This is the first year I've planted dahlias. The package said they would be 36" tall and this one is over 6 feet! The package also shows this variety as bright pink with a bright yellow center. Do you think it got put in the wrong package?
Today was the day to dig the potatoes. They are Yukon Golds and I have about 15 lbs. to eat this winter. That's about an average crop for this variety.
My back garden is surrounded by a 6 foot high wood fence that goes right down to the ground. These plants are inside another fence as well, a "rabbit-proof" fence (says so right on the package!) that did not keep young rabbits from going through it and decimating the green beans, as you can see. Nothing left for me but a bit of the stalks. They also chewed the beets, chard, and carrots right down to the ground.
The heads of amaranth are so heavy they are bending down. The young leaves are pretty, delicious, and nutritious in a salad or stir fry, while the seeds have a high protein content and are high in other valuable nutrients. Besides which it just looks so pretty amongst all the green in the garden!
All my tomatoes are heirloom varieties, not hybrids. These little sungolds have the most tomato flavor pop you can imagine when you bite into them
These are called Black Cherry and when they ripen they are a brownish black. They, too, have amazing flavor.
The August garden . . . last hurrah of exuberant color, busy insects, and juicy fruits before all withers in the frosts of September. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the show while there is still time!