Seeing Red:: August Garden

As I was wandering the garden this month I noticed something...something other than green. Red was every where in every shade from bright orange red to soft magenta. Of course there are red tomatoes and red hot peppers but the not so apparent hints caught my eye this month. 


Garden Red's 8/2013
A special flower: The Nightwatchman variety of Holly Hock. Saving seeds as I type.  
Garden Red's 8/2013
Red Leaf lettuce.


Beets! Yum. After watching my Grandma Dutra eat these from a can I never thought beets would be a favorite. But they are easy to grow and taste like candy when roasted.

Garden Red's 8/2013
Sun Gold tomatoes; these maybe more orange than red but they are beautifully sweet.

Garden Red's 8/2013
Another bee buzzing about collecting pollen. I told my son about this magical process and now each time he sees a bee he says "Awe look Mom, a bee getting pollen." The scientist in me melts each time.

Garden Red's 8/2013
Hot, Hot, Hot!
Garden Red's 8/2013
The constant in all my gardens, nasturtium. Also saving seeds from these little ones.  

August Garden

A basket full of red veggies (and green and yellow and orange). The garden is bursting. In the next couple of weeks I will be harvesting and preserving drying, freezing and canning. The bounty is too much to eat; especially when there are figs coming ripe. 

August Garden

Maybe next month Orange will be the dominate color :) Till then, 

Cheers!
Kelly 

1 comment:

Dawn White said...

Lovely garden, Kelly! Each of those photos could provide a palette for a quilt!