Wednesday, July 16, 2008
What's Blooming in My Garden-- July 16, 2008
Scarlett Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) is putting out blooms now. I can't wait to taste those big, fat beans!
Volunteer calendula (Calendula officinalis) reseeded from last year. These blossoms make me so insanely happy, and I can't wait to start using them for some new skin cream.
Bee balm (Monarda fistulosa) blooming for the first time ever in my garden. I had to seriously nurse this plant. Out of an entire packet of seeds that I planted last year, this was the only one to come up. At the end of the season last year, it caught some powdery mildew, and I was desperately afraid that it would kick the bucket, but, well, you can see here that it's starting to make its own way.
My daylily (Hemerocallis spp.), cultivar 'Pandora's Box', is finally bursting with tasty blossoms weeks after the rest of the town's daylilies. Daylily salad anyone?