Monday, August 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day August 2011

I have a new favorite plant: California fuchsia.  This lovely low-lying shrub started blooming last month and it is still going gangbusters.  It looks like the flowers just appeared; they really have incredible longevity.  But beyond the fact that they are gorgeous and long-lasting is the fact that three different times last week I glanced out the kitchen window and saw a hummingbird flitting around and partaking of the fuchsia nectar.  Now tell me that's not a great way to start the day: "Oh, good morning, again, little hummingbird!"  Awesome.

In the veggie garden we have the usual suspects lined up: squash, cucumbers, beans, eggplants, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes and artichokes! It's really looking good out there.


Sugar Baby watermelon
Guarded by semi-feral-jungle-housecat

Roc d'Or yellow wax beans

A fabulous cluster of future Sungolds

More roses

Peace rose

Fuchsia, buckwheat, flax and green heads of Sedum Autumn Joy fixin' to bloom

California fuchsia- the botanical hummingbird feeder

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