17 August 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and Flaunt Your Flowers/Fertilizer Friday

Earlier this week I was out checking on the progress of the container gardens.  The parsley is growing great planted beneath a Roma Tomato.

Roma Tomato

Believe it or not, this is a salad green that I allowed to go to flower.  Today, however, I pulled it out of the pot, tired of it and hoping the pepper will achieve its potential with the added room.

Little peppers growing here.  I see something has been nibbling the leaves.

Two fairly nice size peppers.  Now for some heat and sunny days for the tomato and pepper production.

Another Roma Tomato plant.

Close up of a green bell pepper plant.

Campanula, white carpathian bells, finally flowering!

Pink Diamond Hydrangea.  It is finally taking on a decent shape after a few years in the garden and lots of TLC.  It had an odd shape in the pot when I bought it but I was determined to have one of these beauties in my garden.  The patience is paying off.  Sometimes I wish it would retain the white colour in its blooms, as it is so delicately beautiful but it is rather lovely as it takes on hues of dusty rose/pink later in the summer.

No....I am in denial!  It is much too early!!!  The peony leaves are already turning their autumn colour, and yes, you do see some chlorosis here.  I have treated with chelated iron but may need to do so again.

European Mountain Ash berries are already turning colour and yesterday I saw one cedar waxwing in the garden.  They love mountain ash.  As the season turns to autumn, the berries become red and swarms of flocking wax wings feast upon them.  

What's blooming and/or ready for harvest in your garden?  Please leave a link in your comments below so I might visit your garden.

I am linking in with:

Glenda at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday/Flaunt Your Flowers


Mildred said...

I see we share the same passion for gardening;o)
I love your white carpathian bells but I don't know if we can buy them in France! Will have a look at that!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy day ¤

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...everything looks very fruitful!!! And everything is so green and lush. I wish I could say the same for my area of the world, but still.........drought.

HOT TOWN SUMMER IN THE CITY is my link for Thursday's Themesong.

Karen said...

Wow, your garden is astonishing. The tomatoes and the other vegetables all look so healthy. I have the same hydrangea and it is finally looking pretty good this year, too. Takes some time, but it's worth it, right?

I can't believe fall is so near already. The summer went much too fast.

Nayana said...

beautiful garden..I specially loved your Roses...

Beth said...

Shirley, Your container garden plants look very healthy. Today I saw a groundhog on his way to my tomato plants....I had been wondering what animal was taking bites out of ripe tomatoes in my garden! Thanks for the tip on treating chlorosis. My phlox are chlorotic.

Kristin said...

It's hard to see the fall colors starting to show, isn't it? my trees have even dropped a few leaves. Don't you love the way mountain ash attract the birds? I love watching their antics in the garden.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful vegetables...I see the milkweed turning which is making me nervous with all the monarchs to feed

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