Thursday, September 29, 2011

COMMUNITY GARDEN




The Master Gardeners have joined up with the Garden Club in planting a community garden. The produce is shared with the elderly and shut ins as well as anyone in need. A lot of the produce will be taken to the local food pantry. We planted broccoli,brussel sprouts,spinach, collards and cabbage. Lettuce will soon be planted as well as carrots. The garden club planted onions and turnips and several varieties of mustard and turnip greens.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FAITHFUL RESEEDERS


Not much blooming in my garden right now. I reallly have neglected the garden this year-it has just been too dang hot!
 These summer poinsettias-or at least that is what I have always called them are always reliable for fall color. They are a tough annual that readily reseeds. A fun old passalong plant.Another great late summer-fall plant, that reseeds.The small bushes are covered with these small blooms.I am not sure of the correct name, I first planted these ten years ago, from seeds I received at a garden setting wedding.

Friday, September 23, 2011

TOUGH AS NAILS

This flower bed is outside the Extension office on the East side. It gets brutal sun reflected off the street and sidewalk. It always looks great, even without water though. The trick is planting tough as nails plants-potatoe vine and sedums.Too bad we have to have that bright yellow curb-it kinda takes away from the look!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MORE GOURD FESTIVAL




A few more photos of the gourf festival.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

RALEIGH GOURD FESTIVAL






Visited the Gourd Fest in Raleigh yesterday. Who knew there were so many types of gourds! There were some amazing artists there. Felder Rushing was also there signing his new book-his books are always fun and informative. Enjoy the photos.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A LOVELY KOSIUSKO GARDEN




Random shots from a garden tour.