinging nettles.

Datterini and peperone
Jalapeno and calabrian hot peppers
Zucchini in wire pots
Voluntary shiso
Lavanda
Buddleja davidii

Today's high: 28°C / 82°F

7 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a good soak of rain and sounds like it came at just the right time for your garden.Peppers are looking good too!
    Love Buddlia's and have about 8 varities around the garden, they can become leggy but respond to a good prune each year and come back stronger and full of flowers.......

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    1. Thanks for the tip on pruning! This is the first time that I've seen them in a garden center, and I have never seen this plant in anyone else's yard.

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    1. And I am not finished yet! Everytime we head out to the home and garden center, I end up bringing some plant/plants home with me. Wish we could could grow papayas...

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    2. papaya/mango is something I wish I could do on my lanai too...

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  3. Things are looking good in your neck of the woods!!

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    1. Good but so slow! We've been hitting some low temps in the morning that it almost seems as if fall is already here.

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