Thursday, August 8, 2013
Summer Goes On
This summer is warm and sticky, as usual, but not nearly as hot as expected. And we've had lots of rain, which is totally different! So with the better weather, my flowers are having a great year in the garden, as are my veggies. The veggies are actually quite amazing. The last few summers have been so dry that the vegetable garden just limped along, barely producing. This year we are having a banner year instead. I always say that I only grow enough vegetables to eat, not enough to can and freeze. Well, this year is different. I'm keeping busy finding ways to use up all this produce besides just eating them immediately.
I've written many times about my love affair with Queen Red Lime zinnias. This is a must have at my house. I've never seen them available as plants, nor have I ever seen the seeds in stores. I always order the seeds online, and I have to order early because they often sell out. The plants get large and full of blooms, never get mildew, the flowers last a long, long time, and their coloring is unique.