Our August Garden

Abundance, over-abundance, success, and caterpillars.

 

STILL COMING ON AND JUST COMING ON

 

We’re still harvesting peppers and just beginning to harvest okra.

 

AN AVALANCHE OF SWEET POTATO VINES

 

We keep cutting them back but that only makes them laugh and grow stronger. Here they have swamped the cherry tomatoes and the peanuts. Looks like the pumpkin vine is also getting in on the action.

 

FARMING FOR PEANUTS

 

Underneath all those vines were a few peanut plants giving life their best shot.

 

LUOBO AND SEMINOLE

 

Chinese radish and Seminole pumpkin – gardens can be lessons in geography and history.

 

IN BLOOM NOW

 

Purple sweet potatoes and red canna lilies.

 

POLLINATOR GARDEN

 

Our pond garden is a bee and butterfly magnet featuring Budhelia (butterfly bush), Canna lily, Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan) and Asclepias syriaca (milkweed). The doe and fawn have long been a fixture in our front gardens, a gift from Camille’s mother who calls her “Dear.”

 

SWALLOWTAIL CATERPILLARS ON THE CARROTS

 

We watched in fascination as a group of caterpillars grew fat on carrot tops.

   

When they were ready, they buttoned up their legs and pupated, becoming mummy-like chrysalises. Although we tried to catch an emerging butterfly, they were too quick for us.

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[Troutsfarm] * [August, 2019] * [Our August Garden] * [Jason and Haruka’s Visit] * [Utah Trip] * [Recreational Walking]

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