I feel like I have been way too absent from the sheer love of gardening that normally drives me to post on the 15th of every month and link to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. School gardens, summer camp schedules, hot weather...all seem to have soaked up the spare time I usually reserve for my own patch. But today, I was determined to get out and take some photos. This year, with the courtesy of the rains we have been having, I am seeing some beautiful blooms come out and some of the reworking of plants that has been done over the past few years has finally matured and taken hold.
Without further ado, blooming at Kiss of Sun in July...
Too many other flowers to attach photos but the Cenizo Sages are in beautiful bloom right now from the recent rains, the Cypress Vine is putting on delicate red blooms, and the cleomids are continuing their purple bloomfest run. The wildflower/septic field is filled with bee balm, Mexican Hat, and plenty of seeds as the flowers dry up.
In the vegetable garden, we have tomatoes, tomatillas, canteloupes, and patty pan squash. The pickling cucumbers I gave out to so many friends seem to be consistently putting out the fattest, most enormous cucumbers I have ever seen. And all of my friends who took some of the plants are getting great crops. So, yay! Cucumber salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My suyos are slow to develop this year, but seem to just be coming into their prime, for whatever reason. Since I have had plenty from the school garden and my mother-in-law, I'm OK with this delayed development.
And a really nice crop of tomatillas is coming in. The balloon husks are so fun to see in the garden and so far I have only picked a few but I look forward to making many sauces in the coming days.
Hope your garden is flourishing and you have the time to enjoy it.