Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Up North Weather

Put on a long sleeve shirt and jeans tonight to sit out on the patio. There is a breeze from the northwest bringing in blessedly cooler temperatures and lower humidity. Walked the garden tonight to see several plants in full bloom. The daylilies are doing their thing and many of the hosta are at their peak.

Hosta 'Emerald Tiara' in full bloom. Lovely for the front of the border.

Daylily 'Hyperion' - I love it for its prolific bloom and sweet fragrance.

Kitty Jo-Jo enjoying chewing on his pot of catmint.

A daylily I got from friend Cathy - I think it is Fairy Princess. Not a dwarf but a shorter variety.

This is my favorite of the bunch - also from Cathy. No name but a neon pinky-orange with an eyezone of gold and three darker petals. Huge flowers!

Going to two new markets this week. Going to give the Fenton Farmers Market a try. It's an evening market from 5-8 on Thursdays. They have a band at the park adjoining the parking lot each Thursday as well. Should make for a fun time. Friend Paul is joining me at this market too and I hope he'll have some fresh produce to sell a bit later this summer. Am also going to go back to the Royal Oak Farmers Market on Friday morning. They changed the time back to 7-1 so it won't be such a long day. When I set up there this spring they weren't even charging booth rental in the hopes of getting more vendors there. Don't know if they have gone back to charging rent.

Enjoy the summer while you can. It's warm days are fleeting.

1 comment:

  1. Here's what Tomato Fest, who supplied the heirloom seed I won has to say about Green Zebra:

    "The 2-inch round fruit ripens to a yellow-gold with dark-green zebra-like stripes. The flesh is lime-emerald in color with an invigorating lemon-lime flavor. Indeterminate. 75 Days."

    I might soon be eating Green Zebra. I'm glad we had this conversation before mine rotted while I waited for pink, lol.


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