No, not this kind of dog days...
But the hot and steamy kind, where the garden is producing more and more each day... We had hot, sunny days last week... well at least hot for us.
I made cucumber and tomato salsa... everything except salt, pepper and lime juice came from my garden. It was fabulously yummy, if I do say so myself!
And the peaches have ripened here at Red Gate Farm.
Those babies are really mine, fresh off the trees...
A few more days and the pears will be ready for picking... and canning.
And our first ever nectarine crop is still looking fantastic... they're finally turning color... well other than green that is.
And the flowers... although many are looking a bit past their prime... there are still sunflowers to love... to photograph
or cut from the veggie garden for just the right vase inside.
And my favorite Teddy Bear style sunflowers.... look so bright and cheery...
And what's this? Is it an early chrysanthemum?
Nope, they're marigolds... but they are called Mumsy because they look like Chrysanthemums. I grew these from seed too. I believe they come in a couple of colors besides the bright yellow. These seeds, like my white impatiens, come from Park Seed (online/mail order). They're as easy to grow as a regular marigold but take a little longer to mature since they are a fairly large flower/plant.
And speaking of marigolds... and chrysanthemums... I do have some regular french style marigolds next to my big, soon to be full of yellow flowers, chrysanthemum.
And as the month of August ends and September begins... I notice that my sedum, Autumn Joy, is changing color....
and we all know what that color change means... Fall is just around the corner, ready or not!