Monday, August 27, 2012

Garden Miscellany

 
Sweet potato blossom

Garlic chives in bloom

Chard, eggplant, and one of the many, many morning glories infesting  adorning the garden
 
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

Personally, I rather like that infestation!

Thérèse said...

I can smell the garlic chives from here...

Martin said...

When I saw the title of this post, I knew I was in for a treat. I wasn't wrong.

Brian Miller said...

that sweet potato blossom is pretty and delicate....

Kath said...

Question, the sweet potato blossom: I haven't seen that on the plants I'm growing in planters. ANd yet the gardening store guy said we were growing sweet potatoes beneath the pretty foliage. Is that true? Should the blossom show up?

Vicki Lane said...

About the sweet potato blossom -- there were only a few in a good-size patch of sweet potatoes. And last year, in a smaller patch, I saw none. I hadn't known they flowered. And since they're propagated from slips (sprouts from a sweet potato)it may be that the tendency to bloom has been bred out of them, as seeds aren't necessary. But the few blossoms were such a pretty treat! So, Kath, I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Anonymous said...

Had a window box with morning glories on a trellis for several years. Moved away and came back a couple years later to see the empty lot beside the old house covered with morning glories. They spread/infect so very quickly, but it was a beautiful sight.

Lynne in GA

Anonymous said...

Had a window box with morning glories on a trellis for several years. Moved away and came back a couple years later to see the empty lot beside the old house covered with morning glories. They spread/infect so very quickly, but it was a beautiful sight.

Lynne in GA

Helene Adams said...

Vicki, I just had a take a second this morning to tell you how much I look forward to your blog every day. I meant to post to the bacca pictures the other day but time got away from me. They reminded me so much of my cotton days in the delta.

jennyfreckles said...

I've just come home from a few days in London and am soothed by your photos, after a very urban and noisy (though fun) weekend.

Friko said...

the many, many morning glories, which obviously are very attractive to slugs and therefore save some of your less expendable plants.

Suz said...

oh such beauty still

Vicki Lane said...

I love the morning glories and let them go in some places -- in other places I'm forced to be ruthless.

Thank you, Helene and jennnyf!

Vicki Lane said...

I love the morning glories and let them go in some places -- in other places I'm forced to be ruthless.

Thank you, Helene and jennnyf!

Miss_Yves said...

Another title:Garden "reveries "